[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Less confusing activities list

Sam Parkinson sam.parkinson3 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 15:27:48 EST 2014

I worked on it for a little longer trying to make the star icons checkable,
but there are lots of issues in doing so. In the end I think that it is
very hard to implement and pretty worthless. Maybe a summary as a tooltip
in the traditional design would be good, I'll try. Anyway, I really think
the ticket is sort of fixed now; we now have check boxes in the journal.
Also if you would like to see a bigger fix you can check out the
sentence/expander view and the thumbnail view for the journal.

The (very messy and not PEP8) code is here:
if you don't believe me. There are some really funny errors that are caused
when you run this :)

Sam :)

On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 7:54 AM, Sam Parkinson <sam.parkinson3 at gmail.com>wrote:

> I've been working on the view for a little while now...
> I've had a big issue with palettes (right click menus) and haven't been
> able to fix it (yet).
> I had this random idea I had...
> [image: Inline image 1]
> When you right click on a icon it brings up this popup-ish thing. (This is
> only a work in progress as you can see by the tiny icon).
> I'm not really sure if this is bad or very bad, but I just thought I'd
> throw it out there. Anyway it looks very different to the journal, which
> fixes the bug.
> Also the pallet or the popup-ish thing may need to implement the staring
> because the icon view is written in a different way to the tree view.
> Sam
> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 10:29 PM, Manuel Quiñones <manuq at laptop.org>wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I was looking at bug #806 (http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/806),
>>> "Activities list view is very similar to Journal view and users delete
>>> activities instead of journal entries".
>>> I was thinking we could fix this issue by adopting an icon view for the
>>> activities list. It sort of looks a little tablety, which is good
>>> considering some of the sugar deployments are almost tablets (XO-4). Here
>>> is a prototype:
>> Whoa, this is excellent Sam!  A very great improvement.  I like Jame's
>> idea about the time. Using the time since the activity was last used is a
>> more useful information, and avoids the odd issue.  I'm not sure about the
>> need to change the top right corner icon.. this still looks like a list.
>>  But maybe a more specific icon could be an enhaccement.
>> --
>> .. manuq ..
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