[Sugar-devel] Enhancing Sugar to support multiple users

Daniel Drake dsd at laptop.org
Mon Sep 6 09:05:32 EDT 2010

On 5 September 2010 13:57, Christoph Derndorfer
<christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just created a new ticket (http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2292) to get
> some discussions started on what changes need to be made to Sugar to work
> well in an environment where multiple users will work on the same machine
> (which is how Peru's next 300,000 XOs will be used:
> http://www.olpcnews.com/countries/peru/peru_between_one_laptop_per_child_and_seven_children_per_laptop.html).
> Obviously this touches upon a lot of areas from simple naming of the
> machine, over the Journal, backups and probably a whole host of other issues
> that I haven't though of yet.

When we discussed this while I was in Peru, one requirement they
identified is that the kid would log onto an XO one day and do some
work, and then log onto another XO the following week and continue the
same work.

Assuming this still stands, this strongly calls for a network-based
home directory system with some kind of network login service (but
someone with experience in such areas should comment). This would
require a number of changes at the OS level and server level, but
Sugar would be left untouched, as far as I can think.


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