[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] [PATCH] add clock frame device

Martin Dengler martin at martindengler.com
Mon May 11 04:49:34 EDT 2009

On Fri, May 08, 2009 at 08:10:54PM -0400, Eben Eliason wrote:
> A few thoughts.
> 1. I think that we need to show the leading 0 when the hour is a one
> digit number, eg. 08:07. Otherwise everything in the Frame is going to
> shift depending on the time.

Only twice a day.  I tried it with the leading zero first and thought
it looked ugly.  It'll be easy enough to customise (I've made it
gconf-aware, of course).  But I'll change that to the default.

> 2. I find the radio buttons a little odd. I wonder if we could have a
> single menu item that either a) reads "Use 24 hour clock" and uses a
> checkmark to show its state or b) toggles between "Use 24 hour clock"
> and "Use 12 hour clock" when clicked.


> 3. We could expose some more useful info in the palette, both primary
> and secondary.


> The primary palette, for instance, could read:
> My Clock

I wish we could get something more useful than that in the primary
palette, but I agree it's consistent.

> Friday, May 8, 2009

Sure.  I think I'll make the secondary palette a gconf-setting as
well, for more ease of customisation.

> The secondary palette should have a nice little inline calendar as
> well.

I knew you were going to ask for that!

> 4. This is another future suggestion: we've talked in the past about
> having an option on various devices which jumps directly to the
> corresponding section of settings. This device should have a "Show
> Date & TIme Settings" option when we add that capability.

Cool.  Not sure whether that is available now...

> 5. Finally, I'd like to see if it's at all readable if we limit the
> clock to a single unit like the rest of the devices icons.

Shudder -- I don't think it will be, but will try it out.

> I'll try to make some mockups of all of these thoughts before
> tomorrow's design meeting. Let me know your thoughts on the
> suggestions.

To save people time digging them out:


Thanks for spending the time on these/this subject.

> Eben

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