[Debian-olpc-devel] Backtraces while using sugar(-emulator)

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Tue Jan 13 13:07:05 UTC 2009

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On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 01:51:05AM +0100, Sascha Silbe wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 07:32:23PM -0500, Luke Faraone wrote:
>> IMHO, bugs should only be reported upstream if they exist on the 
>> latest release (which is 0.83alphasomething) or in sugar-jhbuild. We 
>> don't have the latest releases packaged.
> Which brings us back to the original problem that we don't get 
> sugar(-emulator) from sugar-jhbuild to work, neither on Debian lenny 
> nor on Ubuntu hardy. Bummer.
> Is Sugar really that broken? Somehow I cannot imagine all those kids 
> being so happy with it (as I get the impression from the mails posted 
> on the sugar development mailing lists) if it constantly breaks apart 
> for me...

Those happy kids are using Sugar on top of a slight fork of a snapshot 
of an older release of Fedora, running on specific hardware that has 
been extensively tested with Sugar.

Sugar packaging for Debian (and reused for Ubuntu and other derivatives) 
is a "port" of Sugar, so some bugs are to be expected.

To discover those bugs we need someone playing with the packages and 
reporting the bugs, which we have had little of until you came along.

Welcome - I sincerely hope you will flood us with any and all issues you 
stumble across.

This week I am attending the "XOCamp2" conference at the OLPC 
headquarters in Cambridge, US. In other words, I am sitting together 
with some of the core Sugar developers. So any bugs found and documented 
*NOW* I can pass on to them directly, face to face, in the next couple 
of days.

Kind regards and, again, thanks for your efforts,

  - Jonas

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