[sugar] Bundle .info change

Yoshiki Ohshima yoshiki
Tue Dec 19 16:05:11 EST 2006


> Most of this can be achieved already.  Grab the build logs, and diff
> them.  You'll see additions/removals from the package lists, which will
> alert you to issues like the libGL one.  A reasonable suggestion is a
> per-build mail sent to devel at laptop with package additions/removals.  We
> should also have somewhere the hard list of libraries that, at a
> minimum, we expect to ship.  Anything not on that list could not be
> counted on to be in the images, even _if_ it did slip into a few of them
> at various points.  Examples: libGL, perl, emacs, vi, etc.

   Sorry to ask this, but where can I find the build logs?

> Ideally, we would have developed the platform for the past 3 years and,
> this past summer, rolled it out with a stability guarantee and
> occasional bugfixes.  But that's not the case, and the platform is being
> developed _in parallel_ with the activities that are supposed to run on
> it.  That's not particularly easy for anyone, but the alternative is for
> activity developers to wait until next year when OLPC comes out, and
> _then_ start developing.  If people want to get a head-start, then there
> is going to be a certain amount of flux and pain; that's the choice.

  Well, I don't think I mentioned, asked or suggested that kind of
ideal but unrealistic things.

> OLPC also needs the software to be successful, and to that end, shafting
> activity developers makes no sense.  We need to do better here.  But
> those of you developing for the platform already have much more input
> and much more technical influence and involvement in the direction OLPC
> takes than if we dropped a ready made platform over the wall.

  Thank you!

-- Yoshiki

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