[sugar] [PATCH] Journal able to use "open with" for activity bundles

Michael Stone michael
Wed Jun 11 12:11:52 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 11:37:13AM -0400, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote:

Cute. Incidental thought: is performing a translation an action? (If so,
then when new versions of the source objects become available, it might
be straightforward to "replay" the action on the new version of the
sources.) Secondary thought: if translating is an action, then have we
simply produced transient or instantaneous activities which have no GUI?

To me, the interesting claim is that these "transient activities" (or
translators, if you think they're different) should be able to advertise
that they can turn types A into (potentially) B, C, and D.) (If we
expect the activities to be able to read the user's data in order to
state make this determination, then we have even greater incentive to
implement the Bitfrost P_DOCUMENT_RO and P_NETWORK protections - they
seem to be ideally suited to this use case.)

 (Jill: "But Jack, what about Translators that require network access to
  Jack: "I'm so glad you asked, Jill! In fact, ...")


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