Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO
cjb at laptop.org
Wed Mar 24 00:44:47 EDT 2010
>> Maybe the reason we're miscommunicating is that you don't
>> understand that we aren't willing to expect that our users have
>> access to another computer running Windows (because they don't)
> This is an odd argument considering it is quite difficult for a
> user to create a simple reflash USB stick while using Sugar.
> Instead we recommend using another computer that uses a
> regular "Desktop.(1)"
This seems to be the fallacy of "it's on OLPC's wiki, therefore OLPC
wrote it as a guide for its users in deployments". The support-gang
wrote this page for the G1G1 community, as the page history shows.
In any case, I don't see why it's worthwhile to think of these two
problems as remotely comparable:
1) no-one has yet decided to help deployments by spending five minutes
writing an activity that downloads a build onto a USB stick plugged
into an XO, but anyone could do it at any time, including someone
who is a user in a deployment.
2) it is nowhere near possible to properly edit Flash content in a GUI
on an XO because the software to do so does not exist, and suffers
from a complex and underspecified set of compatibility requirements.
Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org>
One Laptop Per Child
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