Why is Terminal 'extra' ?
gnu at toad.com
Thu Mar 6 18:22:59 EST 2008
> Terminal, Log Viewer, and Analyze are not included in the core build,
> but they *are* included in the core *library*. That is, you can
> always install them, even though they may not show up by default in
> the toolbar.
Why would we burn up Flash space for activities that are not accessible
to the user?* And if the user installs them, then they burn up twice as
much flash space?
We had several "brick" bugs that filled the filesystem in build 650.
Those are fixed; are there any others? It would've been rather hard
to install a terminal to diagnose them.
If there's a problem with the toolbar being too long, fix it! Oh,
that's already scheduled. Then what's the problem? Can't upgrade or
remove activites? Just ship all the activities in /home/olpc rather
than in /usr, then they'll all be upgradeable and removable.
*: I understand why some activities, like SimCity, made the library
but not the toolbar; the release shifted at the last minute and they
didn't work so well. And the library deadline was later than the main
deadline. And SJ was kinder than Jim :-). But those temporary artifacts
shouldn't be institutionalized.
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