[Sugar-devel] Journal copies file from external media to datastore before opening

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at laptop.org.au
Mon Jun 27 10:18:30 EDT 2011

On 26 June 2011 23:32, James Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sridhar,
> The behavior you describe is not so much a bug as a feature.  Sugar
> Activities can be resumed from removable media, but cannot write to
> that media.  Only the Journal Activity can update media on a thumb
> drive.  The problem as I see it is that the Journal Activity makes SD
> cards and thumb drives look like the Journal itself, creating a false
> expectation for the user that it will work the same way.  I have
> suggested that the Journal Activity be redesigned to make thumb drivs
> and SD cards look like the hierarchical file systems that they are and
> only show the Journal looking like it currently does.  My own Activity
> Sugar Commander is an attempt to show what this would be like.

+1 for the redesign. This matter is confusing teachers, who are used
to opening and saving files directly on a USB stick.

We include Sugar Commander by default in our XO builds, so maybe we
need to be talking about it more in our training and support material.


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