[Testing] Random observations with joyride-2225 and latest activities

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net
Wed Jul 30 12:22:34 EDT 2008

Sound like quite good points to me, can you make sure we have proper
tickets for those?

Thanks a lot,


On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 2:26 AM, Christoph Derndorfer
<e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been running joyride-2225 with what I believe to be the latest
> versions (as per the update software functionality of the
> sugar-control-panel) of some core activities. In the past half hour I
> have stumbled across some issues that I haven't seen mentioned anywhere
> else so I thought I'd share them:
> a) Record: using v56 the activity starts up fine, the display shows
> whatever the camera is capturing, I can go into fullscreen-mode, switch
> to different tabs, etc. However once I press the "capture"-button the
> whole thing basically freezes, sometimes I was still able to move the
> mouse but clicking wouldn't have any impact, at other times Sugar
> completely froze and I had to do a hard reset of the XO.
> b) TurtleArt: v7 is missing an "l" in the activity title so we're
> looking at "TurteArt"
> c) Read: This activity is only useful if started by clicking on a file
> with a mime-type that's associated to read. However it still shows up in
> the list view of the home-view even though you actually can't do
> anything with it once you start it. The activity.info file has the
> "show_launcher" property to define that behavior, not sure whether in
> this case it's simply set wrongly in the read .info or whether the
> list-view presently ignores this attribute.
> Another odd issue is that when you open read from the list / favorites
> view and you then want to close it you're presented with a "keep error"
> message which seems quite useless considering the fact that no activity
> / file was actually resumed. Again, not sure whether that's an issue
> with read or the underlying Journal structure.
> d) Brightness adjustment: up to 708 and most earlier joyrides that I
> have used in the past weeks allowed you to immediatly turn of the
> backlight by pressing ctrl + reduce brightness button. With joyride-2225
> this doesn't work anymore.
> Let me know what you think.
> Cheers,
> Christoph
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