What level Sugar Activities on F11 ?

David Farning dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Mon Aug 17 14:26:41 EDT 2009


Many of us would like an answer to that question sooner rather than
later....  But, in OLPCs defence it is a very difficult issues.  The
two issues are:
1. Increasing the number of deployed versions greatly increases the
cost of support.
2. While recent versions of Sugar have additional functionality, the
newness of the code base can make testing and deploying more

As a data point, think of the specific use cases of Fedora and Red Hat
Enterprise Linux.

As the ecosystem matures, it will be important to think about SL
pushing development forward with new releases every 6 months.  At the
same time, deploying organisations will need to cluster around less
frequent stable releases to share the cost of long term support.


On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 11:17 AM, Mikus Grinbergs<mikus at bga.com> wrote:
> I asked once before, but got no answer:
> | When the XO-1.5 on F11 software is eventually deployed (e.g.,
> | installed by the factory), what level of Sugar will it provide ?
> I just installed 'write-66.xo' on a Parrish XO-1 build on my XO-1.
> It failed to launch, because its python code could not find any
> module called  'toolbarbox' (to import classes from).
> I see that the recent SoaS3 build (which has a preliminary Sugar
> 0.86) provides a 'toolbarbox' module - but Sugar 0.84, which is what
> the Parrish XO-1 builds have, does not.  What I want to know is
> whether it would be worthwhile for me to sooner or later try out
> 'write-66', or whether I should plan to do my XO Activity testing
> only with 0.84-compatible Activity versions.
> Please:
> Is XO-1.5 software expected to run Activities marked "for 0.86" ?
> Thanks,  mikus
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