[sugar] Sugar\Windows won't ship
Mon Apr 28 05:04:03 EDT 2008
On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 9:59 AM, John Gilmore <gnu at toad.com> wrote:
> > I'll say that the impression that I have received as an outsider is that
> > the people working on Sugar have not at all been interested in
> > compatibility with normal linux software.
> It's more accurate to say that while they are somewhat interested in
> that as an abstract idea, they are much more interested in making
> their interface whizzier, which is fun, and in rewriting the most
> obviously braindead parts of the Journal/Datastore, which staves off
> programmer and end-user insanity. (I'm paraphrasing drastically, from
> having watched a bit of their goal-setting for the next release from
All this sarcasm only makes things even muddier. Please raise your
concerns in a clearer way.
> If someone came along with clean patches to make Sugar work better
> with normal Linux/Unix software, I think they'd accept them. (Some
> patches to Gnome, KDE, and other window managers are also going to be
> needed, at least if Sugar apps want to show their current SVG icons;
> no other window manager supports drawing SVG icons.)
> If the community waited around til the two? three?-person Sugar team
> got around to implementing these features itself, they might have to
> wait til 2010 or so.
Maybe not so long. But please send the patches anyway.
> That has been
> patched, but just barely; the API still comes with terrible
> assumptions like "of course the application will make a copy of every
> file it touches".
This is plain false. Where did you get that idea?
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