[Sugar-devel] The future of Sugar on XO-1s

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Tue Apr 12 19:59:31 EDT 2016

Hi Sean,

We'll have to see. This new capability is intended to eliminate the need 
for cygwin. I understood that Linux programs would be launched using a 
Bash shell.
Naturally, Windows is unable to support the Unix/Linux permissions model 
(it can't even support the NT model). However, Sugar normally operates 
without a root password. This shouldn't be a serious problem as long as 
the user does not access the internet from Sugar. Bash would not have 
graphics, but as I understood it Bash would be used to launch Linux 
programs which would presumably have access to a Window. This is a joint 
venture between Canonical and Microsoft, AFIK.


On 04/12/2016 08:16 PM, Sean DALY wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 11:58 AM, Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net 
> <mailto:tony_anderson at usa.net>> wrote:
>     One development that seems to be ignored on these lists is
>     Microsoft's announcement that it will support Bash on Windows 10.
>     As I understand it, the goal is to be able to run Ubuntu programs
>     on Windows 10 using a standard 'short-cut'. If so, it is possible
>     that Sugar can run as a native Windows application within months.
> I've been running bash (and gawk and other GNU tools, and ffmpeg, and 
> imagemagick, etc) on Windows for ten years now with the awesome cygwin 
> package. I'm not sure how the MS offer will improve on that. The beta 
> version has bad security for example (user permissions are root, 
> within a sandbox). My understanding is that these are commandline 
> tools only, there is no graphical support and none is planned. I'd 
> like to be wrong.
> Sean

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