Feature roadmap/File name and directory access
|Feature subcategory||Category:Linux and OS|
|Requesters||Gnu, Ben, Erik, Greg, Marvin|
|Requirements|| * Allow listing, copying and finding files with standard Unix commands in the terminal view.
Sugar's design calls for a centralized rich data storage system, the datastore. The datastore provides secure, limited file access to Activities, manages file metadata, maintains a differentially compressed history of all work, ensures reliable backups to a trusted server, and mediates the connection to removable media. Every one of these features is crucial to Sugar's functioning, and almost none are really working at this time.
|Specification|| From Ben's comments: |
There have, at this point, been at least five distinct proposals for a next-generation datastore design, all differing in underlying implementation and user-facing functionality. We need to have a Once And For All datastore summit, draw up a compromise datastore design, and implement it. We can do this by 9.1.0, if we are willing to make it a priority.
|Owners||Please indicate developers or champions supporting this request|
|Helps deployability?||not indicated|
|Target for 9.1?||not indicated|