[sugar] Sugar adds favorite activities to ring
Thu Jul 17 05:31:51 EDT 2008
On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:19 AM, Eben Eliason <eben.eliason at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah, I'm not sure that this is expected behavior (I would expect not). The
> intent is that a "customization" upgrade would allow additive changes to the
> favorites ring, for instance to allow a school to ensure that every kid has
> brand new activity X in the ring on the first day of class (if the kids
> later remove it, that's up to them, of course). The question, then, is
> if/why installing that RPM behaved in the manner of a customization instead
> of a basic software update.
> Tomeu, do you know how this is expected to work?
When kids update to a version that has the notion of favorites, we
don't want to show the favorites screen empty. That's why we added
code for adding the activities mentioned in activities.default.
Also, when you update to a newer version, favorites.default might
change so we merge it again with the users favorites. We don't know if
an activity present in activities.default but not in the favorites was
removed by the user or added by the school/deployer.
Is this correct?
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 8:11 PM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com> wrote:
>> After I had installed the sugar 0.81.6-3 rpm on top of an earlier
>> Joyride, my 'Ring of Activities' in Home View expanded. Sugar had
>> added its "base" favorites to my .sugar/default/favorite-activities
>> file (which I had previously set up the way I liked it). Had to go
>> through and delete the added icons I did not want the ring to have.
>> p.s. When I post to this list, people are assuming that I am
>> writing for the purpose of soliciting "help" with what I
>> encountered. If I think the behavior I saw should be changed, I
>> won't post here -- I'll write a ticket. If I *am* asking for
>> help/advice, I will say so in what I post. But if I post here
>> without explicitly asking for "help", what I am doing is "letting
>> others know" that there was a situation which I did not expect.
>> My purpose in doing so is to "alert" people who know more than I do
>> -- they may think what I saw had no significance, or they may have
>> the perception "a function that I am familiar with is misbehaving".
>> I am not asking for "help" -- all I am doing is tossing the ball
>> over the wall. [This post falls into this category.]
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