[sugar] Journal Object Picker in Read

Bert Freudenberg bert
Wed Oct 8 05:57:58 EDT 2008

Am 08.10.2008 um 11:51 schrieb Morgan Collett:

> 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.

Adding the query should be low-risk if nothing else in the UI is  
touched, so might be appropriate for 8.2.1? Changing tomeu's patch in  
#3060 to support a full query seems rather trivial.

- Bert -

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