Why is Terminal 'extra' ?
mikus at bga.com
Thu Mar 6 11:37:22 EST 2008
Was not aware of the implications of "the official builds from now
on will contain only _base_ Activities" (discussed in Ticket #6598),
until I saw a recent post to the Sugar list.
I happen to be a heavy CLI user. It appears the target countries
for OLPC deployment have not insisted on CLI - hence Terminal is
being omitted from the _base_ software distribution. I'm presuming
not all users in the field will have a connection whereby to
download 'extra' Activities omitted from the _base_. That leaves
the text console as the "approved" OLPC CLI interface.
Admittedly Terminal can be used to delete/alter things that should
be left alone. But to me personally, it is easier to use than the
text console. Do the benefits of initially leaving Terminal out of
the _base_ distribution outweigh having to subsequently install it
for those who wish to use it ?
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