[Sugar-devel] time for a design meeting?

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 20:26:21 EST 2011

Thanks. This is very helpful. I have a couple of additional topics:
one trivial and one that needs some discussion.

1. Trivial: as per #2592, there is an issue with size of the icons on
the Random view. When I introduced the spiral, I increased the maximum
icon size to Medium when there are few icons on the screen. Random
forces these icons to Standard size. So should Random change the size
of the icons? If so, to what size?

2. It is clear that we have some issues with invoking the hot corners
to invoke the Frame under certain conditions: touch, VMs where Sugar
is not run at full screen, and in situations where there is a flakey
touch screen. We've added F6 to remind this under some circumstances
(but it isn't always a help, e.g., on a tablet.) I propose expanding
the hot corner on the upper left to be the entire grid in that corner
-- big enough to hit with a finger or with a cursor that would
otherwise slide off the edge of the window.


On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
> On 02/09/2011 11:20 AM, Walter Bender wrote:
>> There are a few design roadblocks in the race to 0.92 that could use
>> some input from the design team. Any chance we could have a meeting
>> some time soon? I could probably get on line from Lima on Sunday some
>> time if that works.
>> regards.
>> -walter
> Hi Walter,
> I can not attend the meeting, but here are the issues I am aware off:
> (derived from [1]):
> * Move more activities to the new toolbar
> * Don't hide Register menu item upon successful registration
> Introduction: The reset registration to the school server has a long
> history [2][3]. The patch that landed in master is based on a request
> from a deployment (re-register after an XS crash), other use cases are
> to connect to another school server (different school). Another
> deployment recently requested to hide the item altogether because
> they're apparently doing the registration automatically in some way. To
> consider in the design discussion is as well the lack of feedback when
> registering [4].
> Todo: We should describe the use cases and then find a good way of
> fixing this issue. This would be best handled by an email discussion
> streamlined in a Feature page [5].
> * CPU and memory resource indicator for the frame
> --------- Master work --------
> I want to move on with these items. The first two have been discussed
> already.
> # Activity startup in the Home View: Introduce new concept to distinguish
> between 'start new' vs 'resume', previous discussion [6] Gary's design:
> introducing a selector [7] (I like that a lot).
> # Replace Naming Alert: a) switch to Journal detail view b) option in the
> activity toolbar to do a description and tags, discussion at the design team
> meeting, previous discussion [8]
> # Remove 'Keep As' Button: Replace by 'copy to' functionality in the Journal
> [9]
> Regards,
>   Simon
> [1] http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/sugar-devel/2011-February/029848.html
> [2] Reset registration form school server (long term):
> http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7765
> [3] Reset registration form school server (0.84):
> http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/9725
> [4] Feedback when register with school server:
> http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/10678
> [5] Feature Policy: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/Policy
> [6]
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Design_Team/0.88_Meeting#Resume.2FStart_new_on_the_Home_View
> [7] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/File:Sugar_resume_vs_start_new.jpg
> [8]
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Design_Team/0.88_Meeting#Write_to_Journal_anytime
> [9] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/File:Journal-04.jpeg
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Walter Bender
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