[Sugar-devel] [somos-azucar] [DESIGN] Home views (was: Request for Sweets Distribution logo)
alsroot at sugarlabs.org
Thu Apr 12 02:05:56 EDT 2012
On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:00:37PM -0400, Frederick Grose wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM, Aleksey Lim <alsroot at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 03:36:00AM +0000, Aleksey Lim wrote:
> > >
> > > Sugar Network icon (three dots in a circle) might be recycled any way.
> > In fact, the whole idea, in case of Sugar Activities, for Sugar Network
> > is that these Activities are located in the network. In contrast,
> > particular local machine might have local Sugar Activities, i.e.,
> > activities that exist in real directory in ~/Activities and need to be
> > managed by user manually.
> > Keeping in mind the favorites mode in Home view, we might have 3 icons
> > (instead of current 2 icons for favorites and list modes):
> > * favorites icon
> > activities that are favorited, such activities might be local or from
> > Sugar Network
> > * icon that represent local activities mode
> > ~/Activities directory activate, users are responsible to manage them
> > remove/change-the-code/etc
> > * icon that represent global activities mode
> > activities come from Sugar Network
> > We already have icon (start) for favorites, so, we need icon that says
> > "local" and one that says "global".
> > --
> > Aleksey
> This segregation is not so 'harmonic'.
Yeah, thats right...
> Would this be a situation where a global emblem could be applied to the
> Activity icon of globally sourced Activities?
You mean having a badge painted on activity icons for activities that
came from the Sugar Network? It might be the way if we decide to have
both kinds activities (local and from Sugar Network) in one list.
Right now, it is not clear for me.
> And shouldn't the Home view options be harmonized with the filters we have
> in the Journal?
> Then one could view all in a list by removing the favorites toggle, or
> filter the favorites by the menu of filters.
Originally, the intention was having Sugar Network icon as a 2nd/3rd
icon in Home view (not in activities tray how it is implemented right
now). The problem was (it is possible but not trivial) with setting up
interactions between Sugar Network client application (which is local
Web application) and Sugar Shell, also, making it easy to run Sugar
Network client in standalone mode.
But maybe having exactly Sugar Network view embodied to Home, is the
right way to go. We can, reserver a place for Sugar Network icon in Home
view and move client there after completing more needed work.
The original problem is, Sugar Network exists in parallel with F1/F2/F3
* it handles (but not only) activities like F3, but these activities are
remote by source
* it handle a kind of collaboration (F1/F2) but these are processes
specified more to social networks, e.g., it will allow to type
question/idea/problem/review regarding activities (but not only);
the semi automatic bugs reposting will happen though SN as well
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