[Sugar-devel] [Announcing] UNSTABLE 0.107.2 release (API, UI and Strings freeze)

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Sun Jan 24 16:37:23 EST 2016

The home view search has been there for years.  It allows activities
to be started by name, and is especially useful when the activity is
not a favourite.  It can be used by teachers to avoid problems with
children who have removed an activity from their favourites.

The buddy icon palette is open on startup because;

1.  the operating system sets the cursor position to centre of screen,

2.  Sugar puts an icon under the cursor, and immediately receives an
event saying the cursor has entered the icon,

3.  Sugar doesn't recognise the difference between this event and a
genuine cursor movement,

4.  Sugar displays the palette.

Because of sugar-build and VirtualBox, most developers won't have
noticed this bug.  In an emulated environment, the cursor is rarely
positioned this way.

No, you're wrong about not being able to switch view.  Even with the
palette up, the view hot keys respond properly.  The palette isn't

On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 06:35:43PM +0400, Tony Anderson wrote:
> Some confusion probably caused by not reading the proposals for this release. I
> was not aware there was a search box in the Home View. What is its
> function?
> Currently, the XO palette is open when the Home View appears. This is
> presumably a bug and not a feature which will be fixed by putting the focus on
> the search box. I hope this new search box has a sufficiently useful function
> for all XOs to justify this grab for attention.
> The problem with the palette is that it is modal and no action can be taken on
> the keyboard (e.g. switch to Journal or Neighborhood View or look at Frame)
> until the cursor is moved. This, of course, requires one more step in
> 'onboarding' to make users aware of the disabling nature of modal dialogs.
> Tony
> On 01/23/2016 05:27 PM, Martin Abente wrote:
>     Hello everyone,
>     I am pleased to announce the release of Sugar 0.107.2 (unstable). This
>     release means that we have reached the API, UI and Strings freeze deadline
>     [1] and that we should focus on making sure there are no missing
>     translations or exceptional bugs left.
>     This release comes with the following improvements:
>       □ Collaboration works on newer systems (e.g. Fedora 23) with activities
>         that do not use Tubes (e.g. Chat).
>       □ The search box in home view grabs focus automatically.
>       □ More little steps on documenting our toolkit.
>     The tarballs can be downloaded from:
>       □ [1]http://download.sugarlabs.org/sources/sucrose/glucose/sugar/
>         sugar-0.107.2.tar.xz
>       □ [2]http://download.sugarlabs.org/sources/sucrose/glucose/
>         sugar-toolkit-gtk3/sugar-toolkit-gtk3-0.107.2.tar.xz
>       □ [3]http://download.sugarlabs.org/sources/sucrose/glucose/sugar-artwork/
>         sugar-artwork-0.107.2.tar.xz
>       □ [4]http://download.sugarlabs.org/sources/sucrose/glucose/
>         sugar-datastore/sugar-datastore-0.107.2.tar.xz
>       □ [5]http://download.sugarlabs.org/sources/sucrose/glucose/sugar-runner/
>         sugar-runner-0.107.2.tar.xz
>     Special thanks to Sam Parkinson, Nick DeFilippis and our Google Code-In
>     students for his contributions, and to James Cameron and Gonzalo Odiard for
>     the reviewing work. 
>     Regards,
>     Martin.
>     Refs:
>     [1] [6]https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.108/Roadmap
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> References:
> [1] http://download.sugarlabs.org/sources/sucrose/glucose/sugar/sugar-0.107.2.tar.xz
> [2] http://download.sugarlabs.org/sources/sucrose/glucose/sugar-toolkit-gtk3/sugar-toolkit-gtk3-0.107.2.tar.xz
> [3] http://download.sugarlabs.org/sources/sucrose/glucose/sugar-artwork/sugar-artwork-0.107.2.tar.xz
> [4] http://download.sugarlabs.org/sources/sucrose/glucose/sugar-datastore/sugar-datastore-0.107.2.tar.xz
> [5] http://download.sugarlabs.org/sources/sucrose/glucose/sugar-runner/sugar-runner-0.107.2.tar.xz
> [6] https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.108/Roadmap
> [7] mailto:Sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org
> [8] http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

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James Cameron

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