[sugar] [IAEP] sugar spin and liveusb-creator

Caroline Meeks caroline at solutiongrove.com
Tue Oct 14 18:02:17 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 5:27 PM, Eben Eliason <eben.eliason at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 3:26 AM, Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com> wrote:
>> - Realtime scrolling so you can just grab, drag, and look as it goes past.
> Indeed.  I have never been satisfied with the row-by-row scrolling,
> but we couldn't do better in terms of performance before.  In
> redesigning the Journal, it was very important to us (to me, at the
> very least) that smooth pixel-scrolling was part of the plan. Tomeu,
> do you think we can make a transition like this for 9.1?  I think it
> would be another big boost to using the Journal.

Sure I think we should do something for 9.1, but right now the
resourcing part is a bit complex. Maybe Scott can comment on this?

> The main problem here is potential length of the scrolling page.  Its
> unbounded, except by space constraints, right now.  There are two
> viable options here that we've talked about.  First, we could
> introduce the notion of paging, so that after scrolling to the bottom
> of a page in the Journal, you have (older) and (newer) buttons to get
> to other results.
> Second, and my preference, we could introduce temporal section
> headers.  After scrolling far enough back in time, there might be
> sections for each month, and further back, for each year, etc., with
> each section being represented by a header only, and a disclosure
> button.  Clicking on a section would open it inline, closing the
> currently open section, thus keeping everything in the Journal
> temporally ordered on a single "infinite" page, but allowing one to
> dive into it in any range of time.

Yes, I like this idea and I think it's pretty much doable.



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