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

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Mon Mar 30 12:01:10 EDT 2009

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 17:51, Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com> wrote:
> 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).

You should really come!

> Though I suggest it's a large
> enough number not to be attempted all in one night :-)

Heh, at least here beers will cost you about 6x less that in the UK ;)


> --Gary
>> 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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>>>> martin at laptop.org -- School Server Architect
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>>>> - don't get distracted with shiny stuff  - working code first
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