[IAEP] deployment feedback (was Re: [Sugar-devel] GPA ain't the world (was: [Sugar-news] Sugar Digest 2009-08-11))

Christoph Derndorfer e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at
Mon Aug 17 12:27:11 EDT 2009

Walter Bender schrieb:
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Christoph
> Derndorfer<e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
>> Walter Bender schrieb:
>>> On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 11:55 PM, Christoph
>>> Derndorfer<e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
>>>> Tomeu Vizoso schrieb:
>>>>> On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 03:39, Raul Gutierrez Segales<rgs at rieder.net.py>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> On Thu, 2009-08-13 at 15:06 -0400, Walter Bender wrote:
>>>>>>> On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 2:17 PM, David Van
>>>>>>> Assche<dvanassche at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> [snip]
>>>>>>>> Or are you saying the feedback is getting through and I'm just not
>>>>>>>> seeing
>>>>>>>> it?
>>>>>>> We all seem to agree that feedback is important.
>>>>>>> We mostly agree that there is value in feedback from all deployments,
>>>>>>> big and small.
>>>>>>> We are currently getting valuable feedback from the field: Sur, the
>>>>>>> Ceibal blogs, reports from Nepal, Greg's reports from GPA, et al.
>>>>>>> We need more feedback and therefore we are exploring additional means
>>>>>>> of getting it. You ideas are welcome!
>>>>>> Perhaps a section in Sugar Digest with links to highlights of what went
>>>>>> on in deployments during the week?
>>>>> Sounds like a great idea to me.
>>>> Yes, this is indeed a great idea!
>>> In order to implement this idea, I need feedback from the field
>>> (Catch-22?)
>> I think bug #1128 "Remove "Erase" and "Remove favorite" Activity palette
>> entries from Home favorite view" (http://dev.sugarlabs.org/ticket/1128) is a
>> pretty good example of feedback repeatedly coming from the field (in this
>> case even from 2 or 3 different people and places), being turned into a
>> bug-report, subsequently being discussed (the current stage) and then being
>> fixed in time for the next release.
>> IMHO that is a clear, albeit very simple, demonstration of how things can
>> and potentially (if found acceptable for all participants) should work.
>> Christoph
> Agreed. As an activity developer, I've also gotten lots of similar
> feedback from users and deployments.  (Trying to keep up with the
> flood... but the more requests I get, the easier it is to prioritize.)

That's a really good point, we should make it clear that the feedback 
isn't only important to the underlying Sugar base but especially also to 
individual activity developers (also in the form of motivation as in 
"wow, a classroom in country x is actually using the code I wrote. 
cool!:-). I think the example you mentioned last week about using 
integers instead of floats in TurtleArts is a perfect tale to illustrate 


Christoph Derndorfer
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