[Sugar-devel] Hypothetical sugar-0.90 material, draft 1.
pbrobinson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 08:57:09 EDT 2010
On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Lucian Branescu
<lucian.branescu at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8 June 2010 05:54, Michael Stone <michael at laptop.org> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Under the temporary working hypothesis that we want to make a Sugar release in
>> a couple of months, I'd like to know more about what we might find ourselves
>> integrating. Here's my current list of, er... mostly unvetted rumors. :)
>> 1. Aleksey: 0install integration, Vala-based sugar-toolkit
>> 2. Sascha: versioned datastore
>> 3. Tomeu: collaboration refactoring
>> 4. Gary + Christian: alternative activity launch UI
>> 5. Michael: git repo reorganization and build system rewrite
>> 6. Gary + Scott: preliminary touch-related UI tweaks
>> 7. Raul: rainbow
>> 8. Esteban: virtual keyboard
>> 9. Lucian: browser abstraction
> After some debate on what exactly I should be doing, I've decided that
> it's both prudent and relatively easy to make that abstraction layer
> after all. Since I last used it, pywebkitgtk's API has grown much
> closer to hulahop's, so a snippet similar to this one
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Sugar_Code_Snippets#WebView already works
> for both hulahop and pywebkitgtk.
> I will be going forward trying to remove all hulahop & xpcom imports
> from Browse, effectively writing a complete hulahop backend for my
> abstraction layer. After that, I'll implement the pywebkitgtk backend.
I found some more information about the changes Mozilla is planning
for XPCom in gecko2. Each week they have a platform meeting  and
the notes generally have good information about what's going on there.
In this weeks meeting  they covered some upcoming changes to XPCom
 so you might find more useful information there.
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