[sugar] October 29 - Tarballs due for 0.83.1

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu
Wed Oct 29 10:20:09 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 2:52 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz
<bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
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> Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
>> I have stopped work on the DS and Journal because OLPC is apparently
>> funding the development of a replacement for them
> Really?

Well, it's at least apparent because both Scott and Erik have
mentioned in public that they are working on their own replacements.
OLPC management hasn't told me to stop working on the journal, but I
don't see how I could keep working on it without risking to lose even
more of my time. I asked Scott if he could say by Nov 17 if he thought
that he would be able to ship his journal in 0.84 and he seemed to

I didn't got a single comment from OLPC engineers when I asked them
about my DS replacement, so I guess it wasn't considered a worth
possibility by them.

>> We could easily hack the DS in 0.83 to return D-Bus strings for
>> standard properties that are known (or rather, expected) to contain
>> textual data, but introducing this inconsistency in the API may not be
>> such a good idea.
> OK. What happens to Journal entries with non-Ascii titles?

D-Bus strings are UTF-8 encoded, so that wouldn't be a problem.



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