[Sugar-devel] [PATCH Sugar] Extend sugar-launch with more options
sascha-ml-reply-to-2011-1 at silbe.org
Thu Jan 20 05:24:55 EST 2011
Excerpts from Martin Abente's message of Thu Jan 20 02:51:19 +0100 2011:
> Anyways this patch does not change what sugar-launch already does (right?),
> just gives it more options that can be useful even though we don't use it
> for what i need in upstream (whenever rainbow is back).
> Any good reason to not include it? :)
Yes, there is: It encourages activity authors to start other activities
from within their own activities, exactly like you're going to do. We
shouldn't give them easy access to functionality that we already know
will stop working in the future.
I'm also not convinced that this is good UI design, so I'm CC'ing Gary
for advice. To recollect:
Martin would like to add an option to sugar-launch that allows
activities to invoke other activities (already possible) with a given
URI (new). Launching activities from within another activity won't work
on Rainbow-enabled systems (by design). The stated use case is starting
Browse for URLs in the activity UI.
My suggestion was to offer a very simple HTML widget in sugar-toolkit
that could be used by the activity to display the document inside the
This is another iteration of the "online" (i.e. runtime) activity
Gary, what's your take on this?
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