[Sugar-devel] [ANNOUNCE] Design meeting Monday July 23rd 2012 - 14:30 UTC 1hr

Gary Martin garycmartin at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 19 19:09:39 EDT 2012

Hi Daniel,

On 19 Jul 2012, at 23:37, S. Daniel Francis wrote:

> 2012/7/19 Gary Martin <garycmartin at googlemail.com>:
>> ==== Provisional agenda ====
>> * Journal multi-select
> I have School at 14:30 UTC, so I tell now my position about the
> Journal multi-select implementation.

Thanks, noted, the Monday time is just test to see who can make which times, looks like we'll need to have the Design Meeting on two different days and times so everyone interested can make it to some meetings.

> The function is very useful here in Uruguay, it's necessary in Sugar.
> But I think the UI implementation isn't the best. It has two toggle
> cell renderers one next to the other (I consider the star a toggle
> cell). A better way would be use the TreeSelection.

Could you describe a little more what you mean by TreeSelection, I do not quite follow. I'm also not so keen on all the check boxed always cluttering up the view, one way to resolve this could be to have a button in the toolbar that switches to multi select mode (only then revealing all the check boxes). Apple designs use this extensively, they support list views that have an 'Edit' button in the toolbar, when you tap 'Edit' check boxes appear next to all list items and you get to make a multi selection, and usually a new toolbar appears with things like 'Delete' 'Move' for group actions.

> But if the agreed
> implemented interface is with CheckBoxes, I would suggest to move the
> ToogleStar to the right, with the following organization.
> [[Checker] [Icon] . [Buddies] . . . . . [Last modified] [Star] (>)]

Thanks for the feedback, we'll likely continue the discussion here in this mail thread for a while even after this Mondays meeting.


> Cheers.
> -danielf

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