[sugar] Activities can't be "hidden" any more

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu
Thu Oct 9 05:20:50 EDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Morgan Collett
<morgan.collett at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activity_bundles#.info_File_Format still says:
> ----- quote -----
> show_launcher = yes
> This key is optional. If not present, or if present with a value of
> "yes", the activity is shown with its icon in the Sugar panel launcher
> and a valid 'icon' key/value pair is required. If specified with a
> value of "no", the activity is not shown in the Sugar panel launcher,
> and the 'icon' key is not required.
> ----- end quote -----
> However, as seen with Read, since the Home View redesign this no
> longer has affect. If Read is starred, it is displayed on the
> favourites view, not respecting the show_launcher field.
> Mikus and I have been discussing the implications of this for
> activities which don't generate content and are only useful if
> launched from the Journal with content (or joined in a collaborative
> session which provides content).
> Can somebody confirm that this field is no longer of effect, so we can
> update the wiki page and expectations, or if this was an oversight,
> can we discuss what we really want?

I don't really know what's the expected behavior after the home view redesign.

Taking it out from the favorites view is pretty easy, but the activity
can still be launched form the activity list view and the journal
which has the same problems. I guess the activity needs to be visible
in those places because are the way of managing the bundle.

Eben, can you comment?



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