[Sugar-devel] [SLOBS] Long-term support for Sugar
pbrobinson at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 18:02:55 EDT 2009
>> > > If it were on me, I'd just ditch the XO bundle format and use
>> > > native packages for each distro. Some are already being
>> > > packaged, and the Python distutils are capable of producing rpms
>> > > and debs with the same ease of our current setup.py scripts.
>> > But then every child in Uruguay (plus other deployments that withhold
>> > root from their users) would hate you 'cause they wouldn't be able to
>> > install activities anymore. A solution that results in a significant
>> > percentage of Sugar's users not being able to download activities
>> > anymore is not a solution.
>> > If we could switch to .rpm *and* find a good way to install .rpms
>> > without being root, though, that would be pretty compelling.
>> Its called PackageKit :-) See discussions from previously...
> Which discussion pointed out how PackageKit could install different
> rpms for different users?
Do you mean different versions of Write for different users? Or one
person on a machine have access to Write and another person not to
have access to it?
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