[Sugar-devel] [ASLO] Release Read ETexts-19

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Mon Mar 15 07:44:26 EDT 2010

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 2:43 AM, Aleksey Lim <alsroot at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 08:19:40PM -0500, James Simmons wrote:
>> Aleksey,
>> Dragging the entry to the Journal icon works beautifully, but believe
>> it or not I was unaware it existed.  I've been using Sugar since the
>> first G1G1 and never knew about it.  I did manage to find the menu,
>> though.  It's visible when you open the Journal contents, as shown in
>> the attached screenshot from F10.
>> I agree drag and drop is better than the menu, now that I know about
>> it.  Maybe a kid could figure it out, but I couldn't.
> I'm not arguing what is the preferable method to copy objects to/from
> journal, I just can't get what you mean by menu option to copy usb files
> to the Journal. I just recheck source code history and didn't find any
> mention of such code. There is only "Send to" submenu to copy entry via
> network.

FWIW, it is mentioned here too:



>> James Simmons
>> >> I had to test these on SoaS and I discovered that the menu options to
>> >> copy something from a USB thumb drive or SD card to the Journal are
>> >> missing and apparently have been missing from some time.  The only way
>> >> to copy something from USB to the thumb drive now is to use the
>> >> clipboard.
>> >
>> > but afaik we didn't have such menu option
>> > except "Copy" object could be dragged to journal or activated in place
>> >
>> >> I really, REALLY don't like this.  When I copy an Activity
>> >> or a book from thumb drive to Journal using this method I don't get
>> >> the file name as the Journal entry title.  Instead, I just get a
>> >> description based on the MIME type.  This is really, really bad.
>> >> Maybe the original fine name wasn't the best possible title for a
>> >> Journal entry but at least you had some idea of what the Journal entry
>> >> was and you could easily change it.  Now every book is just "text
>> >> clipping" and every Activity is "Sugar Activity bundle", plus getting
>> >> these lousy results is more work than just doing a straight copy to
>> >> the Journal.
> --
> Aleksey
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Walter Bender
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