[IAEP] Gnome vs Sugar -- The judgement day

Kevin Cole kjcole at dc.sugarlabs.org
Fri Jun 25 23:29:40 EDT 2010

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...

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.



On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 7:16 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org>
> This morning we had...
Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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