[Debian-olpc-devel] Sugar 0.90

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Wed Jul 28 19:27:23 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 02:39:01PM -0400, Luke Faraone wrote:
>On 07/28/2010 01:54 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> What was news to me - and that I still do not find in your [1] even 
>> now reading it again, is that what David indicates as a larger 
>> coordinated plan related to that.
>Oh, right. I didn't know about that either, but, as David said, I 
>suspect that is because the idea is still in the planning stage.
>On 07/28/2010 02:00 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> As I wrote earlier, I suggest we explicitly promote those activities 
>> in our long description field as nice activities due to them being 
>> coded flexible enough to support all of the branches that we track in 
>> Debian.
>> Any opinions on that?  Suggestions on actual wording?
>No idea. I personally find it commendable from a development point of 
>view, but I'm not sure the best way to express that to users.

Perhaps not really important to users after all, but only to developers.

Ideally users _are_ developers - that was one of the original visions of 
the Sugar design - but this is long-term and too big for us to push: 
Should be driven by upstream.

So if noone else comes up with a proposed wording to advertise this, I 
guess we simply leave it for now.

>By the way, I've noticed informally via IRC that some people are 
>confused by the "sugar-SOMETHING-activity-LOWESTBRANCH" naming. From 
>what I understand, it's LOWESTBRANCH and later. Maybe it might be good 
>to expressly state "This package is compatible with Sugar X and later." 
>(yes, I know it's duplicating what's already in the deps, but it's 
>still useful)

Good point.  Let's do that!

  - Jonas

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