why are removable storage devices just an adjunct ?
mikus at bga.com
Wed Oct 1 00:01:43 EDT 2008
Applications which I intend to use in the near future I keep
"resident" (Sugar Activities in /home/olpc/Activities, Linux
applications on my "permanent" SD card). Those I access rarely I
keep on a removable storage device.
Just now was using Journal to access Activity bundles kept on a
removable storage device. All I wanted to do was to run them once
-- but Journal *installed* (in /home/olpc/Activities) each one that
I clicked on. I had not expected that.
The XO-1 does not have a lot of nand "storage". What interests me
is how best to "off-load" data *and programs* from nand. I had been
told that it was possible to run Activities from a removable storage
device -- but I now see that in the actual implementation it *still*
requires nand to run an "off-loaded" Activity -- in other words, the
removable storage device is just an "adjunct", not a "repository".
There really ought to be a better way to "deposit" Activities which
are not being accessed each week. Sooner rather than later, there
simply will not be room in /home/olpc/Activities.
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