Allowing an activity to be launched multiple times in parallel

Gary C Martin gary at
Wed Oct 29 22:41:21 EDT 2008

On 30 Oct 2008, at 00:06, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote:

> 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.)
> Please use 8.2.0.  This problem has been resolved in 8.2.0, by  
> making each
> Activity launch take over the screen immediately.  In 8.2.0, users  
> can see
> immediately that their click was registered, and cannot easily launch
> another instance until the current one finishes loading.


Also the future feature where the Home view resumes activities by  
default will have another large impact here. We should find a lot less  
'noise' getting added to the Journal (make things easier to find).  
Though this will come with an increased risk of children un- 
intentionally re-editing previous works, perhaps a future datastore/ 
Journal with some level of version control (as has been discussed)  
will solve that case if it does become an issue.


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