[Sugar-devel] [RFC] Better disk format for journal entries
lucian.branescu at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 06:48:17 EDT 2010
I think it would be very useful if the datastore were less opaque to
regular tools. Especially as a developer, I find the Journal sometimes
gets in the way and going around it should be easier.
Related to the Gnome thread, this sort of work might help in making
Sugar impervious to Gnome damage, or even go towards integrating the
Sugar datastore into Gnome's future equivalent of the Journal.
On 27 June 2010 04:06, Michael Stone <michael at laptop.org> wrote:
> I've longed, for quite some time, for an encoding of Sugar's journal entries
> that is more amenable to manipulation with standard Linux tools and APIs. I've
> also longed for a format that is friendly to rainbow and which can encode both
> the data necessary for today's journal as well as the data necessary for Eben's
> Journal redesign mockups.
> A few days ago, I wrote a little bit about what I think such a format might
> look like over here:
> Unfortunately, this note didn't generate much of a response -- thus, to whet
> your appetite further, here's a (rough!) exporter from today's DS into the
> format sketched in that note, available both in the the patch following this
> note and in my combined sugar git repo  in the "xos" branch.
> Already, I find it helpful both for browsing my DS with filesystem tools and
> for resuming activities from the Terminal.
> What cool things can you think of to do with it?
> : Links to my sugar git repo:
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