[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Coloring of entries on storage device

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Mon Dec 6 07:57:46 EST 2010

On 12/06/2010 01:50 PM, Gary Martin wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> On 6 Dec 2010, at 12:20, Simon Schampijer<simon at schampijer.de>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> when I have been working on [1] I found that Sugar 0.82 and>= 0.84 behave differently when coloring the items on a storage device.
>> In 0.82 when you copied a Journal entry to the device, the entries on the device did have the color of the creator of the entries. Other files on the stick were shown in black and white. When you did then insert the device into another machine you could distinguish the entries on the device by the color.
>> As of today, in>= 0.84 all the entries in the device are in the same color, that of the owner of the Journal it is plugged into.
>> As the color is an indication of ownership I tend to prefer the way it was handled in 0.82. Comments, ideas?
> Yes absolutely, I think loosing colour when transferring to an external device was purely an implementation regression, not a design choice, as 0.84 had no other way to store Sugar metadata outside of its datastore.
> Regards,
> --Gary

Hi Gary,

yes, the new scheme for handling metadata brings the information back. 
My question was, if we agree that all the entries on the device that 
have no metadata should be just black and white like in [1]?


[1] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/File:Journal_Entries.png

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