[sugar] Supporting desktop applications, extending the EWMH spec
Mon Sep 22 14:52:09 EDT 2008
On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 05:01:41PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
> My impression, based on historical conversations with the parties
> involved is that there are a bunch of hackers who feel that we did
> ourselves a disservice by dropping _so much_ backwards compatibility,
> specifically with Unix filesystems and desktops, in exchange for
> cool ideas. The feeling is that had we traded compatibility for features
> less aggressively then there would be many more hackers available to
> help write the features since there would be many more hackers who felt
> it was possible to live within Sugar.
> This is just an impression, however.
For what it's worth, it is also my impression. I have heard similarly
from virtually all technically-oriented parties involved. I have heard
echos of this from less technical users (e.g. teachers who are confused
by the behavior of the journal).
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