[Dextrose] [Sugar-devel] [PATCH] Feature Request added : Kill the Mute function by clicking on the speaker icon.

David Farning dfarning at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 11:37:20 EST 2010

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 10:09 AM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-11-15 at 15:19 +0000, Martin Dengler wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 05:38:14PM +0530, shanjit at seeta.in wrote:
>> > From: Shanjit Singh Jajmann <shanjit at seeta.in>
>> >
>> > Muting by clicking on the icon is killed.
>> NAK.  This functionality was requested by a deployment[1], AFAICS.
> I just spoke on IRC with the original requester, Raul.
> He says that the feature seemed cool, but it was developed before the
> roll-out so it could not be tested on actual users.
> On the other hand, I have evidence that the feature causes trouble in
> the classroom: in Mozambique, several children from 3rd, 4th and 5th
> grade called the technicians to report that their laptop wouldn't speak
> any more. Since this was the first week for everyone, the technicians
> were also unsure what how to solve the problem and called me. The first
> time, it took me one minute or two to figure out what had gone wrong.
> So my proposal is: let's just remove this feature until someone comes up
> with a better way to implement it and justification for its usefulness.

Lets add this patch to dextrose, upstream can pick it up if they want.
 If they don;t want it, that is fine too.  We have invested enough
effort on this already.

The key point is that teachers and service and support staff at two
separate deployments identified it as a problem.  In terms of
acceptance, the first few days of using the the XO and Sugar are
critical or else we get into a situation like PY has where there is a
wall between the Formadores and the tech team.


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