Maybe we need to adopt the late great Walter Payton, "sweetness" as
our official mascot.

I've posted your taxonomy here:


On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 4:14 PM, Marco Pesenti Gritti
> I think this is brilliant!
> Marco
> On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 9:28 PM, Frederick Grose <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Nice carbohydrate lesson as well!
>>          --Frederick Grose
>> On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 3:08 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz
>> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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>>> I think Sugar has a naming problem.  There are a lot of different digital
>>> objects being produced by this project, and referring to all of them as
>>> Sugar is becoming increasingly confusing.  For example, the discussion
>>> about "Sugar on Windows" has been all but incomprehensible, because each
>>> author means something entirely different by the term "Sugar".  Similarly,
>>> the recent proposals for "inclusion in Sugar" are extremely confusing,
>>> since these components will not be required to run Sugar.
>>> To resolve this, I am going to attempt to list a number of important,
>>> distinct digital objects that this work has produced. I will also
>>> introduce cutesy codenames.  I hope that the Sugar developers will adopt a
>>> clear set of distinct names, and I do not care if they choose these names
>>> or other names.
>>> Component: The abstract design of the interface
>>> Codename: Sweet (the taste of sugar)
>>> Description: "Sweet" is the abstract design of the interface's appearance
>>> and behavior, independent of any code actually implementing this style.
>>> The mockups at represent this
>>> component's second major release, or perhaps 2.0-alpha.
>>> Component: The base Sugar environment
>>> Codename: Glucose (the fundamental, simple sugar used by all life forms)
>>> Description: Glucose is the minimal system that must be added to a
>>> standard Linux distribution in order to enable Activities to run.  This
>>> includes all the python code and graphics files that implement the shell,
>>> as well as the Journal.  Glucose's dependencies may include xorg-server,
>>> xulrunner, squeakvm, rainbow, etc.  Some of these dependencies may be
>>> marked optional by distributions.  Glucose does not include any Activities
>>> except those like the Journal that are non-optional.
>>> Component: A set of demonstration activities
>>> Codename: Fructose (the main sugar in fruit, which is how we're supposed
>>> to get our sugar.)
>>> Description: The Sugar developers will need  some example set of
>>> activities with which to demonstrate Sugar.  This set is Fructose.  The
>>> packages in Fructose should be selected to make the resulting environment
>>> as impressive as possible for a potential client or user.  Packages should
>>> therefore be stable, polished, and exercise the widest possible range of
>>> features.  Fructose may also serve as an example for people constructing
>>> their own Activity sets.
>>> Component: The interface, plus a set of demonstration activities
>>> Codename: Sucrose ("table sugar", the kind you buy in the store.  It
>>> consists of glucose and fructose, combined.)
>>> Description: Sucrose consists of both Glucose and Fructose.  It therefore
>>> represents a complete example Sugar environment, ready to be installed
>>> through a package manager.  The purpose of Sucrose is so that prospective
>>> deployers can install the "sugar-sucrose" package, and immediately say
>>> "Wow! Look at all the cool capabilities that this system has!".
>>> Component: The base Linux distribution being used by Sugar
>>> Codename: Ribose (the sugar used by all lifeforms to control their
>>> hardware, in the form of RNA.  It's important, but not sweet.)
>>> Description: Ribose is the set of hardware-centric software components
>>> that have been developed throughout this project.  It includes the XO
>>> kernels, OHM, any init-script customizations, etc.  Ribose should be
>>> construed as including all components necessary to boot the system, enough
>>> to install Glucose if it has not yet been installed.
>>> Component: A complete disk image for Sugar
>>> Codename: A starch (starch is composed of multiple sugars bonded
>>> together.)
>>> Description: We often distribute complete disk images for Sugar, ready to
>>> boot.  These images are composed of multiple elements of the above stack.
>>> ~ For example, the current Joyride images are composed of Ribose (the
>>> non-graphical work) and Glucose (the shell) but not Fructose (the activity
>>> package).  Each image series should be named separately, to minimize
>>> confusion.  For cutesy codenames, we could have a development build
>>> ("glycogen", a starch used to produce Glucose) and a stable build
>>> ("cellulose", an extremely stable starch).
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