[sugar] re Journal Requirements and preparing kids (was something else)

Marco Pesenti Gritti mpgritti
Sat Oct 11 07:55:12 EDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Greg Smith <gregsmitholpc at gmail.com> wrote:
> b - We should allow access to the file system directly. This is the
> point most adamantly express by John Gilmore (btw there was a round of
> applause by some engineers in the office on reading that one morning
> :-). That is, the Journal should show the full path and file name to
> every file. Should probably show the size and maybe other file
> attributes too. The file names should be human readable and accessible
> easily by applications and by terminal commands. It doesn't have to be
> the only way to see files in the GUI but it has to be easily available.
> That is the main way we address the question: "will kids learn to use
> computers by having an XO?" Not sure we have consensus on that but I
> think we are close.

The requirements here are very unclear. I suggest we re-discuss it
after Scott talk which should bring everyone up to speed with the
current thinking of the Sugar developers and design team.


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