[Sugar-devel] Future of Rainbow + Sugar?
pbrobinson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 08:08:38 EST 2009
>> To me, Bitfrost was just one more lofty windmill OLPC tried to tilt because
>> it seemed like an interesting challenge. I'm not clear why Sugar needs more
>> protection from rogue activities than a normal desktop environment has from
>> rogue applications.
>> Reinventing the desktop as a constructivist learning environment is a big
>> enough task for one development team / community to swallow. Reinventing
>> security is an altogether separate cause.
>> That said, Rainbow exists, so we don't need to do anything to remove it. So
>> long as people step up to maintain it and help activity developers fix the
>> issues they run into.
> Yeah, that's a very important point. I think we already know the kind
> of issues we can expect to find and maybe should think twice before
> throwing out all that knowledge.
> I don't see Rainbow in Sugar as too controversial, because:
> - the modifications needed to the Sugar platform are minimal,
The changes to sugar might be minimal but the changes to the
underlying OS are not so simple.
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