[Sugar-devel] [SoaS] Testing Sugar Activities Fedora-Live-SoaS-i686-21_Beta-4

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 08:09:05 EST 2014

On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 12:47 PM, Sebastian Silva
<sebastian at somosazucar.org> wrote:
> btw it's sneaky to remove funcionality in a .spec file, no?

No, it's not, it happens all the time. It might be that it breaks in
certain situations, isn't re-distributable, causes problems the
upstream maintainer won't fix or any number of other reasons. What
ever the reason is it's historical and not documented, I wouldn't
assume malice. It's likely because translations or similar were broken
at the time. I mean we are talking the heady days of Fedora 14 when it
was removed!


> 2014-11-25 7:46 GMT-05:00 Sebastian Silva <sebastian at somosazucar.org>:
>> I added Alice and Sara (spanish bot) but was not aware it was removed.
>> It certainly runs quite well in spanish XO1, as deployed in Peru.
>> I was not aware of responsible for the removed functionality nor was I
>> aware of any bugs related to it or performance.
>> Please add it back
>> Sebastian Silva
>> http://somosazucar.org/
>> 2014-11-25 7:17 GMT-05:00 Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com>:
>>> On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 12:05 PM, Gonzalo Odiard <godiard at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 8:28 AM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 4:10 PM, Gonzalo Odiard <godiard at sugarlabs.org>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> > You find it. I don't know why the bot directory should be deleted.
>>>>> > I cc to peter, who maintain the rpm.
>>>>> It goes back long before I was  the maintainer and was previously
>>>>> working. The question is what does it do, and why when Speak has been
>>>>> working for years does it suddenly break.
>>>>> http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/sugar-speak.git/commit/?id=438f3796a85556873c5e45d6ba01ccfa558ca198
>>>> That patch removes the bots functionality. Looks like was done to make the
>>>> activity
>>>> work on systems with small memory (XO-1, probably)
>>>> cc is Sebastian, the patch author, to check if this is still needed.
>>>> I see 438f3796a85556873c5e45d6ba01ccfa558ca198 removes the bots directory,
>>>> _and_ apply the patch  sugar-speak-no-aiml.patch, to remove the need of the
>>>> bots data,
>>>> but right now, we are not applying that patch, then would be better add the
>>>> bot directory again.
>>> I suspect it was sufficiently long ago that Seb won't remember the reason.
>>> Ultimately we need to just sort it out here.
>>> Peter

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