[Sugar-devel] [Dextrose] Some quick comments on the Journal in 11.2.0 build 16 and Dextrose 508

Christoph Derndorfer christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com
Sat Apr 30 12:09:11 EDT 2011

On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 11:58 AM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at sugarlabs.org>wrote:

> On Fri, 2011-04-29 at 16:47 +0200, Christoph Derndorfer wrote:
> > I used my 12h plane ride to Montevideo to play around with 11.2.0
> > build 16 and Dextrose 508 on my two XO-1.5 machines. I thought I'd
> > brielfy comment on some observation I made in the Journal:
> >
> > * When copying large files (in my case a 700MB video) over from a USB
> > drive to the Journal there's no indication of the progress of the
> > copy-process. For small files I do remember seeing the gray-screen
> > with some sort of progress-bar but for this one it really looked as
> > though the system was simply frozen all throughout the copy process
> > (which also seemed to take ages compared to doing it on my regular
> > laptop). [11.2.0 / Dextrose]
> This is indeed a big usability problem.

My thoughts exactly.

> > * 11.2.0 (not sure about previous versions) also shows the available
> > Journal space after hovering over the Journal icon when a USB drive is
> > connected. This is really handy when trying to decide whether to copy
> > over large files from external media so I think it would be great if
> > Dextrose also integrated it (which it currently doesn't seem to do).
> You mean on the journal icon on the device toolbar, in the bottom-left
> corner? This shouldn't be too hard to back-port from Sugar 0.92.

Yes, that's what I meant.

> > * Last but not least: allowing the selection of multiple Journal
> > entries. IIRC this does appear on the to-do list for Dextrose 3 but I
> > was wondering whether there's a chance it can also make it into
> > 11.2.0? Maybe it's much harder than I imagine but could this be an
> > item to tackle during the Sugar Camp in Montevideo?
> This will indeed take a lot of rework. Perhaps it could be started (and
> maybe finished) in a sprint session at the Sugar Camp.
> >
> >
> > Overall I was very impressed by these latest software versions and
> > can't wait to test them more over the coming days and weeks:-)
> >
> Thanks for taking the time to test *and* report back!



Christoph Derndorfer
co-editor, olpcnews
url: www.olpcnews.com
e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com
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