[Sugar-devel] [SoaS] Plans for SoaS v9

Rodolfo D. Arce S. rolf at sugarlabs.org
Sun Mar 24 12:23:51 EDT 2013

I realize that this is not merely a whishlist, but I would like to see
added to the SoaS all other packages that are also present in the OLPC
12.1 build. I noticed just recently (because i haven't been using my
XO for a while) that the standard OLPC build has the gnome (and
desktop switcher) and several applications for it installed allong
with the Sugar envirment.

It basically adds more packages, and I understand that it makes it
harder to maintain, but it seems to me that it would be good to have
the same enviroment for the SoaS as for the OLPC "desktop".

This was probably discussed before, but i would think that providing
the same enviroment could help spread Sugar to a regular more wider
audience of i686 (or x86_64) bit desktop or notebook/netbook owners.


2013/3/22 Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 12:59 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I'm trying to get a little bit more organised for this cycle than I
>> have been over the last couple.
>> The plans for SoaS v9 are going to be somewhat simple. We're going to
>> stick with the 0.98.x release of Sugar and focusing on polish.
>> I would like to see more people testing and using it during the dev
>> cycle so I don't get the "My Activity is broken" post release or five
>> minutes before release when we're generating final images and pushing
>> them out to the Fedora mirrors.
>> I would also like to remove sugar-presence-service but that would mean
>> either dropping eToys or the developers stepping up to actually fix
>> the dependency that they've only been promising to do for 2 or so
>> years.
>> Is there anything in particular that people would like to contribute
>> during this cycle? Anything I can help someone achieve? Does anyone
>> want to dig into the documentation on the web site to improve the
>> process?
>> I'd also love marketing to get involved since we've not had any
>> publicity for a number of releases and after all Walter was telling me
>> some time back that it's the biggest single driver in the wiki.
>> Finally there's a Test Compose for the alpha available in the
>> following link. I've used it briefly in a VM and it boots and seems to
>> mostly work.
>> http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/19-Alpha-TC1/Live/
> I forget to mention for this cycle we'll also produce SoaS images to
> run on a number of ARM platforms. The first test of these should
> arrive around F-19 Beta.
> Peter
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Rodolfo D. Arce S.

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