[Sugar-devel] [FEATURE] Activity as a regular Journal Object request for inclusion to 0.88

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Sat Dec 5 03:55:29 EST 2009

On 12/03/2009 06:37 AM, Aleksey Lim wrote:
>> On a more general note, this discussion has many hints of the
>> action/object views that have been tossed around for some time now.
>> This specifically addressed the conflict between the desire to manage
>> all objects and the desire to have the Journal reflect only the
>> actions of the child.
>> In this split, the action view shows actions, which reference one or
>> more objects (activities, people, devices, etc.) This would contain
>> only references to things the children have done themselves. The
>> object view shows objects, which is a more traditional view of
>> everything that's around to be manipulated. Any preinstalled
>> activities would appear in the object view by default, and thus be
>> accessible by kids to copy, share, modify, etc. (and as they do, new
>> actions will be created to record that).
>> Ultimately, the object view would look much like the current Journal
>> view does, and the actions view would be a bit friendlier. One benefit
>> of this is that young kids need only look at the actions view, while
>> those that wanted more control could dig into the objects directly.
> Good catch, what about more explicit following "user works all time with
> the same objects but from different views" and add Action view as a
> Journal plugin(and maybe make it default) to [1](technically we need
> addition data to form actions view but for users it could be the same
> (as in objects view) objects but organized to actions.
> [1] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/Journal_Plugins

Yeah, this discussion came already up in 0.86 but we did not have the 
time. There would quite a bit UI work needed, I think. But interesting 


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