[Sugar-devel] [Sugar-desarrollo] [Design] [Patches] New Toolbars in Activities
walter.bender at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 13:19:14 EST 2011
On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 1:13 PM, Sebastian Silva
<sebastian at somosazucar.org> wrote:
> Hello / Hola,
> As some of you know I started working with Activity Central last week, as an
> Activity Developer.
> My tasks will be to improve our Activities and also I consider, make life
> easier for activity developers.
> I'm looking forward to sharing more of what we do and have already signed up
> with the Activities Team.
> My first contribution is to update the toolbars in several activities.
> In the process I've run into some design decisions. In particular, with
> activities with few actions, updating the toolbar concealed the actions
> behind a ToolbarButton (see Get Books, for example). This did not seem
> right, so I took the liberty of moving main actions to the main toolbar.
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/New_Toolbar_Design#Benefit_to_Sugar -
> /"Make process of switching between toolbars more clear, use tool buttons
> that are showing all the time (in main toolbar), i.e., having Close/Help
> buttons visible all the time could be very useful."/ seems to support my
> I've updated
> with the following.
> Activity Git repo with patches Comment
> Typing Turtle
> DONE. Waiting for merge request.
> StopWatch git://git.sugarlabs.org/stopwatch/stopwatch.git
> DONE. Moved Share and Keep buttons to main toolbar.
> Help git://git.sugarlabs.org/~icarito/help/help-newui.git DONE. Put
> navigation in main bar (like in Browse). Waiting for merge request.
> Distance git://git.sugarlabs.org/distance/distance.git DONE by
> Maze git://git.sugarlabs.org/~icarito/maze/icaritos-mainline.git
> DONE. Moved Share to main bar. Waiting for merge request.
> Get Books git://git.sugarlabs.org/~icarito/get-books/icaritos-mainline.git
> DONE. Moved book actions to main toolbar. Waiting for merge request.
> Words - Working on iticarito
> <http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/User:Icarito>13:00, 10 March 2011 (EST). The
> UI can be improved.
> Jukebox - Working on iticarito
> <http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/User:Icarito>13:00, 10 March 2011 (EST).
> I'd appreciate some feedback and peer review - as well as attention to the
> pending merge requests. Also on the dev workflow.
While you are touching the code, you may want to add
self.max_participants = 1 to the activities that don't share.
Also, I noted on the wiki page that some activities don't support the
old toolbars. Should we add such support to, for example, Edit?
> Thanks, I'm happy to finally contribute code again.
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