[Sugar-devel] Journal oddity: metadata with no file?

Gary C Martin gary at garycmartin.com
Mon Mar 30 11:51:04 EDT 2009

On 30 Mar 2009, at 16:25, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 17:19, Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com>  
> wrote:
>> Hi Martin,
>> On 30 Mar 2009, at 15:54, Martin Langhoff wrote:
>>> Working a bit on the restore angle of things, if I look at the
>>> metadata entries to build a restorable Journal Entry Bundle...  
>>> well...
>>> in many cases there is no file to build it from.
>> I know previous releases of Sugar had a design flaw that lost any  
>> non-
>> standard metadata after a reboot (Read resuming back to the page you
>> were reading was a common issue). Pretty sure Tomeu fixed this with
>> his re-build of the datastore (sorry should really go check/test). If
>> so, arbitrary metadata is a **great** way for storing small items of
>> data rather than building a new file format.
> Yup, should be working now.

Fab! I'll make sure and give the code path a test once Labyrinth-5 is  
out the way.

I'm just trying to work out how many beers we owe you now (perhaps to  
be redeemed in Prague if I can make it over). Though I suggest it's a  
large enough number not to be attempted all in one night :-)


> Regards,
> Tomeu
>> I just think of all the time I (and others) wasted with json/
>> simplejson/cjson for Moon :-( when all I'm keeping is a couple of
>> preference flags for the view state (I'd first implemented in
>> metadata, until I realised the original design flaw).
>> Journal entries made of just metadata is a great feature for Activity
>> developers, not a flaw.
>> Regards,
>> --Gary
>>> Is that normal. Expected? I am tempted to skip those 'Journal  
>>> entries'
>>> as they have no apparent value. Do people generally agree, or am I
>>> being bling to some obvious useful part to them?
>>> Offtopic: Some of the complaints about 'noise' and clutter in the
>>> Journal are probably about these content-less entries. Yes, the user
>>> has opened Browse.xo 3 times today, but that's hardly a document
>>> worthy of backing up, or even storing.
>>> cheers,
>>> martin
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