[Sugar-devel] [ASLO] Release Oopsy-1

forster at ozonline.com.au forster at ozonline.com.au
Mon Jan 21 20:30:02 EST 2013

Thanks James

If I understand,

A developer makes a version of gcc that can run from ~/Activities/oopsy.activity , this is included in oopsy.xo bundle(maybe 2 versions x86 and ARM), at install time (optionally oopsy checks for the presence of gcc and if not present then) oopsy installs gcc at ~/Activities/oopsy.activity .

There is a 30MB bloat of oopsy.xo bundle and a possible 30MB bloat of the installed Activity.


> On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 09:11:08PM +1100, forster at ozonline.com.au wrote:
> > > On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 05:17:02PM +1100, forster at ozonline.com.au wrote:
> > > > Is there any way for them to install gcc?
> > > 
> > > I've had a quick look at gcc 4.7.2 sources and they appear to support
> > > the usual --prefix method of configuring, so that they might be
> > > installed in the directories of a non-root user.
> > 
> > Thanks James, good news if I understand. gcc would be recompiled?
> > Still installed with yum? Can simple instructions be written that
> > beginners could follow?
> Yes, gcc would be compiled by the person making a Sugar activity.
> Yes, yum would be needed by the person making a Sugar activity, but
> not the person installing the activity.
> Yes, instructions can always be simplified so that beginners could
> follow, but the investment in such work might not be warranted.  For
> an activity developer, the instructions can be scripted in the
> setup.py file.
> An activity that requires root should be clearly marked so that people
> without root won't waste their time downloading it.
> -- 
> James Cameron
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