[Sugar-devel] The future of Sugar on XO-1s
dave at lab6.com
Tue Apr 5 19:28:21 EDT 2016
On 5 April 2016 at 19:04, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 05, 2016 at 07:37:45AM -0400, Dave Crossland wrote:
> > Hi James
> > On 1 April 2016 at 15:06, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> > Let me spin you a tail.
> > The myth of forward human development doesn't apply to software.
> > This is a parade of people, several walking abreast, beside a slow
> > moving flat bed truck, all holding on to a ribbon.
> > The truck is the world, and the internet as it stands.
> > The first person, next to the truck, are our learners or users.
> > The second person is Sugar Labs; with our activities, and Sugar.
> > The third person is distributions of Linux, like Fedora and Ubuntu,
> > The fourth person are the hardware vendors, like commodity suppliers
> > or OLPC.
> > The fifth person are the Linux kernel developers.
> > As the procession walks beside the truck, the ribbon is not always
> > straight.
> > Some people walk faster than others. Some let go of the ribbon and
> > others take their place.
> > I'm glad you're here, you're bringing a new perspective.
> > But the ribbon is actually toilet paper, so the pressure to keep up,
> > while real, doesn't get felt, instead the paper breaks.
> > Do not target a rapidly diminishing enthusiastic group, or the future
> > users will suffer.
> > I'm sorry, I didn't fully understand you here at the last line. You had
> > earlier,
> > > for the future of Sugar Labs, they should be concentrating on
> > > later designs than one from 2007 that is no longer available and
> > > rapidly dying from old age.
> > So you mean, it would be unwise for Sugar Lab's vision/mission/strategy
> for the
> > next 3-5 years to focus on supporting the rapidly diminishing (yet
> > enthusiastic) group of XO owners, and focus on the future users who are
> not XO
> > owners?
> You might target this group of XO-1 owners and become a closed
> community into which all communications are judged against suitability
> for the majority (which would then be XO-1 owners).
> It would feel good! [warning, sarcasm in this paragraph]
> I'm loath to battle the laws of physics, 'cause I know who wins.
I agree; I have been tinkering with the 2016 Vision proposal that Lionel
started and present to the SLOBs last week, and it doesn't mention the XO,
and says instead,
We develop our software to run on every computer device, from desktops and
laptops to tablets and smartphones.
Please edit https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Vision_proposal_2016 with your
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