[Sugar-devel] Sugar and activities flag day

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 07:33:13 EDT 2010

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 7:18 AM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
> On 09/14/2010 11:08 AM, Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 9:26 AM, Tomeu Vizoso<tomeu at sugarlabs.org>  wrote:
>>> One way of seeing things that might make more palatable 0.92 == 1.0 is
>>> that we are really still in the first iteration and 1.0 will be when
>>> that first iteration reaches maturity, without big changes in the API.
>>> After 1.0 we can start working on what will be one day 2.0 which
>>> should be the second iteration of Sugar, hopefully using what we have
>>> learned during these years.
>>> This would mean that the next cycle would be devoted to rebasing on
>>> top of GNOME 3 so we remain packageable in future distros and that the
>>> next-gen activity APIs would only come afterwards.
>>> How does it sound?
> That is good with me, too.
>> I think that's a good plan. I would accept API cleanups (especially
>> deprecated API removals) if someone has time to do them though, I
>> would just not make it the focus for the release.
> I wanted to remove deprecated API already in 0.90, though people were
> screaming that it has not been announced early enough, which of course
> was fair enough.
> I think the important part is, that one has a policy for dropping and
> replacing API, communicates that and then as well move forward at some
> point do break and announce, remind and ping... Some people will switch
> in time others will need to hit the errors first, then move, but that is
> ok ;D

If we do our prep work in advance, we could hold a sprint to update
all of the activities (at least the ones in git) during a sprint. I
think it could be done quite quickly and efficiently.

> To give an example of how long API changes are accepted by activities
> the toolbars we introduced in 0.86 can be seen. I think probably 10% of
> activities has been ported so far. (no blame here, just observing)
> Regards,
>    Simon
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Walter Bender
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