[Sugar-devel] [PATCH] adding $HOME/Documents to the volumes toolbar
walter.bender at gmail.com
Sat May 14 10:35:50 EDT 2011
On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 10:21 AM, Gary Martin
<garycmartin at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi Walter,
> On 10 May 2011, at 13:54, Walter Bender wrote:
>> As per a discussion at the EduJam and Sugar Code Sprint, I have
>> modified a patch by tch to add access to ~/Documents to the volume
>> toolbar in the Journal.
>> Two patches: (1) a new icon; and (2) the patch to volumestoolbar.py
>> (Gary. could you please look at the icon?)
> Could you clarify a couple of things for me:
> - will the volumes toolbar tray now always be visible in the Journal (usually with just this one icon)?
Only if there is a $HOME/Documents directory.
> - will this only activate for folks using GNOME + Sugar desktop combined installs (ease use of files between desktops)
Well, they will have a $HOME/Documents directory, while the non-GNOME
users probably won't by default.
> - can it easily be disabled in a build to keep the Sugar UI uncluttered (sounds like this might be a quick hack to help fix poorly ported GNOME applications like tuxpaint)?
I think it has more general utility in that there will always be
non-Sugarized activities. I think this is especially important for
> - are there thoughts to add other local paths, root?
I think have one place for easy data exchange is adequate. Documents
seems a logic place.
> - are there thoughts to add remote resource paths, webdav, schoolservers, ftp, dropbox?
Yes. tch is working on that.
> General comment: Certainly would want to make some small changes to the icon as is, do we want to introduce the concept of folders? I'm thinking about consistent visual metaphors for various resource types, local vs. remote at least seems an important distinction (if we end up with a bunch of different targets down in the tray).
I am not opposed to introducing the concept of folders as a logical
bridge to the non-Sugar world.
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