[sugar] October 29 - Tarballs due for 0.83.1

David Farning dfarning
Thu Oct 30 17:27:55 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 9:20 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 2:52 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz
> <bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
> >
> > 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
> agree.
> 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.
> Regards,
> Ben,

Would you be willing to continue your work on the data store in closer
collaboration with Sugar Labs?

A few day ago there was a emotional appeal from OLPC about how to 'build
trust with the community.'  It would seem to me that communicating clearly
with outside developers would be the first step in building  trust.

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