[sugar] Supporting desktop applications, extending the EWMH spec
walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 08:16:25 EDT 2008
Could you please elaborate on what the behavior of the Journal has to
do with this thread?
On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 2:52 PM, Erik Garrison <erik at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 05:01:41PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
>> My impression, based on historical conversations with the parties
>> involved is that there are a bunch of hackers who feel that we did
>> ourselves a disservice by dropping _so much_ backwards compatibility,
>> specifically with Unix filesystems and desktops, in exchange for
>> cool ideas. The feeling is that had we traded compatibility for features
>> less aggressively then there would be many more hackers available to
>> help write the features since there would be many more hackers who felt
>> it was possible to live within Sugar.
>> This is just an impression, however.
> For what it's worth, it is also my impression. I have heard similarly
> from virtually all technically-oriented parties involved. I have heard
> echos of this from less technical users (e.g. teachers who are confused
> by the behavior of the journal).
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