Sugar and GTK updates

Alan Jhonn Aguiar Schwyn alanjas at
Tue Aug 16 12:21:53 EDT 2011

I always wondered why not put an SD of 2 instead of 1, suppose that production costs differ in nothing (or very little)....

Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 11:49:53 -0400
Subject: Sugar and GTK updates
From: kgordon420 at
To: devel at


I have been watching the flurry of emails and updates to the Sugar activities, the discussion surrounding including more rpm's in Sugar, and the desired OLPC upgrading of GTK discussions with interest.

My concern is that feature creep, and with concurrent support dependency increases, it could make the footprint and hardware requirements so large on an XO-1, that it becomes untenable.

Has there been discussion as to when the development cycle might stop for the older XO-1's, (perhaps strawmanning in as F14 with .94), so that this innovation and progress can continue on the more modern platforms?  Or, perhaps have OS builds for the newer releases for an XO-1 be tailored to (and insist on) a configuration woih an SD card of at least 2Gb, with 256Mb of swap, to be installed on an XO-1?  While this wouldn't address any issues wrt the small main memory, or video performance, it might alleviate some of the footprint size and swap thrashing concerns that might arise.  A 2Gb SD card is a pretty cheap h/w upgrade, imo.  Perhaps I've just missed the discussion and all this is already handled. Wouldn't be the first time :-)

Just curious.



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