[sugar] Bitfrost compliance for Update.1

Michael Stone michael
Mon Nov 5 12:28:19 EST 2007

On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 02:54:23PM +0100, Bert Freudenberg wrote:

> >"tmp" is transient and "conf" and "data" are persistent.
> What's the difference between data and conf then?

The difference concerns how configuration data from old versions of an
activity are handled.

The 'data' dir is per-activity-version.

The conf dir is also per-activity-version but, the first time you launch
a new version [and only the first time, if we can engineer it], the
conf-dir for the new version will contain a read-only copy of a previous
version's conf data for you to scan, if you wish.

The old data will likely be presented as the directory


Some slightly dated notes that will be brought up to date shortly are
available at

[Some people, notably _sj_ have suggested that we should make all old
configuration data available, read-only, on every activity launch. The
motivation for Ivan's proposed scheme, as I understand it, is to protect
the use from activities which crash when reading old config data by only
showing them such data once].

Next question, please?  :)


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