[Sugar-devel] Sugar App Launcher

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Sat May 20 20:00:47 EDT 2017

I think you missed the point. The fact that a gnome application runs in 
sugar from the command line means it works there. The next step is to 
write a simple wrapper so that it can be executed from the Home View as 
an activity. I usually start with HelloWorld and insert a subprocess 
call to the gnome application.
This allows the learner to execute Libre Office, gimp, and other 
applications in the familiar Sugar environment.


On 05/20/2017 08:32 PM, D. Joe wrote:
> On Sat, May 20, 2017 at 02:06:55PM +0800, Tony Anderson wrote:
>> Also not disagreeing. I am curious as to the limitation you see in the direct
>> execution model and how what you are doing will improve on it. Gnome is the
>> desktop we get with Sugar (13.2.8) but I suspect the command line (subprocess)
>> technique would work with xfce and others.
> If command-line tools were considered acceptable for use by young learners,
> we wouldn't have Sugar in the first place. But they're not. What's more,
> command line tools are largely seen as unacceptable for the majority of
> computer users, whether young learners or not.
> I'm truly befuddled why this is even a question, and I say this as someone
> who spends more time than most in a command line.

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