[Sugar-devel] bugs installing .xol library content from USB flash drive; status of .xol?

S Page skierpage at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 22:28:00 EDT 2010

I ran into http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/1748 , Can't open library
bundles (.xol) from USB flash drive.  In the bug I suggest the
one-line Python fix, it seems worth considering for a 10.1.3 update.

But when you do this it seems you can never remove the content from
~/Library and the OLPC home page's expandable Library content, since
it doesn't show in the Journal. I filed
http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2283 , you can't remove Library
content installed from a .xol on USB flash drive

So maybe the feature should be removed in favor of the workarounds in bug 1748:
* drag the .xol into the Journal, then open from there
* navigate to the .xol in Browse using file:///media, and "download" from there

Other .xol issues:
bug  #470  , no icon for .xol files
bug #1354 , no metadata in the Journal for .xol files
bug #1258 , you can view  HTML content in ZIP files without unpacking
or installing them  (more an enhancement, but so damn cool!)

There was Sugar talk about unifying content and activities so these
bugs would go away, what's the status?  Is
http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/User:Alsroot/trash/Unified_Objects really
in the trash? 8-/

=S Page

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