[Sugar-devel] Journal-like activities (was: Re: [ASLO] Release Read ETexts-19)

James Simmons nicestep at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 16:03:19 EDT 2010

I just tested a first release of Sugar Commander during my lunch break
today, and it seems to work pretty well.  It could be considered an
enhancement to Gabriel's Leer Pendrive Activity.  It can do the

1). Use a gtk.FileChooser navigate through the file system (including
thumb drives and SD cards), select a file, and add an entry to the
Journal which contains that file.  You'll add the entry by pushing a

2). Navigate through the Journal, sort entries by title or MIME type,
view and update metadata (including viewing screen shots), and delete
entries that are not needed.

It cannot resume Journal entries or copy Journal entries to a thumb
drive.  It is more of a utility for cleaning up and organizing the
Journal than a replacement for the Journal Activity.

I'll be putting it into ASLO tonight.  I'll be interested in feedback of course.

This Activity does pretty much everything an Activity can do with the
Journal so I'll probably take the Journal code samples out of the
chapter in my book where they are now (Adding Refinements) and make a
new chapter covering how to create, modify, and delete Journal entries
that will deal with the subject in some depth.

James Simmons

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 9:07 AM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi James,
> I am very glad people are exploring alternatives around the Journal.
> Not sure what your goals are -- would be interesting to hear.

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