[sugar] Sugar USB testing
Wed Oct 8 08:05:51 EDT 2008
Maybe you could rephrase you call for a show of hands: raise your left
hand if you regularly use Sugar on an XO; raise your right hand if you
use regularly Sugar on other hardware. Clap your hands if you use
Sugar more than a standard WM.
Now listen to the sound of one hand clapping (the right hand)!!
On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 10:02 PM, <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
> marco pesenti gritti wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 6:37 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > CCing the Sugar list.
> and adding devel.
> > >
> > > It seems that one of the problems we will be encountering with generic
> > > spins is footprint. Even a standard Ubuntu without Sugar was seeming
> > > too fat to load from a LiveCD on a Pentium 4 with 256K of DRAM.
> > I'm planning to dogfood the Fedora LiveUSB and I'll have a look to
> > memory usage while doing so. In principle, unless there are relevant
> > memory costs given by running on a LiveUSB, I'd expect it to work
> > decently.
> i've been curious for a while -- can we have a show of hands for
> how many people dogfood the existing XO s/w?
> for my part, i don't, to the extent that i yum-install xfce and
> run that. so there's little memory pressure, and i don't run
> activities, nor networkmanager. but i'm still running the kernel
> and most of the system software. i can quickly switch to running
> sugar, and i do, when i discover something that i think needs
> investigating on a more "real" installation. i think even my
> limited "dogfooding" has been useful -- the bugs i've found or
> helped diagnose have tended to be power management issues, and
> some yum package management issues.
> i _really_ think we need to make the XO base _and_ sugar be a
> place that developers are comfortable living in. our needs
> aren't quite the same as a school kid's, but i think there's a
> much bigger overlap than we often think. with the advent of the
> fedora spin we're going to lose xo/sugar mindshare among our
> g1g1 and development users , and i think we need to think
> seriously about taking up that slack. even if that means adding
> some "poweruser"-centric features which a grade-schooler would
> probably never use, it's worth considering, in return for the
> increased focus, and yes, discomfort it may cause.
>  but i think we'll gain in overall project mindshare, so in net
> i'm in favor of it.
> paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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