[Sugar-devel] Putting stuff in the control panel vs. the frame
tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Tue Aug 3 11:58:04 EDT 2010
On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 17:51, Christoph Derndorfer
<christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> looking at some of ParaguayEduca's latest builds I saw that they have added
> some new icons / features to the frame (e.g. CPU / memory consumption,
> accessibility, touchpad-mode, etc.)
> I talked to Bernie about this and we realized that there currently doesn't
> seem to be a clear consensus on what kind of features should go into the
> frame and which ones into the control panel. One could easily argue that
> some sparsely populated CP options could be removed and the options instead
> added to the corresponding frame devices (particularly power and network
> options come to mind here). Or on the contrary that things like the
> touchpad-mode should be accessed from within the CP rather than the frame.
> Anyway, I was wondering what people here thought about this issue.
Thanks a lot for thinking of these issues. If I remember correctly,
the initial idea was to have all the configuration stuff inside the CP
and having "links" from other parts of the shell to these options.
Part of the rationale is that the CP's UI scales quite a bit in terms
of space and is "Advanced" stuff, so if people need to access it early
and often, we have some problem to solve in the generic UX.
> Christoph Derndorfer
> co-editor, olpcnews
> url: www.olpcnews.com
> e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com
> Sugar-devel mailing list
> Sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org
More information about the Sugar-devel