setup for XO development

David Farning dfarning at
Thu Oct 30 17:35:30 EDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 4:18 PM, Michael Stone <michael at> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 02:55:00PM +0100, Paolo wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >I would like to try out the XO software and get started with doing some
> >development.
> >
> >As I am a security guy, I am mostly interested in core development,
> >especially bitfrost/rainbow, and the document store.
> Music to my ears!
> If you haven't already found them, please check out
> and
> There are a bunch 'TODOs' on those pages where your assistance would be
> most welcome, or if you prefer, you might suggest some topics that
> interest you.
> >I expect an emulated environment would be a good choice for this type
> >of development.
> Actually, for a variety of reasons, I'm working quite hard to make
> rainbow usable on stock linux machines like those represented by
> Debian and Fedora chroots.

Could you provide a high level comment on the feasibility of running rainbow
as a security mechanism on Sugar on Fedora of Debian machines without the


> Therefore, if you can show me interesting rainbow patches that work in
> those environments, I'm quite likely to take them.
> Regards,
> Michael
> P.S. - One long-standing request which might interest you is to
> integrate rainbow into the sugar-jhbuild system used by many sugar
> developers so that they conduct their regular development in an
> environment more similar to that found on-XO. A nice side-benefit of
> this task is that you would become well-equipped to participate in
> further sugar-related and tinderbox-related development in the natural
> course of fulfilling the task.
> P.P.S. - What are you thinking about document storage?
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