[sugar] [PATCH] New Activity Launcher
Gary C Martin
Sat Aug 23 19:48:34 EDT 2008
On 22 Aug 2008, at 20:45, Eben Eliason wrote:
> My recent interactions with the launcher have led me to frustration.
> I updated a number of tickets on the subject, and also created an
> aggragator to track them all (http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8090). The
> attached patch is an attempt to solve nearly all of the known
> problems. Testing would be very much appreciated.
> The only known issue I've found with this patch is that you can't
> click on the activity level button (in the Frame) while a launcher is
> the selected activity (though you can click on the launcher icon
> directly). Marco understands this issue, but feels we might be better
> off working in a fix separately, since it could be more invasive.
> Apart from that know bug, I believe that this new launcher yields
> expected behavior everywhere; if you disagree, or find other bugs, let
> me know!
Hi Eben, I applied this to a joyride-2330, on an XO, and initially it
feels _much_ better.
However, I've also noticed, particularly when test launching
Calculate-23, if you reveal the frame (mouse corner or key), after
letting the icon pulse get going, Calculate will fail to start (it's
logs complain about rainbow**). I've also managed it with Pippy-25
though not yest with other activities, so it might be a timing issue.
When the frame is invoked and the activity fails to launch, there's
quite a bit of screen redraw/flicker, wonder if the frame arrival is
overlapping the time that the activity is redrawing and focus is going
astray mid way through. (email if you want some specific testing from
***The program 'rainbow-daemon' recieved an X Window System error
(both pippy and calculate logs had this during a launch fail)
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