[Sugar-devel] [NEW FEATURE] write to the journal whenever you want

Wade Brainerd wadetb at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 17:37:07 EST 2009

Looks like a nice improvement to me.

But, per thread from a few weeks ago, I think the Keep vs Stop concept
needs attention and this feature should probably become a part of
whatever solution we reach for that difficult problem.

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 4:10 PM, Eduardo H. Silva <hoboprimate at gmail.com> wrote:
> I like the idea, and much prefer it.
> As for the design, what about using as a toolbar icon the
> journal+pencil icon? It would imply that you are writing something
> into the journal, in this case the title and description and tags of
> the current activity.
> There is a potential problem of adding another persistent icon to the
> toolbar, which is it shrinks the space for the activity's icons. If
> this is the case, perhaps this functionality should be merged with the
> Keep button in some way, but since Keep is/will be used to Keep new
> versions and also to Keep the activiy in a different format it would
> need a new design. Perhaps these options (Keep new version, Keep as X)
> could be added as buttons on the top or bottom of the description
> window which would be a secondary palette of the Keep button.
> Just food for thought.
> Eduardo
> 2009/11/19 Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>:
>> Many of us love the Naming Alert, but even more seem to despise it.
>> With this feature, it is invoked from a toolbar button instead of
>> automatically invoked on quit. It lets the learning take notes
>> repeatedly and at any time during an activity session.
>> See http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/Write_to_journal_anytime
>> This is a quick hack. We may want to revisit the toolbar integration
>> and certainly need a better icon :)
>> Comments?
>> -walter
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