New XO-1.5 10.2.0 build 119

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Mon Apr 12 17:04:21 EDT 2010

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 10:04 PM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at> wrote:
>> It will then be OK for a while until Sugar needs a newer version of a
>> library
> I think there is an "elephant in the living room" to which too little
> attention is being paid.  Consider Peru - they have a lot of XO-1
> systems, on which it is unlikely that the newest version of Sugar will
> ever be installed.  But Peru *might* want to add a Linux utility into
> their systems -- for that they need access to a package repository with
> the same-level software as the rest of the software they already have.
> What I am saying is that for many deployments, a "need for newer
> libraries" will probably never exist -- but a "need for older libraries"
>  is more likely to arise.

I'm not saying its not the right direction and it might be almost time
to move there but I've also seen hacked up versions of old Fedora in
the past just to get the later version of some telepathy library, and
Tomeu's work to bring sugar inline with the rest of telepathy and
allow support of other IM interfaces in the next release might well be
an example of this.

Believe me I'll be one of the first poeple adding the sugar packages
to EL-6 branches and testing them but its not necessarily the golden
path that some people think. In the short term of the first 12 months
it will be fine, 18 months to 2.5 years it won't seem as good.


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