[Etoys] Finding projects

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Oct 9 10:30:26 EDT 2008

Currently, Etoys does not require entering a project name when running  
in Sugar, which makes it hard to find projects later in the Journal.

One way to improve this is to gather textual information from the  
project and put it into the metadata, see


But maybe we could also derive a more sensible project title from the  
project contents? For example, MS Word defaults to the first few words  
of text in the document as file name.

Also, we might require entering a project title for an unnamed project  
when clicking the "stop" or "keep" button. This is a slight violation  
of the Sugar interface guidelines but may be better than nothing, in  
particular if we pre-populate the entry with a meaningful name. The  
interface should be as unobtrusive as possible (better than a simple  
fill-in-the-blank popup).


- Bert -

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