[Sugar-devel] F11-0.88 unmerged patches summary
bernie at codewiz.org
Tue Jun 29 21:57:02 EDT 2010
Here's an executive summary of all outstanding patches in my queue:
Most of these have already been submitted to sugar-devel@ or attached
to tickets in bugs.sugarlabs.org.
Some of these patches have outstanding quality issues, but all of
them have been integrated and tested for a while in F11-0.88 and together
contribute to a better Sugar experience.
== Bugfixes ==
These have been ack'd by Alsroot. Do we also need Erikos' approval?
The review has been swamped by a design discussion. It's not clear what Anish
should do to pass review.
This patch has a corner case in which it fails to update the activity
name, but I think it's still a little better than the current behavior.
See ticket for details.
This is a companion patch of a fix sugar-settings-manager which has
already landed in git. It's needed by xulrunner (Browse).
Works, but James Cameron's posted a better counter-patch. Merge that one.
Requested by the Waveplace folks. Please merge.
The approach to comoute the column width is wrong, but it produces better
results than the current fixed number of columns. So, for now, I'm keeping it
All the above have no issues to my knowledge and should be merged.
Better-than-nothing patch, but the real fix would require a gettext
kludge in the code (see http://bugs.python.org/issue2504 )
== Minor bugfixes ==
Reviewed on sugar-devel, should be merged.
Patch is in comment 2 of the ticket. It has been overlooked becuase
the ticket had also an attachment.
Should be merged.
== New Features ==
There are concerns about restore deleting new entries since the
last backup. I agree, but since nobody seems to have the time to
implement and test a more sophisticated procedure, at this time
this is the best restore feature we have for Sugar.
== Cleanups ==
The incomplete design and implementation of MANIFEST files has been laying
around for 3 years. We can choose to clean it up now, or let it bitrot for
another 3 years.
== Experimental patches ==
This is only required on the XO. We should really autodetect this.
Not yet reviewed on sugar-devel at . Not even tested by us yet.
Walter's XO-1 touchpad control panel. For me, it could already go in, but it
would be nice to add a global shortcut such as alt-shift-t, and maybe move the
functionality to a frame icon, for fast switching.
Several alternatives have been suggested on the list, but nobody implemented
them, so this one still stands.
This change has been at the center of a huge design / UX / testing flame war a
while ago. I've merged it to observe user reactions, so
hopefully we can have a polite discussion based on some real data.
We no longer need this feature since we decided to disable Gnome, but other
deployments may find it useful. (but journal crashes when you drop files on
== Patches with outstanding issues ==
Andres' series for sorting the journal by size. There's an outstanding
problem with ctime being an integer rather than a string, as expected
by Etoys. Andres is working on a fix.
We had to temporarily exclude these because sugar-settings-manager does
not yet work well on F11-0.88.
== Obsolete patches ==
This patch set has been replaced by Tincho's Journal-based backup/restore
functionality. Keeping these patches around in case someone else prefers
the control panel UI.
// Bernie Innocenti - http://codewiz.org/
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