[sugar] Write needs your help (was Re: Programming environments on the XO)

C. Scott Ananian cscott at laptop.org
Thu Jul 17 18:11:56 EDT 2008


On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 4:51 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net> wrote:
> Yes, I agree that this is a goal that makes a lot of sense.
> Unfortunately, my experience says that the approach you are suggesting
> won't be less work than what we are doing right now, because the
> software components you mentioned aren't so easily malleable as you
> seem to think.

Your argument might be correct for Abiword (I haven't look at the
code) but are completely off-base for Firefox, which is based on a
very sophisticated XUL/Javascript/XML based extensibility framework,
with far better developer support than we currently have for Python.
  --scott

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