[Etoys] Finding projects

Korakurider korakurider at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 21:53:48 EDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 11:30 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> 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
>        http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/4550
> 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.
   Just curious, do you think it will work for typical etoys projects by kids?
   I have seen too many artifacts that contains bunch of sketches (typical Etoy)
   that name are not meaningful :-)

> 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).


> Ideas?
> - Bert -
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