[Sugar-devel] Bundling plugins with Browse

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Mon Dec 8 14:49:27 EST 2008

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On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 08:34:29PM +0100, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 8:21 PM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 07:50:17PM +0100, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
>>>I haven't done these tricks myself, but I know that some activities 
>>>ship executables and libraries inside their bundles.
>>>Two places to look at are modifying PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH and 
>>>insert in them paths inside the bundle.
>> Please make such hacks optional, to ease integration with 
>> distributions, that often mandate the use of shared libraries.
>Sure, the idea here is to be able to fix a bug in the OLPC distro 
>without having to respin images.
>Distros shouldn't resort to these hacks ever, but deployers may find it 
>handy in some cases.

Is this not about writing an add-on to the Browse activity, providing a 
new functionality: embedded PDF viewer?

If so, then why do that as a "dirty hack"? I see a use for such add-on 
more widely than just by the OLPC distro.

Sorry if I (still) misunderstand the issue here.

  - Jonas

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