Sugar and GTK updates

Daniel Drake dsd at
Tue Aug 16 15:37:10 EDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 8:04 PM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at> wrote:
> To turn this in a more productive direction: to keep XO-1 alive there
> are two paths
> 1 - Keep releasing on an F14 base. Stay on latest GNOME 2.x, perhaps
> backport Sugar 0.92~0.96 series pre-Gobject introspection.
> 2 - Attempt F16, with the "fallback" GNOME 3, or XFCE. Probably needs
> extensive testing of the fallback environment.

At the moment, the fallback environment is working well on XO-1 in my
testing. It's really not that different from before - nothing has
mysteriously disappeared like people seem to think. Actually, the
functionality has grown, because some new GNOME 3 work (e.g. control
center) is available on the "old" applications menu.

That's not to say that things won't get worse in future, or that wider
testing won't throw up some issues, but at this point, I doubt the
"two paths, what's our alternate desktop?" discussion would be
productive. There isn't a driving force for us to change direction
from the one we've been following for the last few years.


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