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

Esteban Bordón ebordon at plan.ceibal.edu.uy
Fri Jun 17 09:33:09 EDT 2011

In most cases the problem is specific of the activities, then people must
modify the activities one by one.

2011/6/16 Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com>

>  Hello Esteban (and all),
> It would be wonderful if you or someone else could write up some very easy
> to follow instructions for doing the screen scaling, in Spanish, for the
> teachers in Uruguay.  Don't assume anything.  Pretend the teacher is a
> total beginner (on the Olidata many will be). Make it a "Grannie's Guide"
> type document and they will love you forever for doing it!
> Caryl (aka "GrannieB")
> ------------------------------
> From: ebordon at plan.ceibal.edu.uy
> Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:58:43 -0300
> To: garycmartin at googlemail.com
> CC: IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org; yamaplos at gmail.com;
> sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org
> Subject: Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Olidata computers in Uruguay
> > 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.
> Regards,
> Esteban.
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