[Sugar-devel] Future of Rainbow + Sugar?
dr at jones.dk
Tue Feb 24 18:22:13 EST 2009
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On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 11:24:37AM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
>On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 01:47:01AM -0500, Mikus Grinbergs wrote:
>>[Also, I'm hearing whispers of 'no Rainbow' after Joyride.]
>In my view, it's up to the SugarLabs folks to use Rainbow or to drop
>it. I have tried to clear the way for them to use it on all the
>platforms they care about by simplifying it, by making it more
>generically useful, by writing some basic .deb and .rpm packaging in
>order to ease testing, and by writing Sugar patches which cause Sugar
>to use it.
As I see it, it isn't just "up to the Sugarlabs folks" to use Rainbow.
Sugarlabs care about Sugar. Sugar on any distro, and any hardware.
Rainbow is tied not primarily to Sugar but to a specific distro: the
OLPC fork of Fedora. Sugarlabs is loosing interest in that particular
distribution, and Rainbow needs to get adopted by more distros to
Sure, Sugarlabs developers also play with this Soas distro - another
fork of Fedora, but a lighter one, without the hardcore developers
engaged in the lower parts of the system that the OLPC fork had.
Yes, I am interested in packaging Rainbow for Debian. I just haven't
found time to pull it off yet. I want to finish getting Sucrose packaged
first, and unfortunately am still somewhat alone in doing that.
I can understand your frustration. But perhaps you need to aim
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