[sugar] [patches] TurtleArt+Journal

Walter Bender walter.bender
Sun Aug 12 11:29:02 EDT 2007

We'd concluded that after a stock item has been used by the child, it
should appear in the Journal, but it seems that the datastore dialog
that in essence is replacing the open dialog needs to be augmented
either by:

(1) letting the activity add additional entries dynamically from
outside of the datastore; or
(2) having a second, parallel dialog that is more like the traditional
open dialog, but bound by rainbow in scope and probably presented as a
flat (sortable?) list rather than a file hierarchy.


On 8/12/07, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, 2007-08-10 at 13:12 -0400, Lincoln Quirk wrote:
> > Regarding TurtleArt. Background: over the past few weeks I've been
> > sugarizing TA, adding the sugar toolbar, journal integration, and
> > removing the load/save/new buttons on the UI (which would pop up GTK
> > load/save boxes; no longer necessary.)
> >
> > However, TurtleArt has a lot of samples that come with it, which are
> > useful in learning how to use it.
> >
> > Removing the load/save dialogs also removed any way to get to the
> > samples, and Brian and I were wondering on the best way to replace the
> > UI for them.
> We have two ways to incorporate content into a running activity: pasting
> or dropping from the clipboard, or using the objectchooser in
> sugar.graphics for retrieving an object from the journal.
> The first option requires a way for putting samples in the clipboard,
> which I see difficult to do in a reasonable way.
> The second option means the sample projects need to be individual
> objects in the journal. The activity could save those to the DS on first
> launch, but wouldn't feel weird to find so many objects that are not
> consequence of the user interaction with the xo?
> Eben, have you already thought about it? Any ideas?
> Cheers,
> Tomeu
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Walter Bender
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