[Sugar-devel] activity updater
dfarning at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 12:41:45 EDT 2010
On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 4:51 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
> El Sun, 13-06-2010 a las 20:55 +0100, Gary C Martin escribió:
>> OK, not strictly a patch but attached is an updated version of
>> the currently malformed svg module-updater icon that's not
>> drawing correctly in F13. Not sure who this needs to get to
>> (could only find it in Bernie's old depreciated software
>> update git rep). It should live in the filesystem at:
> There are two updaters: the old one written by C.Scott, which is the one
> in my obsolete repo and Fedora packages, and a new one written from
> scratch by DFarning for ASLO, which lives in the sugar repository.
To give credit where credit is due, the ASLO updater is just a update
of Scott's code to parse the xml ASLO dynamically creates rather than
> For the F11-0.88, we have a dilemma: the new updater is missing some
> crucial features that deployments were relying upon.
What missing features are important?
> Daniel Drake and I discussed possible solutions when he visited
> Paraguay. There are two equally acceptable possibilities:
> 1) is adding the missing features to the new codebase, which shouldn't
> be too hard but needs someone to do it by mid-July maximum. Anyone
> 2) The other possibility is adding the OLPC microformat support to ASLO
> and reverting to the old updater, which would mean less developer time
> but reintroduces the dependency on bitfrost which we'd rather keep away
> from the Sugar codebase.
> Or even a combination of the two. The new query protocol is very slow,
> so we might want to teach ASLO about the microformat anyway. When I
> checked the php code with Daniel, it seemed very easy to do.
> Alsroot and I discussed the possibility to add .xol support to ASLO.
> While we agree that ASLO isn't a very good fit for static content, we're
> going to support .xol for the utilitarian purpose of making the updater
> work in F11-0.88.
> // Bernie Innocenti - http://codewiz.org/
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