[Sugar-devel] HTML5 activities (was Re: 0.100 release schedule)

Manuel Quiñones manuq at laptop.org
Wed Mar 27 14:44:14 EDT 2013

2013/3/27 Daniel Narvaez <dwnarvaez at gmail.com>:
> On 27 March 2013 18:47, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
>> About the general strategy, it would be great to foster around a common
>> goal, to me the html5 activities would fit perfectly here. There is still to
>> define the exact goals of the feature itself but the research Daniel has
>> been doing here is a good base for it.
>> The nice thing with html5 activities is that they can be used on different
>> platforms, for example the discussions about Sugar on Android would benefit
>> from that work. And it would be a nice addition to get new developers on
>> board.
>> For the other features, I would suggest to limit them and check the ones
>> that have been deferred previously (e.g. multi select in Journal) in
>> releases and the one that have been submitted as of today (e.g. background
>> in Home) for inclusion in this cycle.
> There seem to be general consensus in the community that it's a top
> priority to port Sugar to other software and hardware platform, in
> particular Android based mobile devices. I think porting our toolkit
> to html5 is a requirement to make that possible in a maintenable way.
> You certainly don't want to maintain an almost completely different
> codebase for each platform.
> Moving activities to html5 will take a lot of time and they will
> coexist with native activities for long. But to make it even possible
> to start the process, we need an html5 implementation of the toolkit
> to exist, even if not on par with the native one.
> To achieve that goal we will need everyone help, so focusing 0.100 on
> it sounds like an excellent idea to me.

Yes, I completly agree.  Let's focus on a toolkit for HTML5 and start
getting Sugar ready for the future.

.. manuq ..

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