This is only to document myself and try to extend the new procedures of sugar to the debian packaging for example. All this is documented in http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Taxonomy.
(The taxonomy has been proposed proposed by Benjamin M. Schwartz)
What i really like about the naming is the biological and physics resemblances.
1 Sweet (the taste of sugar) : The abstract design of the interface: This is the design of the GUI with mockups in
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Designs, it's independent of any other Sugar code.
2 Glucose (the fundamental, simple sugar used by all life forms): The base Sugar environment
Glucose doesn't include any of the activities it's just the minimal dependencies or packages that must be added to any standard linux distribution in order to get activities working.for example
xorg-server, xulrunner, squeakvm, rainbow, etc.
3 Fructose (the main sugar in fruit, which is how we're supposed to get our sugar): A set of demonstration activities.
Fructose are the packages for making sugar demonstrations, more exactly a set of activities impressive enough for potential sugar users or clients.
4 Sucrose ("table sugar", the kind you buy in the store. It consists of glucose and fructose, combined): The interface, plus a set of demonstration activities.
Glucose + Fructose = complete example Sugar environment, ready to be installed through a package manager.(yum, apt...).
5 Ribose(the sugar used by all lifeforms to control their hardware, in the form of RNA. It's important, but not sweet):The base Linux distribution being used by Sugar
It includes the XO kernels, OHM, any init-script customizations, etc. In synthesis all components necessary to boot the system, enough to install Glucose if it has not yet been installed.
6 Starch(es)(starch is composed of multiple sugars bonded together): A complete disk image for Sugar
Complete disk images for Sugar, as an example "glycogen" could be a development a starch used to produce Glucose. and "cellulose", an extremely stable starch or stable build.
As a side note please see this..:):
Lead acetate: An implementation of Sweet on Windows
(often called sugar of lead(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_of_lead), lead acetate tastes better than sugar but isn't good for children)
"Lead acetate" is the proposed implementation of Sweet on Windows XP. Lead acetate may provide better performance than Glucose, but it is obsolete and toxic to young brains(http://www.healthychildrenproject.org/pdf/PPLEAD.pdf). It causes learning disability, behavioral tendencies toward violence, and even brain damage.