[Sugar-devel] Future of Rainbow + Sugar?

Peter Robinson 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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