[IAEP] Gnome vs Sugar -- The judgement day

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 23:41:41 EDT 2010

On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:29 PM, Kevin Cole <kjcole at dc.sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> That's sort of where I was thinking: Make it "harder" or at least something
> requiring more than a button push. I know when I was having troubles with
> not being able to use the mouse, I was able to get to a virtual terminal,
> drill down to the appropriate file and edit it to switch desktop
> environments. I'm not saying it has to be THAT  obscure, but something
> requiring a wee bit of effort may suffice...

And presumably, one thing that could be done from Terminal is to
install the control-panel section.


> If that's not enough, could it be set up so that there is no way to
> permanently set to GNOME, requiring users to jump through hoops any time
> they reboot? That way, only those who wanted it badly enough would bother to
> go to the terminal every time.
> On Jun 25, 2010 8:03 PM, "Walter Bender" <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> Raul had what I had thought was a nice compromise solution: to
> eliminate the control-panel section for switching. Then the switch
> would be a deliberate act from the Terminal, presumably by deliberate
> action by the student. Then any "damage" would be in the realm of
> violating the social contract between teacher and student ("I defaced
> my text book") as opposed to an accident ("the dog ate my homework").
> In La Rioja, they are just beginning to discuss the topic, but the
> Raul suggestion resonated with them.
> regards.
> -walter
> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 7:16 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org>
> wrote:
>> This morning we had...
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> Walter Bender
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Walter Bender
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