rpm vs xo & activity updates

Gary C Martin gary at garycmartin.com
Tue Jun 23 17:10:02 EDT 2009

Hi Daniel,

On 23 Jun 2009, at 21:13, Daniel Drake wrote:

>> I proposed the following some times ago [1], but no one responded. I
>> would have loved for someone actually knowledgeable (i.e. not some
>> random guy like me throwing out ideas he can't even implement) to
>> explain how this would be a terribly bad idea :)
> snip..
> I love these ideas. I would even go as far as to remove .xo support
> altogether as there are a number of flaws in that format now that  
> sugar
> is hugely increasing in scope.

Can you expand on this idea? My main complaint with what I've seen  
from previous non-OLPC mechanisms is that root/super-user privileges  
are required. We can wrap any old CLI in a shiny, pretty, GUI. But it  
needs to work in a sane, safe way without passwords for small human  


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