[SoaS] [Sugar-devel] sugar coating

Bernie Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Tue Jul 27 17:39:35 EDT 2010

On Tue, 2010-07-27 at 15:15 -0400, Luke Faraone wrote:
> > Morally, the sugar coating is not the best thing to promote the sugar
> > platform. BUT we can't wait for the supertux developer to sugarize their
> > application and we all need supertux. So...
> It's definitely a start, and better than having to leave Sugar entirely
> for such programs.

libsugarize was a good hack to satisfy the requirements of Sugar's
non-standard handshake protocol without touching the application.

However, it lies to Sugar about several things and introduces needless
complexity. All Linux desktops use a standard startup notification
protocol that works with any application:


There's a library implementing this protocol which is already used by
Gnome and KDE. I was hoping to get this done for F11-0.88, but there
were too many other higher-priority things to do. Maybe we're still in
time for 0.90.

Before someone asks the standard rhetoric question [*]: following
standards will make it easier to sugarize educational activities and
improve the integration of existing non-native activities.

[*] "how does it help learning?"

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