[Sugar-devel] Activity packaging

Michael Stone michael at laptop.org
Wed Jul 7 10:06:03 EDT 2010

Aleksey wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 01:18:04AM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
>> Bernie wrote:
>> On Tue, 2010-07-06 at 12:02 -0400, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote:
>> >> I think you are missing an important requirement: installation without
>> >> elevated permissions.
>> >
>> > Rainbow has been bit-rotting for the past 2 years 
>> Ahem. Sugar's integration with rainbow has bit-rotted, been rebuilt, and still
>> received no independent testing despite repeated calls for same.
> To be honest I wasn't a fan of rainbow a bit time ago..
> But having Zero Sugar fully implemented and potential possibility to launch
> almost any piece of software... rainbow should be more then essential
> requirement.

Let's be clear: the actual requirement is for something more like "safety" or

Rainbow is merely one of several reasonable approaches -- and competition and
interoperability would be no bad thing here.


P.S. - Several other isolation shells that might be worth thinking about, if
only to better understand the tradeoffs that rainbow makes, are briefly
described at 


P.P.S. - Also, either way, thanks for your encouragement. :)

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