[Sugar-devel] Remove the naming alert in 0.86
christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 00:15:24 EDT 2009
On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 5:06 AM, Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com> wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> On 2 Sep 2009, at 16:35, Simon Schampijer wrote:
> On 09/02/2009 01:32 PM, Christoph Derndorfer wrote:
>>> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 3:36 AM, Simon Schampijer<simon at schampijer.de
>>>> some of you may know, I am doing a Sugar Pilot here in Germany. I try to
>>>> keep my blog (listed on the sugarlabs planet as well) about my findings
>>>> up to date . For technical findings (how to setup nfs, ldap on Fedora
>>>> for example) the plan is to use the wiki. 'Debatable things' I will try
>>>> to bring up on the mailing list as well.
>>>>  http://erikos.sweettimez.de/ --- Categories: Sugar, Deployment
>>>> and Teaching
>>>>  http://planet.sugarlabs.org/
>>> +1 on removing the “naming alert”, this has been bugging me since the day
>>> it's been introduced.
>>> Adding “rewards” to the Journal is something that David Van Assche and
>>> C Martin discussed quite a bit Paris. Unfortunately nobody had the time
>>> really follow up on these discussions with some actual code... :-/
>>> Looking forward to the next blog posts about your experiences in the
>> Let me post here from my blog post why I think it is important:
>> As much as I am a friend of highlighting the naming, tagging and
>> description purposes, I don’t think the alert is a good way to ‘enforce’
>> this. I think those actions are not first class ones. I am happy when
>> the kids understood the concept of the Journal a bit, but they will not
>> start to make better descriptions in the first Sugar days or weeks, with
>> or without the alert. For now, it is just a confusing dialog that pops
>> up when you close an activity. And later, once the kids would know about
>> the importance they would be better served with other tools. For example
>> an option in the activity toolbar (like we have for the title already).
>> From my experience I highly recommend to remove the alert, +1 when for
>> 0.86 already.
> Personally I'm not keen on it either. I pretty well always skip past it
> myself and have learnt to click Stop and tap return. But, being neither
> qualified on the pedagogical needs, nor having seen actual learners of out
> target age, I didn't want to rush forward and +1 Simon's proposal.
> The main goal as I remember was to try and combat the slew of un-named
> Journal entries, but a good chunk of this was likely due to the Home
> favourite view always starting new activity instances. Now that it resumes
> by default, the Journal 'spam' has been cut down quite significantly (for
> Perhaps we drop this dialogue and then seriously take another look at
> improving the names automatically generated for new activity entries?
Yes, that sounds like a very reasonable way to proceed!
One suggestion for write's journal entries for
example would be to use the first few words of the document as a
suggested entry name (similarly to what Microsoft's Word does).
e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com
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