[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Olidata computers in Uruguay
garycmartin at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 17 11:16:31 EDT 2011
On 17 Jun 2011, at 14:42, Esteban Bordón wrote:
> We'll try to start to fix the most interest activities.
Thanks for your screenshots. I've created a ticket for Cartoon Builder, TamTamMini, and Distance, if you could report and take more screenshots of other activities you discover that would be very helpful:
Some background FWIW: Much of Sugar and its activities were designed with the 1200x900 screen in mind, luckily with the XO screen rotation feature most developers were also often reminded and aware of needing to make sure their design layouts were flexible enough to work at 900x1200. When Sugar Labs was spun off from OLPC to work on Sugar, there was much effort from SL to make Sugar more hardware agnostic and work on more traditional laptops, part of this meant that 1024x768 was much more commonly being used and tested by developers; and the default when running Sugar in a window under Gnome was 800x600, which has been generally treated as the worst case scenario. So it's that 480 vertical pixels count, a reduction of 120 from our assumed worst case, that's catching some of us out ;-)
> 2011/6/17 Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>
> 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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