[Bookreader] [Sugar-devel] Book bundles and Read
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Thu Jul 23 20:01:07 EDT 2009
On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 4:44 PM, Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com> wrote:
> Journal needs to cover these features (whatever they resolve to be).
That would be handy. I would prefer a standard for /how/ to cover these
features that indivicual activities can implement though -- this could let
many people test out their own variation on user interface, various faster
or more feature-rich indexing options, &c -- without the barrier of saying
'you have to understand how to hack the Journal code to be able to work on
this cool universal organizing/finding/editing-metadata problem'.
> A combination of a Journal grid view and correctly tagging objects would
> pretty much solve the UI side; with perhaps a bundle format (maybe repurpose
> .xol) so that downloading one auto extracted to a number of tagged Journal
> entries; and the reverse perhaps being true where you select N existing
> Journal entries and "send to -> ..." causes them to be zipped up as a .xol
> and transferred as a single item.
+1. The reverse is also very useful.
> Both old and new external media support allows for
> starting an .xo Activity bundle. The Activity is installed and
> started. So you could extend the Get IA Books Activity to have a
> thumbnail view and have it check an external media device for a local
> archive format of some kind. Then just distribute a USB stick with
> Both old and new external media also support for hiding files with the
> leading "." (dot) character,
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