[sugar] Display warnings in sugar

Greg Smith gregsmitholpc at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 20:16:42 EDT 2008

Hi Emliano,

Thanks a lot for your input and questions.

The next release is called 8.2.0 and the features in it are being slowly 
documented at:

That page is subject to change and may contain errors. However, it has 
some good links and pictures of coming GUI changes.

Take a look at that and let us know if it is close to what you need or 
if you have any suggestions or questions.

Eben's link has a lot of good info but not all the screen shots will be 
implemented in 8.2.0. Make sure to check back before assuming everything 
is in.

Let us know what is important to you, what you like and what you don't 
like. Uruguay is our biggest deployment right now so we will act as 
quickly as possible on your feedback.


Greg Smith
OLPC Product Manager

PS Lo siento que no nos conocimos cuando usted estuvo en Cambridge. 
Estoy a su servicio en qualquier que necesita.


From: "Eben Eliason" <eben.eliason at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [sugar] Display warnings in sugar
To: "Erik Garrison" <erik at laptop.org>
Cc: devel at lists.laptop.org, sugar at lists.laptop.org
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Two answers:
1.  We absolutely need stronger feedback (actually, feedback at all) for
system state, such as disk space, battery level, network failures, and other
similar issues.  This is going to be handled by the notification system,
which is in its infancy in the upcoming 8.2 release, but should mature and
actually be taken advantage of by the following one.  For more information,
see http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Designs/Frame#12.  We may later extend the
notification system so that activities, too, can notify the user when
necessary, even if they aren't presently focused.

2. We do already have some facilities in place to replace standard
"dialogs".  There is an Alert class (and a few subclasses) defined which
activities can use to show non-modal alerts and prompt for feedback.  There
are also going to be modal alerts (like the control panel, the object
chooser, and others), but I'm not sure those have been wrapped up into a
class for activities to use at this point.  Cloning code from one of those
modal alerts might be a fair short term solution in "extreme" cases (such as
running out of disk space).

- Eben

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 4:13 PM, Erik Garrison <erik at laptop.org> wrote:

 > > This is a problem that all XOs face.
 > >
 > > Ultimately we should produce a shared solution and push the fix into
 > > Sugar.  I believe there has been some discussion of this?
 > >
 > > The problem is getting that fix back out to deployed laptops may not be
 > > easy...
 > >
 > > My 2c.  Maybe the XO character in the home view could flash when
 > > something this serious is wrong.
 > >
 > > On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 04:53:00PM -0300, Emiliano Pastorino wrote:
 >> > > Hi, everyone!
 >> > >
 >> > > I was wondering if is there a way to open a popup or something 
like that
 > > in
 >> > > sugar, we want to use that or something similar to give warnings 
to the
 >> > > user, like "95% of disk space used".
 >> > >
 >> > > Thanks!
 >> > >
 >> > > --
 >> > > Emiliano Pastorino
 >> > > LATU - Plan Ceibal
 >> > > Av. Italia 6201 CP: 11500, Montevideo, Uruguay
 >> > > Tel: (598 2) 601 3724 int.: 469
 > >
 >> > > _______________________________________________

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