[sugar] Announce: Screencast activity.

C. Scott Ananian cscott
Fri Oct 17 13:59:34 EDT 2008

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 3:08 AM, Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> wrote:
>  * Recordmydesktop is using /tmp as an intermediate location, which
>    means that a long screencast runs the XO into OOM (or worse).

export TMPDIR=$HOME/instance
in your wrapper should help a lot here.

>  * It reuses the icon from "Words".

Is inkscape not awesome enough for you?  Is your wife not an artist? ;-)

>  * We should avoid having the activity itself be present in the videos;
>    perhaps by minimizing it immediately before starting recording,
>    and then setting up a globally-bound keyboard shortcut for stop?

gtk-recordmydesktop just minimizes itself after you click record.
That should work fine on the XO as well; matchbox/other wm will chose
an appropriate window to show.

Ideally, you'd use the same panel-widget for 'stop' as
gtk-recordmydesktop does.  The Frame should really be a "real" panel
widget and support the same standard notification area mechanism that
gnome-panel (and friends) do.

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