[sugar] Wrapping Sugar activities for other desktops

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 08:21:00 EST 2008

On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 5:00 AM, Marco Pesenti Gritti <mpgritti at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sounds good, it's on the list of the things I'd really like to do but
> I'm too swamped to put focus on :(

Ah, great to hear I'm not so lost in the woods!

>>  - journal behaviour - though it might be relatively simple
> Not sure about this one... Do we want to make a journal activity
> available or to provide compatibility with posix?

Well, our journal use model says that the document is picked before
the app is called, so if we support

 $ sugar-wrapper Write.xo mydocument.rtf

then we're done. (Again, I might be extraordinarily naive about this :-) ).

>>  - naming documents that the user hasn't named explicitly
> Depends on what we want to do for the previous point.

We can keep this part super-simple

 - save to a predefined directory
 - add something unique (timestamp? random string?) to the generic
name if the user hasn't put a name in

WRT random strings, one thing I've done in the past is to have a
dictionary of "safe" words in the local language. Names of fruits,
colours, simple nouns and adjectives, etc. And grab from there instead
of using a fullblown random string.

It is still random, but enormously more user-friendly :-)

>>  - the initial steps of sharing a collaborative activity
>> (announcement, invites, etc)
> Maybe make the mesh view available as a standalone application?

Yeah - perhaps something that looks and smells a lot like an IM window
+ desktop panel widget that knows how to blink and jump when you get
an invite... >-<


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