An OLPC Development Model
erik.garrison at gmail.com
Sat May 10 02:22:56 EDT 2008
On Fri, May 09, 2008 at 04:02:07PM -0400, Mikus Grinbergs wrote:
> I'm under the impression that the Sugar shell was specifically
> designed to be EASY TO LEARN for people lacking Western education.
> Yes, there are many who desire to run desktop applications (without
> having to re-program them) in the Sugar shell. But *already* there
> have been successful efforts at 'sugarizing' certain applications
> ('opera' comes to mind). From my perspective, what is needed is an
> __excellent__ "thunk" layer to wrap around desktop applications.
> Developers -- don't agonize -- go do it !! [The most intractable
> problem seems to be Bitfrost - the security model for Sugar is NOT
> the same as the security model for current desktop applications --
> something has to give (or be re-programmed).]
The compatibility layer (thunkatron) which you describe is something
I'd like to work on.
Is there any prior work? Has anyone attempted such a layer? Does
anyone have any ideas about how it might be implemented and how
existing software would best interface with it?
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