Sugar-emulator on Fedora 10 Alpha looking good

Simon Schampijer simon at
Wed Sep 3 08:33:32 UTC 2008

Greg Dekoenigsberg wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Sep 2008, Jerry Williams wrote:
>> The sugar-emulator on Fedora 10 Alpha is looking pretty good!
>> Just wondering what I can do to help?
> If you're interested in packaging work, packaging RPMs of more 
> activities could be fun and relatively easy.  And since you're not 
> finding any other activies... :)
> Check it out:
> --g

Here are some notes from my playing with sugar on F10 yesterday.

a) activity installation which
   - the bundlebuilder change has been made and the packaging is on it's 
way now

b) xulrunner (we have a specific OLPC version of this build)
   - enable pyxpcom in F-10 package #436581
   - a no-native-theme patch (this must be fixed properly to be accepted)
   - rainbow patch (which does not affect us on Fedora)

c) NM (switch to 0.7)
   - the sugar nmclient and the presence service have to be updated to 
the new API (GetDevices instead of getDevices etc)
   - maybe some other changes in NM
   - would be a rewarding work since olpc and other distros would profit 
as well

d) better resolution handling
   - the current code is optimized for the XO

e) logout option
   - currently there is no logout option

f) language
   - on the XO we use ~/.i18n to store the locale
   - a reason for this was to not need root-privileges to change the 


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