[ANNOUNCE] Sucrose 0.84 Release Candidate 1 (0.83.5)

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Sun Feb 15 08:09:58 EST 2009

Dear Sugar Community,

This is Release Candidate 1 for the upcoming 0.84 Release - see [1] for 
more details. Only two more weeks to go in this release cycle. Please 
test this release and report all the bugs you find that we are able to 
fix them in time. A friendly [2] will be available to triage those bugs 
accordingly and the developers can never have enough bug food. If you 
have non-bug feedback about features you can use the sugar-devel mailing 
list to share it with us.

 From a user point of view we want to highlight the following changes 
that have been made in this release:

=== Journal ===
The translation of the dates in the Journal is working now again. Please 
verify with your favorite language that this works for you. A 'Clear 
search' button has been added to the 'No matching entries' message, 
following Eben's specification. Also the space used and left is now 
displayed in the volume palette in the Journal.

==== Journal entry palette ====
The journal entry palette has seen some great improvements. We have a 
'View Details' option that brings you to the details of the entry 
directly. Also the icon for the file transfer was designed and added by 
Gary C. Martin. Furthermore you do not need to go to the detail view any 
more to select the activity you want to start or resume the entry with - 
this option is now available in the palette as well.

=== Naming Alert ===
When you stop an activity from the Frame the activity is resumed and one 
can refine the activity metadata in the Naming Alert. As well a saving 
error of the activity will not prevent one any more from closing the 
activity due to the Naming Alert.

=== Palettes ===
There were some positioning issues of the palette that got fixed. Please 
report back any issues you still find. Another palette related fix was 
that on right click on an Access Point icon we do reveal the palette as 
it is the behavior in all the other places in the UI and do not try to 
connect to the Access Point.

=== Keep error when displaying a file in Browse, Read, ImageViewer ===
This is one of my favorite fixes as this has been broken for quite a 
while. When trying to display for example an image in Browse or the 
ImageViewer there was an keep error when closing the activity.

=== Resume activity ===
Last release we added the ability to resume an activity by default 
instead of creating a new instance. The list of the available entries in 
the palette when you hover of the activity in the home view is now 
updated directly. As this is an interesting new feature, we would like 
to hear about any issues you might have with it and positive feedback of 
course as well.

=== Control Panel ===
We now hide any OLPC-specific fields on non-xo machines. For example in 
the 'About my Computer' section we display the build dependent on the 
distribution (i.e. Fedora). As the Power section was only relevant on 
the XO, it is hidden in non OLPC distributions.

=== Frame Devices ===
Right-clicking on the speaker device icon does not mute the speakers 

=== Clipboard ===
Several fixes were made to the detection of images dragged and dropped 
to the clipboard in the Frame.

Thanks everyone for your great contributions!

In behalf of the sugar community,
    Your Release Team

[1] The Sucrose Release Schedule can be found here

[2] More Info about the BugSquad at

[3] You can find more details and screenshots at


Modules that changed:

== Glucose modules==
* sugar-toolkit 0.83.6: 

* sugar 0.83.7: 

* sugar-artwork 0.83.4: 

* sugar-datastore 0.83.3: 

== Glucose news ==

=== sugar-toolkit ===
* Dates in journal are not translated {{Bug|55}}
* Keep error when displaying a file in Browse, Read, ImageViewer, etc 
* Palette positioning fixes {{Bug|298}}
* 'Resume' activity window when NamingAlert is displayed {{Bug|293}}
* Naming alert prevents activity close on keep error {{Bug|224}}

=== sugar ===

* Resume Activity list is not updated directly {{Bug|322}}
* Fix network panel on XO (Sascha Silbe) {{Bug|290}}
* Only show cp power section on xo {{Bug|320}}
* Add logout option to the buddy menu (Sayamindu) {{Bug|207}}
* Launch activity also when clicking on the palette icon {{Bug|335}}
* Use the activity icon for the 'Start new' palette item {{Bug|314}}
* Close the object chooser when the activity is closed {{Bug|329}}
* Dates in journal are not translated {{Bug|55}}
* Don't mute when right-clicking the speaker icon {{Bug|278}}
* Correctly cache the connection to the OHM service {{Bug|249}}
* Show launcher screen immediately after the user clicks to start an 
activity {{Bug|243}}
* Use documend-send icon (Gary C Martin) {{Bug|227}}
* Try harder to get an icon for a clipping
* Hide the journal activity in the home view {{Bug|87}}
* Correctly initialize the TrayIcon
* Add 'View Details' option to object palette in journal
* Translation updates
* Hide OLPC-specific fields on non-xo machines {{Bug|133}}
* Add a 'Clear search' button to 'No matching entries' message {{Bug|266}}
* Correctly detect when a query in the journal is empty {{Bug|255}}
* Avoid launching two instances of the same activity instance {{Bug|238}}
* Add start-with option to objectpalette in the journal
* Fix dnd of icons in the favorite view {{Bug|213}}
* Right click on AP should reveal palette not connect to AP {{Bug|10}}
* Display space used and left in the volume palette in the journal 
* Don't update the zoom level when a dialog window pops up
* Fix filtering the objectchooser with data types {{Bug|219}}

=== sugar-artwork ===
* Add documend-send icon (Gary C Martin) {{Bug|227}}
* Add application-x-generic as a copy of application-octet-stream {{Bug|13}}
* Add icons drive-harddisk and drive

=== sugar-datastore ===
* Rename the installed package from olpc.datastore to carquinyol
* Only try to remove the checksum dir if it already exists

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