[SoaS] [Sugar-devel] sugar coating

David Farning dfarning at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 18:06:54 EDT 2010

On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 5:39 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
> 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:
>  http://www.freedesktop.org/software/startup-notification/
> 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.

hmmmm rejecting a fix/patch because you hope\intend to come up with a
better solution in the future:(


> 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?"
> --
>   // Bernie Innocenti - http://codewiz.org/
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