[IAEP] Sucrose 0.81.2 Development Release

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Fri Jun 6 19:26:59 CEST 2008

Watch out your teeth!

The new Sucrose[1] 0.81.2 Development Release is out!

This release has many great improvements. Pippy and the Log activity fixed the 
platform specific issues and could be added to the release. Refinements has been 
made to the activity list view like adding installation dates of the activities, 
sorting by dates and searching in the list of activities.

The control panel has been refactored and has now a graphical interface as well as 
the command line one. Refactoring work has been done as well in the bundlebuilder 
and a speaker device has been added to the frame so you can control the volume of 
your speakers from there. In Etoys new phrases have been marked for translation to 
improve internationalization even more.

Make sure to check out the new palette features for links in the web-activity and 
try to quit the terminal activity by quitting the shell. As another little smoke 
test you could use the control panel to change your buddy to use a light fill color 
and check that the chat activity uses black text for your messages then.

Finally, if the frame pops up unintentionally during these actions you can find now 
a slider to set different activation delays for the frame in the control panel.

More detailed news are at [2] and as well at the end of this email.

If your feature missed that train, don't be sad the next cycle is already on in two 

Thanks to everyone who made this release possible!

In behalf of the sugar community,
    Your release team

[1] Sucrose

[2] Release Notes: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/ReleaseTeam/CurrentRelease/Sucrose

[3] Sucrose Release Schedule: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/ReleaseTeam/Roadmap#Schedule


     * Fix logging (Tomeu)

     * Add an installation time property to the activity bundle (Tomeu)
     * Reveal palettes on right-click (Eben)
     * Refactor bundlebuilder and add dist_source command (Marco)
     * Enable journal to do open-with for activity bundles (Chema)
     * Add timezone, hot_corners, warm_edges to the profile (Simon)

     * Search in the activity list (Tomeu)
     * Add installation date in the activity list (Tomeu)
     * Improve performance of the activity list (Tomeu)
     * Sort activities in the list and ring by installation date (Tomeu)
     * Speaker device (Martin Dengler)
     * Graphical frontend for the control panel (Simon)
     * Rotate the dpad keys when the screen rotate button is pressed (Erik Garrison)

     * Skipped this release

     * Skipped this release

     * Skipped this release

     * more translatable phrases
     * minor tile fixes

     * Arabic translations update (Khaled)
     * Italian translations update (Carlo)
     * Misc small fixes (Simon and Tomeu)

Fructose modules
     * read-activity 46
     * chat-activity 40
     * terminal-activity 12
     * web-activity 89
     * etoys-activity 81
     * write-activity 55
     * calculate-activity 19
     * log-activity 9
     * pippy-activity 22

Fructose news

     * Skipped this release

     * #5767: Use black text on light fill colors (matthias)

     * #5520: Make the activity exit when the user exits the shell. (sayamindu)

     * Make the object chooser transient on the activity window. (tomeu)
     * Add Edit toolbar (tomeu)
     * Add Follow link item to link palette (tomeu)
     * Add palette for images (tomeu)
     * Add a simple palette for links with an option to copy to the clipboard (tomeu)

     * Skipped this release

     * Skipped this release

     * make users non-olpc be able to read the sugar logs - this is important for 
the activity running on non xo platforms

pippy activity
     * Add check to not fail on new gtksourceview2 API - this is needed for the 
activity to run on non xo platforms

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