[Sugar-devel] RFC:Simple Help widget for activities
gonzalo at laptop.org
Wed Mar 7 07:37:49 EST 2012
We receive many times request about adding help in the activities,
and if is true Sugar propose a exploratory approach,
not all the people learn in the same way,
and there are people who prefer a little guidance.
For the development we need a simple api, and easy i18n,
and a non obtrusive experience for the user.
Inspired by the DescriptionItem, I was experimenting with a widget to add
simple help to activities.
This is not:
* A manual
Is a short startup help for the activity.
Use only text and the icons already used by the activity.
A example can be seen here:
In the activity we only need do:
helpitem = HelpButton()
helpitem.add_paragraph(_('First you need add data to create the
helpitem.add_paragraph(_('You can add data with this button'),
helpitem.add_paragraph(_('...or remove data with this button'),
helpitem.add_paragraph(_('To change the graphic title, just change the
This proposal is late for sugar 0.96, but may be we can try it in one or
and start thinking about this topic.
I really like the help in the Implode activity, but have the following
* I don't know if apply to other type of activities.
* Is modal
* need a lot of code to implement it.
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