[Its.an.education.project] An OLPC Development Model

Jim Gettys jg at laptop.org
Fri May 9 10:06:31 EDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-05-09 at 15:30 +0200, Bobby Powers wrote:

> The way I see it it is somewhat of a two way street.  Personally, if
> I'm going to run Sugar apps in Gnome I would prefer them to integrate
> nicely with my other apps, just as I would prefer apps running in
> Sugar to be 'sugary'.  In this case the burdon falls on the shoulders
> of the activity developers.  

No, not in the X architecture.  Most of this can/should/will be hidden
in Sugar's libraries and window managers.

> >From what I understand (and please correct me if I'm wrong!) Abiword
> is a good example - the text editor canvas is encapsolated as its own
> widget, and both the Gnome Abiword and the sugar activity use it in
> their respective user interfaces.  So nice modular UI code should make
> maintaing a Gnome and a Sugar version of a program relatively
> painless.  Again, please correct me if I'm wrong - I've been planning
> out what I want to do with a new activity and this is what I seem to
> have arrived at, if peoples experiences are different it could save me
> some headache...
> As for the sharing stuff, I know you can download and use the
> telepathy libs, but would you also need a presence service running?
> Could this be automatically started when an app wants to collaborate,
> or is it something that would have to be running in the background
> beforehand?

Either is possible.
                      - Jim

Jim Gettys <jg at laptop.org>
One Laptop Per Child

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