Allowing an activity to be launched multiple times in parallel
david at lang.hm
david at lang.hm
Wed Oct 29 19:59:48 EDT 2008
On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Carol Hussein Lerche wrote:
> I think this is an example of behavior that should be configurable. Young
> children are impatient and try to launch activities multiple times when the
> XO exhibits slow response (see the feedback from various field workers,
> including the letter from my daughter the kindergarten teacher last April.)
> So perhaps there should be a setting that chooses behaviors suitable for a
> young child as distinct from older children and adults. Are there frequent
> occasions where multiple instances of the same activity are needed? or is
> this an "advanced" behavior?
the right fix for this is to speed up the starting, not to force someone
to 'unlock' their system to view two web pages.
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 3:59 PM, Erik Garrison <erik at laptop.org> wrote:
>> I think we should not run the activity if it's already running. But
>> there are cases such as when I'm running Browse, in which I have
>> multiple sessions open. Or sessions of paint. It's complicated and
>> probably should be left up to the user. Someone might want to run two
>> of anything.
>> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 03:31:29PM -0700, Asheesh Laroia wrote:
>>> I have a general sugar UI question: My activity, "License", a simple
>>> book reader <http://wiki.laptop.org/go/License> that has a license
>>> aspect to it, can be launched multiple times if clicked multiple times
>>> from the activity launcher.
>>> To me, that seems silly. Is it normal for Sugar activities to be able to
>>> be launched multiple times like this?
>>> I'm interested in a discussion and hearing what current best practices
>>> seen as. I haven't had a lot of time to work on the activity, but I want
>>> to set a few things straight. (I'm also generally very interested in
>>> with this activity!)
>>> -- Asheesh.
>>> [ ] DOGBERT
>>> [ 2 ] RICHARD STALLMAN
>>> [ 3 ] BUFFY SUMMERS
>>> [ 1 ] MANOJ SRIVASTAVA
>>> [ 4 ] NONE of the above
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