[Sugar-devel] multi-selection in journal [Sugar-devel Digest, Vol 31, Issue 103]

Yioryos Asprobounitis mavrothal at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 1 04:51:33 EDT 2011

> From: Martin Abente <martin.abente.lahaye at gmail.com>
> Hello Amigos,
> Lately I have been working on the support for
> multi-selection in the
> journal. This feature was originally part of Dextrose3's
> TODO [1], but
> during EduJAM [2], many people were interested in having it
> on Sugar
> mainstream, so I will give it a try ;)
> I already have a functional prototype running on sugar
> 0.9.x (check
> video!) [3], its design was based on different ideas and
> proposals
> [4,5]. My current patch does the minimum required to get
> this working,
> avoiding any big code re-factoring or massive rewrites (for
> now).
> Anyway, I would like to hear everyone's feedback on the
> current design!

This is a *very welcome* addition/change.

One thing that might need consideration is the "select all" feature.
It may lead to adversely deleting your entire journal.
Particularly considering the target users.

Given that backup/restore activities can take care of the said functions,its main 
functionality is to easily copy/delete a category of entries or indeed delete your entire journal.
It can be useful at times, but potential harm should be considered against the cost of extra clicks

> Thanks in advance,
> tch
> References:
> 1. http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Dextrose/3/Todo
> 2. http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/EduJAM/2011/Brainstorm
> 3. http://www.sugarlabs.org/~tch/journal2.mpeg
> 4. http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Design_Team/Designs/Journal#06
> 5. http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Journal_NewUI

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