[Sugar-devel] dumping datastore to another filesystem

Carol Farlow Lerche cafl at msbit.com
Fri May 15 08:14:01 EDT 2009

Martin, the last disk we bought, a few days ago, was $100 and half a
terabyte.  I understand that you are trying to fit the XS into the
preexisting XO hardware, but realistically it is unlikely to be a
configuration a real school could use by itself.  The deployments we know
about so far have large numbers of kids.  It seems inconsistent to plan for
huge numbers of users on the wireless and yet hypothesize that the disk
space will be limited to the tiny amount on a flash card.

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 1:21 AM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 10:52 PM, torello <torello at torosoft.com> wrote:
> > the fuse module is published.
> > You can find it here:
> > http://git.sugarlabs.org/projects/fsgateway/repos/mainline
> Surprise! It's written in Mono!
> I was wondering about whether I could use it on the XS to replace my
> PHP implementation of the DS reader (which already handles version "0"
> and 1 of the DS :-) ) but Mono is a bit of a monster of a dependency
> to bring in.
> C or Python would have been much better :-(
> Leaving all the language wars aside (as neither C nor Python are
> particular favourites of mine), my pragmatic head says: We are already
> paying the price for a huge runtime in Python. Let's make good on that
> "investment".
> Large runtimes are generally not a good match for a fast, snappy and
> modern desktop, but as long as we keep it down to one runtime, we pay
> once and collect the benefits (in much faster development) so I hope
> we can stick to one runtime.
> This is a cool project, and I am sure it is interesting and useful
> outside the Sugar stack itself. But somewhat ill-suited for building
> Sugar and XS tools -- maybe I had my hopes up on something it wasn't
> meant to be :-(
> cheers,
> m
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