[IAEP] Allow running Sugar Activities outside Sugar

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 09:37:18 EDT 2016


This seems like a very elegant solution that provides greater flexibility
in invoking Sugar, very nice indeed.


On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 3:57 AM, Sebastian Silva <sebastian at fuentelibre.org>

> Hi friends,
> I've been wishing to be able to nicely run Activities from a regular
> desktop for a while.
> So I patched sugar-toolkit-gtk3 to allow for this (patch at
> https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar-toolkit-gtk3/pull/315 )
> The patch allows to run Activities by using the sugar-activity script.
> I've tested this in Gnome, XFCE and Sugar itself.
> In order to use it I created a small notification tray applet that allows
> to start activities and even invoke journal items:
> (the menu is coming from clicking on the Sugar Labs "S" Logo)
> View Source menu item will open the system file manager pointed to the
> Activity path.
> source at:
> https://github.com/icarito/sugar-launcher-applet
> This patch to sugar-toolkit-gtk3 does not affect operation under Sugar.
> Might we even consider bundling the applet with sugar?
> The reflection logic is to provide a path-to-adolescence without such a
> steep disconnect between Sugar and Gnome.
> Also as a help for developers to keep Activities in mind without need for
> an emulator.
> This is the result of scratching an old itch. I'll love to hear your
> comments!
> Also I created a Feature page at
> https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/FreeDesktop_integration
> Sugar on,
> Sebastian
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