[sugar] Supporting desktop applications, extending the EWMH spec
Tue Sep 23 09:09:00 EDT 2008
Well. It's off-topic.
I guess it came to mind because the Journal and datastore are a point of
incompatibility between Sugar and the rest of the Linux desktop world.
On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 08:16:25AM -0400, Walter Bender wrote:
> Could you please elaborate on what the behavior of the Journal has to
> do with this thread?
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 2:52 PM, Erik Garrison <erik at laptop.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 05:01:41PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
> >> My impression, based on historical conversations with the parties
> >> involved is that there are a bunch of hackers who feel that we did
> >> ourselves a disservice by dropping _so much_ backwards compatibility,
> >> specifically with Unix filesystems and desktops, in exchange for
> >> cool ideas. The feeling is that had we traded compatibility for features
> >> less aggressively then there would be many more hackers available to
> >> help write the features since there would be many more hackers who felt
> >> it was possible to live within Sugar.
> >> This is just an impression, however.
> > For what it's worth, it is also my impression. I have heard similarly
> > from virtually all technically-oriented parties involved. I have heard
> > echos of this from less technical users (e.g. teachers who are confused
> > by the behavior of the journal).
> > Erik
> Walter Bender
> Sugar Labs
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