[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Olidata computers in Uruguay

Esteban Bordón ebordon at plan.ceibal.edu.uy
Thu Jun 16 14:58:43 EDT 2011

> > One of the most noticeable source for incompatibilities seems to be
> screen definition, 800x600 in the Olidata, and thus several Activities are
> cropped,

Screen definition is 800x480 ...

> Ouch, quite a few Activity toolbars will likely overflow at 800x600
> (overflow widgets land in a drop down menu in the far right of the toolbar
> that shows the text from the tool button hint only). The XO is a 1200x900
> screen, about a year or two back there was general consensus that we should
> try and make sure Activities worked well down too 1024x768 as that was
> common in emulated environments and regular laptops/desktops.
> These 800x600 display machines will want to make sure they are running
> Sugar using an environmental variable of  SUGAR_SCALING=72, this will shrink
> the UI scale down to fit the lower screen resolution. SUGAR_SCALING
> currently only has an effect at either 72 (works well for 800x600 and
> 1024x768) or 100 (for 1200x900 or larger).

With SUGAR_SCALING=72 Sugar have some problems showing  properties of a
journal entry for example. I trying to set lower values of SUGAR_SCALING but
I have not getting good results.

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