[Sugar-devel] User workflow sharing "Journal Entries" over USB sticks
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Thu Nov 12 17:18:38 EST 2009
martin.langhoff at gmail.com said:
> backups -- like before a complete upgrade / reflash, which is still
> used in many cases.
> You wouldn't use a system that didn't let you copy your files to a
> disk, would you?
How old do kids have to be before they understand the ideas of backup? How
about making copies? (to give to others and as a snapshop to keep for
There are many reasons for wanting a backup.
including the hardware getting lost or stolen
The backup mechanism is primarily making a copy of the data. That mechanism
can also be used for other things:
transferring data to somebody else
giving a paper to your teacher
taking a snapshot at interesting times
saving a copy of a paper exactly as you gave it to your teacher
Tangled up in here is transferring data to other software and/or other
hardware platforms. If your system uses proprietary file formats you need a
way to translate the information into a format that other people can use.
Same for uncommon hardware.
I think whatever backup/copy mechanism OLPC/Sugar ends up with should be
convenient for all of those tasks. (and probably a few others I haven't
These are my opinions, not necessarily my employer's. I hate spam.
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