[sugar] 9.1 Proposal: Files
Wed Oct 29 21:33:45 EDT 2008
Erik Garrison wrote:
> However, it is unclear how hacking is
> supposed to proceed within Sugar without some exposure to the underlying
Run Browse and you start with "OLPC Library". Click in the location
field and you see file:///home/olpc/.library_pages/index.html. Any
inquisitive child is going to start exploring and wind up looking at the
source for Analyze.activity/analyze.py. (I don't know how hard it would
be to add syntax highlighting to Mozilla's text rendering.)
> Even if it is possible to do via the Terminal, we are not
> making it easy for users to start by providing two incompatible views on
Yes. I can't even look in file:///home/olpc/.sugar I've had
intermittent problems in the past where I'm unable to browse other
directories, but this directory is hidden to Browse by design.
Files? I think mankind is in the middle of a 25-year transition to
versioned URIs. It's strange that viewing that source file isn't chock
full of links. But I know of no O.S. that's figured it out (remember
public_html directories and Microsoft's "View as Web folder"?) and
meanwhile the Journal is an advance on a mere file system. There's no
web server on the XO, so it's hard for it to figure out the URI'd future
If I ruled the world the Journal would be reuse + extension of Firefox
3's Places feature. Places has the same history, tags, search, last
viewed, description, etc.; it allows but does not require subfolders.
That would be the start of the unification of browsing the web and your
local work that's surely coming.
Thanks for all you do.
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