[Sugar-devel] Glucose and Frame

Cilyan Olowen gaknar at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 13:39:31 EST 2009

Hello !

I'm all new in the Sugar community, but I'm very interested in Sugar's
very simple and intuitive interface for my grand parents who are
completely new to computers. As I need a light and very strong system,
I decided to base this on a distrib I know very well : ArchLinux. I
met here another Archer who has almost the same needs and same
interests, and together we decided to package Sugar for ArchLinux.
That's for the background.

Now the project has a little bit progressed, and I'm ending with
Glucose almost packaged :
hippo-canvas, hulahop, python-xklavier, squeak, sugar, sugar-artwork,
sugar-base, sugar-datastore, sugar-presence-service, sugar-toolkit
(I'm missing etoys and pyabiword). All this is now installed on my
system and I wanted to make a little check of where I was. And
surprise, after launching "sugar" in a console, no Frame ! Metacity is
launched, together with a nice big cursor, but no Frame or Activity
Circle. Same with "sugar-emulator" which opens a nice Xephyr window
with a black screen and the famous cursor inside, but nothing more.
And indeed it seems that the sugar script ends with no error or maybe
forks to the background but I have no trace of it in "ps".

This leads to the simple question : Do I have a misconfiguration here,
a bug, or am I simply missing a packet ?

Woo, such a long message for a simple question, yes I know, sorry. But
I needed to introduce myself too to your community ;)



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