[sugar] Journal Object Picker in Read

Morgan Collett morgan.collett
Wed Oct 8 05:51:20 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 11:10, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> Am 08.10.2008 um 10:33 schrieb Morgan Collett:
>> I filed #8350 regarding adding the journal object picker to Read, for
>> the case when it is launched from Home View without a document.
>> There was a recent discussion on the library list about this, since
>> the show_launcher setting isn't relevant any more - Read appears in
>> Home View if you star it. (If Read is installed in the software
>> updater, it will be starred...)
>> I have implemented this, and could release it for 8.2.1, but the
>> journal object picker doesn't currently have any filters for an
>> Activity to restrict the view to only relevant entries - so it pops up
>> with the entire journal visible - images, Write entries, Browse
>> entries, etc where all we can handle in Read are relevant downloaded
>> documents, and previous Read instances.
>> Is this going to cause more problems than it's worth?
>> I could make the object picker pop up again if the selected entry
>> failed to load, if that helps.
>> An alternative to using the object picker is to have a string break
>> and add a dialog that explains that you launched Read without a
>> document, and so it isn't useful, and make that stop Read when
>> acknowledged.
> Why not extend the object chooser to include a query parameter? We discussed
> this a long time ago and it makes sense, it just has not bubbled to the top
> of the to-do list yet ...

I'm looking into that, but it would be good to improve Read before 9.1 lands.


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