F-10 joyride vs 8.2 - getting fixes upstream.

Daniel Drake dsd at laptop.org
Tue Nov 18 07:37:34 EST 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 2:12 AM, Jeremy Katz <katzj at redhat.com> wrote:
> And you've managed to make it so that if anyone else writes an app using
> totem-pl-parser and expecting that the podcast bits will work will
> utterly fail.

Last time around, I tested my patch with podcasts and they worked OK.
The dates didn't come up right, but that's what I was expecting. The
functionality itself was fine. Perhaps something has changed?

> And as you start running more than just your closed world
> of apps (eg, the efforts to be able to run "normal" X apps on the XO
> within Sugar), this is going to get more common or likely.
> Breaking the expectations of functionality publically exported from
> libraries really isn't the way to save space...

Agreed, those efforts are quite far off though, and I believe that
saving the disk space is really more important for OLPC.

I think you're right though, it's too early in the release cycle to
take shortcuts like this. So I'll leave it for now, and if it doesn't
get fixed within the next 3 months or so someone will probably take
the shortcut, but let's give people time to think about the real


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