On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 8:55 AM, C. Scott Ananian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > ps. SJ, there are no 'core activities' that we ship. There is only > one security-privileged activity (Journal), which we currently ship in > the core build because (a) Sugar breaks otherwise, and (b) Rainbow's > activity-signing stuff is incomplete. I hope we can fix both of these > in time, and stabilize the APIs enough that we can eventually unbundle > even Journal. Your notion of 'core activity' is probably worthwhile > for support and documentation reasons, but it bears no relation to the > build process.
We need some concept of core software so that those of us working on next-generation textbook ideas will know what capabilities we can count on. I, for one, would like Measure to be in this core, along with NumPy, SciPy, and perhaps some data visualization and analysis tools. The proposed literacy engine (Text-to-speech with karaoke text coloring) is another good candidate, and there are several more. I suggest that we take this discussion to the Research list, and that we put some thoughts on a Wiki page linked from Research. > -- > ( http://cscott.net/ ) -- Edward Cherlin End Poverty at a Profit by teaching children business http://www.EarthTreasury.org/ "The best way to predict the future is to invent it."--Alan Kay _______________________________________________ Research mailing list Research@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/research