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Re: [K12OSN] Sugar desktop.



On Thu, 2008-08-21 at 11:00 -0400, Tom Hoffman wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 1:35 AM, David Farning <dfarning sugarlabs org> wrote:
> 
> > Does this sound like an interesting and useful project?  Does it align
> > with the technical and social goals of k12ltsp?  If so, please feel free
> > to contact me here or at the k-12 Open Minds conference[2].
> 
> I would say the main issues would be making sure that Sugar acts in
> ways that make sense in a multi-user environment.  That is, you can
> log into a Sugar session from GDM like you would another window
> manager.

In progress.

> Once logged in, the collaborative features developed to be used over a
> local wireless mesh should work exactly the same for children sharing
> the same server, or other servers on the local wired network, except
> hopefully, way faster and more stably.

Agreed.

> You'd also have to decide where your Jabber server and other server
> infrastructure fits in.

This is the part that I am trying to figure out.  In the original
implementation, the desktop was so closely tied to the hardware that
working on it required a significant amount of os and hardware
knowledge.  The learning curve was too steep to engage new developers.

As an effect of splitting sugar development from XO development, we are
establishing an abstracting layer between the two.

My thoughts are to establish a similar abstraction barrier between the
XS hardware and the top layer services.

thanks
dfarning  


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