[Sugar-devel] Activity Central's Sugar related priorities.

Samuel Greenfeld greenfeld at laptop.org
Mon Oct 7 19:07:45 EDT 2013

This actually is kind of what I meant (and perhaps should be a separate

My understanding is that deployments nowadays are the primary parties
funding Sugar development.  And the deployments or their contractors
sometimes duplicate work, run into debates upstreaming things, and/or may
choose to keep some things semi-private to differentiate their products.

So apart from major functionality like HTML5 activities, a lot of
peripheral development is happening downstream-first.  And when we do try
to do major cross-group development like the GTK3 port, this has lead to
finger-pointing behind the scenes where it is claimed others are not doing
what they promised.

To the best of my knowledge no single organization currently employs enough
developers and/or contractors to keep Sugar development alive.  I am not
certain what the best approach to take is when this is the case.

On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 6:22 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 08, 2013 at 12:00:47AM +0200, Daniel Narvaez wrote:
> > Well "everyone seems to be developing their own version of Sugar"
> > seems to be more than that. But maybe I'm just reading too much into
> > it.
> >
> > There aren't multiple groups of people or individuals developing
> > sugar on their own. As far as I know all the work that is being done
> > these days is going upstream.
> Good.  I only know of four Sugars.  Sugar upstream, Dextrose, what is
> in OLPC OS, and what is in the Australian builds.  There might be
> more, but I'm not aware of them.  I also don't know the difference
> between each.
> --
> James Cameron
> http://quozl.linux.org.au/
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