The next four weeks

Walter Bender walter.bender at
Tue Apr 5 12:50:34 EDT 2011

On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 11:50 AM, NoiseEHC <NoiseEHC at> wrote:
>> The Journal and Portfolio are really important part of Walter's vision
>> of Sugar.  They will be "system services", with strong enough
>> modularization to allow multiple competing implementations.  I know
>> how that will work in web/nativeclient model.  I'm not certain how
>> that works on Android yet; hopefully by the end of this week I'll have
>> some better ideas.
> It has already happened:
> Now what I do not get is why everybody insist on having a central data
> store like it would be the only option to implement Journal? My solution
> would be just having per activity data store, activity launcher just
> launches the activity which shows the available data objects in an
> activity specific way. The activity launcher can then store the launched
> activity in a journal or the activity can update the journal on "save
> as..." or "new..." but those would be just links. Also the journal could
> do full text search if the activity implements the supporting text
> crawler. Now with HTML5 the journal would be links, on Android see the
> linked message for information. So why is the current central data store
> better that this proposal? Why does everybody chase a general versioned
> data store implementation (which is impossible to create in my humble
> opinion)?
> What is a Portfolio?

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