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

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 09:38:12 EDT 2011

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 9:33 AM, Esteban Bordón
<ebordon at plan.ceibal.edu.uy> wrote:
> 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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I've created a ticket to track the Journal Detail View problem:




Walter Bender
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