[Sugar-devel] What should system mood really mean?

Gary Martin garycmartin at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 15 19:13:48 EDT 2010

On 15 Sep 2010, at 17:24, Sascha Silbe <sascha-ml-reply-to-2010-3 at silbe.org> wrote:

> Excerpts from Anish Mangal's message of Wed Sep 15 16:53:29 +0200 2010:
>> How about extending the meaning of 'system mood' to more than just the
>> memory and cpu usage metrics.
> Please be careful about mixing in even more parameters.
>> + If I have a battery, its almost empty.
>> + If I have wireless connectivity, I have very low signal strength.
> We already have Frame devices for these.
>> + I'm almost out of physical storage space.
> Interesting suggestion, but we need to be careful not to weigh it in
> too much, otherwise it might always be showing a sad face on the XO-1.
> The parameters also need to be chosen carefully. Maybe five times the
> free space alert threshold for the "normal" face and two times for
> the "sad" face?
> Another way to tackle this is adding a more subtle free space
> notification (again 2x threshold) prior to the free space alert.
> I could also envision an activity form of this, maybe even saving
> history. You could watch your storage space fill over time and see
> how your battery degrades with each charge/discharge cycle.

+1 on the activity firm of this. It would allow wide spread testing and feed back out side of the core Sugar release cycle.


> The real question is: What's going to be most useful to the majority
> of users?
> Sascha
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