[sugar] Developer Console

Sameer Verma sverma
Mon Oct 8 22:13:21 EDT 2007

Eben Eliason wrote:
>> 1) Terminal-Activity, included by default in sugar but hided from the
>> activities launcher menu. Can be activated with some key binding as
>> 'alt + 9'.
> This sounds really great.  I don't think we have to hide it
> permanently.  
I agree that it doesn't need to be hidden. It is yet another option and 
those who need it will use it. I find that in my class/labs (I realize 
that we are talking about very different student profiles - I teach 
undergraduate business students) I usually leave the terminal icon 
visible. About 10% of the class uses it, and the others just don't go there.
> I think any kid that wants to should be able to place
> this activity in the frame.  I personally have the Terminal in my
> Dock, and it's even in my startup items.  If we don't include
> pre-installed activities in the Journal (there are mixed feelings on
> this), then I'm not sure how that could be accomplished, though.
>> 2) Create a simple Shell View with system information as: kernel
>> version, build version, Serial Number, Activities information (bundle
>> size, author, version...), CPU usage, presence service, etc
> I might suggest making an "About this XO" type section within the
> forthcoming control panel.  It seems that information such as build
> number, serial number, and other hardware specs would be useful to
> make easily accessible.  They relate directly to the XO itself, just
> as the system prefs do, so I think this is a logical place for them.
> (Relates to http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/900)

gnome-system-monitor shows release, memory, processor, space. It also 
has tabs, for processes, resources and file systems, but I am not sure 
if we need that much detail. 

>> 3) Memory Analysis acivity: An activity based on developer console
>> where is possible to get different stats about the memory usage by: X
>> Server, Activities, System process, etc.
> This seems reasonable.  It's akin to the "Activity Monitor" in OSX.
The processes tab on gnome-system-monitor does this as well. You get 
load averages, process names, virtual and resident memory usage along 
with user and status sleeping ,etc.)


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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