On Tue, 23 Feb 2010, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
I'm sorry, I don't have a lot of time to help develop the
part, the OLPC I got from G1G1 has been way more useful for me as a
travel laptop (last two FOSDEM's for me, for instance) with little to no
Since a few months ago, I configured LXDE as an alternate desktop, using
claws for email, midori for browsing, and pidgin for identi.ca, XMPP,
MSN and IRC.
It's *usable*. And I don't mean in the sense that you can use if you're
very patient... it's really freaking usable.
Am I the only one feeling this, or are there more who think like me and
would like to help an effort of having an LXDE properly configured to
take the most of this machines?
It's certainly useful to have a well-functioning LXDE desktop -- but if
Sugar doesn't run on LXDE, then you don't have the heart of the experience
The reason GNOME is an acceptable alternate desktop is because it can also
run Sugar in its entirety.
Now, I have no idea if it's possible to run Sugar under LXDE -- I haven't
tried, and I know that Sugar relies about a huge chunk of GNOME libs. But
it seems possible.
I don't know if it's even possible, but I guess the question I'd ask is,
"are you willing to try to configure LXDE+Sugar yourself?" Because that's
exactly how lots of cool stuff happens: someone smart says, "yes, that
*will* work, and I'll show you." :)
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