[Sugar-devel] Introduction

Aleksey Lim alsroot at member.fsf.org
Tue Sep 28 07:26:01 EDT 2010

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 06:46:00AM -0400, Steven Parrish wrote:
> Some of you may have already heard that I have accepted a position
> with ActivityCentral to be the project manager for Dextrose.

Great to hear!

> It feels
> like I have come full circle as I started out as a volunteer
> maintaining the "F11 for the XO-1" builds for the past 18 months.
> That work was very rewarding and I was glad to see OLPC step in and
> release official builds based on my work.  The "F11 for the XO-1" was
> also a starting point for the original Dextrose system, which Bernie
> Innocenti brought to fruition.
> Now we will be taking the original Dextrose and expanding upon it.
> Dextrose2 will be the result.  Based on Fedora11 and Sugar 0.88 it
> will strive for stability, while providing deployments with a
> customizable product.  I have already started creating builds for the
> new system with additional language support, and they can be found at
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Dextrose .  The builds will be for both
> the XO-1 and XO-1.5 and will be available both with Gnome and without.

What about reusing bazaar.sl.o as Dextrose repository for all sugar
packages (it could be only sugar, other packages like hw maybe reused
directly from upstream, attached after bazaar repo or even build on

I'm planing to have 0.88 Sugar Platform run on f11 at the end of this

The benefits I see here is that we can reuse Dextrose efforts(regarding
to sugar itself) in other sugar distros directly (just building for
particular distro). Also, we can have the same repo of activities on
bazaar (w/o repacking it for several distros).

> We have a team of developers at SEETA who will be working on this with
> us.  Many of them are already known to the community and more will
> become known as they join the effort.
> I have already started going over the outstanding issues and know that
> with everyone's help we can make Dextrose the Premier system for XO
> deployments.
> The issues that need to be worked on can be found at:
> http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/query?status=accepted&status=assigned&status=new&status=reopened&order=priority&col=id&col=summary&col=status&col=type&col=priority&col=milestone&col=component&keywords=$love
> and
> http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/query?status=accepted&status=assigned&status=new&status=reopened&order=priority&col=id&col=summary&col=component&col=status&col=type&col=priority&col=milestone&keywords=$extrose
> If you are already working on any of these tickets please send me a
> quick note as to which tickets you are working on and what the status
> is.
> I look forward to working with everyone.
> Steven Parrish
> smparrish at gmail.com
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