[IAEP] Fwd: [OLPC-SF] Not new, but needs to be addressed
tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Fri Dec 5 06:59:59 EST 2008
On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 12:17 PM, Jameson Quinn <jameson.quinn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is my list of complaints from that evaluation, which was obviously
> using a 600-series OS version.
> not traditional desktop metaphor
> no tabbed browsing
> flaky wireless
> some bad machines: difficulty turning on and peeling mousepad.
> flaky mouse
> has a mouse instead of mouse-alternatives (?)
> popup menus too slow
We actually have a on-purpose delay there in order to prevent
accideantal activation. Perhaps we should make it configurable
similarly to the frame settings?
> activity startup too slow
> see address in browser bar should be easier (fixed)
> hard to save to USB. Should be accessible from within an activity.
> scroll bars too small, especially for subsidiary panes (interesting issue
> for grab key, BTW)
> I may have missed a few, but I think that most of these are either already
> the focus of effort (and progress) or have been decided against by many
> here. The one I bolded is I think a useful one: why not have a "keep to USB"
> and "keep to SD" option in the keep dropdown menu in the activity toolbar?
> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 2:53 AM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Valerie Taylor <vtaylor at gmail.com>
>> Date: Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 7:13 AM
>> Subject: [OLPC-SF] Not new, but needs to be addressed
>> To: olpc-sf at lists.laptop.org
>> This just in from a well-meaning colleague who was using XOs. There
>> are lots of issues identified here. There is a serious
>> failure-to-communicate. These are real concerns for many people and
>> this is what they hear. It is easy to dismiss this as Leigh's problem,
>> but it isn't his alone. Everyone of us associated with OLPC needs to
>> do a better job at bridging this gap.
>> Are there good sources of information that address these issues and
>> guidelines that would ease the transition from PC to XO in situations
>> like this?
>> OLPC-SF mailing list
>> OLPC-SF at lists.laptop.org
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