Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-02-02 Thread Albert Cahalan
On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 4:19 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@cscott.net wrote: On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Albert Cahalan acaha...@gmail.com wrote: On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 2:50 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@cscott.net wrote: Really, the problems described here can all be solved by careful font

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-02-01 Thread Albert Cahalan
On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 2:50 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@cscott.net wrote: Really, the problems described here can all be solved by careful font selection and configuration. Fontconfig allows 'virtual fonts' which can combine the best parts of a number of font files. Please explain how this

Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Control Panel Font configuration

2010-01-30 Thread Albert Cahalan
Sayamindu Dasgupta writes: It may make sense to allow setting of the font as well. While the default Sans may be good enough for most European scripts, it may cause problems for Arabic, Asian, South Asian scripts, etc. Sans usually resolves to DejaVu Sans, etc, which often carry suboptimal

Re: [Sugar-devel] Scrollbar width

2009-12-11 Thread Albert Cahalan
It's perfectly reasonable to have a scroll bar that isn't anywhere near the edge of the screen. (scrolling a list, etc.) We must not forget this when discussing things like infinite target width. That said, at least for the common case of the scrollbar being at the edge of the screen and possibly

[Sugar-devel] two kinds of delay (was: RFC: Kill the delayed menus for good)

2009-10-20 Thread Albert Cahalan
Michael Stone writes: Good suggestion for discoverability, inadequate suggestion for fast access to the actually rather important information hidden on the secondary palettes (e.g. disk space availability, battery status, etc.) That trumps all. There are two kinds of delay. Type 1 is stuff

[Sugar-devel] ribbon, right-click, button bars (was: RFC: Kill the delayed menus for good)

2009-10-20 Thread Albert Cahalan
Eben Eliason writes: palettes, we aimed to reduce accidental invocation of them without entirely eliminating discovery by increasing the delay. ... I'm more worried about immediately revealing of all secondary actions, which pull attention from the more efficient manner in which basic

Re: [Sugar-devel] Should we care about non readers and kids with motor skill issues?

2009-10-20 Thread Albert Cahalan
Caroline Meeks writes: True. But all kids matter. Including the nonreaders, the ones going to schools that are not taught in their native language, the ones for whom reading is a struggle, the dyslectics. You don't want to keep them non-readers forever, do you? That's what happens when you

Re: [Sugar-devel] ribbon, right-click, button bars (was: RFC: Kill the delayed menus for good)

2009-10-20 Thread Albert Cahalan
On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 4:19 PM, Eben Eliason e...@laptop.org wrote: On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 4:08 PM, Albert Cahalan acaha...@gmail.com wrote: Eben Eliason writes: Another possibility would be to educate children about right click somehow. On the one hand, I think it's really important

Re: [Sugar-devel] [Bug 422302] Re: Soas-2-beta: drop-down menu on XO icon incomplete

2009-10-16 Thread Albert Cahalan
Alt-Ctrl-Backspace is supposed to make X stop, not restart. It's the XO that has a bug. (an ill-considered feature) If you screw up your laptop such that X dies or hangs at start-up, the current XO behavior will cause you pain. You'll find yourself in a restart loop, unable to repair or debug the

Re: [Sugar-devel] [Design] ColorButton

2009-09-14 Thread Albert Cahalan
Aleksey Lim writes: Another option is that picker should contain only predefined colors (and maybe one custom) by default and having click-to-close behaviour. Then if users want to make(change) custom color, they click add.. (or so) button and palette opens right panel and click on predefined

Re: [Sugar-devel] How to not make a window?

2009-08-12 Thread Albert Cahalan
Benjamin M. Schwartz writes: I am trying to create a sugar activity that wraps a simple X application. Have you tried using the sugarize code? If it fails, let me know how. You really shouldn't need Python to wrap a simple X application. ___

Re: [Sugar-devel] Deployment feedback braindump

2009-08-12 Thread Albert Cahalan
S Page writes: On Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Daniel Drakedsd at laptop.org wrote: adding an interactivity component that would be impossible to have when working with paper-based exercise books. And impossible with PDFs. No way. PDFs can be interactive in many ways. First of all, a PDF

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] New activity: Arithmetic.

2009-08-12 Thread Albert Cahalan
First of all, it's wonderful to finally see this activity. Plenty of words in the UI are not easy, starting with difficulty. :-) There doesn't seem to be any scratch space to work in, but I'm just looking at the screen shot. Can the user lay out a long division in the standard form? Can the user

Re: [Sugar-devel] How to not make a window?

2009-08-12 Thread Albert Cahalan
On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Benjamin M. Schwartzbmsch...@fas.harvard.edu wrote: Albert Cahalan wrote: Benjamin M. Schwartz writes: I am trying to create a sugar activity that wraps a simple X application. Have you tried using the sugarize code? If it fails, let me know how. You

Re: [Sugar-devel] Deployment feedback braindump

2009-08-12 Thread Albert Cahalan
On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 10:16 AM, Lucian Branesculucian.brane...@gmail.com wrote: 2009/8/12 Bernie Innocenti ber...@codewiz.org: El Wed, 12-08-2009 a las 13:28 +0100, Lucian Branescu escribió: JavaScript-in-PDF is mostly a joke and a big security risk. It's not something to be relied upon.

Re: [Sugar-devel] Activity as regular objects proposal

2009-07-28 Thread Albert Cahalan
Daniel Drake writes: Finally, I personally don't like the idea of having activities (as in applications) in the journal. The journal is for recording what the user has done. I think that **uninstalled** activities belong in the journal. An activity can be in the journal like any random data

[Sugar-devel] Google's wave protocol

2009-07-28 Thread Albert Cahalan
I just noticed this: http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/07/google-releases-wave-protocol-implementation-source-code.ars It seems to be something for collaboration, including simultaneous editing. Compatibility could be useful. ___ Sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] Planning for Weds - Tux Paint, Conozco Uruguay, Memorize with Speak

2009-07-21 Thread Albert Cahalan
Caroline Meeks writes: the 3rd graders. They are the ones who would test out these three activites. I want to check in on the current status I think it is: 1. Tux Paint - Waiting for it to save to the Journal before we let the kids use it Last I checked, the Journal interface... a.

Re: [Sugar-devel] journal concerns (was Re: Planning for Weds - Tux Paint, Conozco Uruguay, Memorize with Speak)

2009-07-21 Thread Albert Cahalan
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 4:32 AM, Tomeu Vizosoto...@sugarlabs.org wrote: On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 09:07, Albert Cahalanacaha...@gmail.com wrote: Last I checked, the Journal interface... a. required piles of custom D-BUS code (very painful to do) This hasn't been a problem for other

Re: [Sugar-devel] OT: determining memory usage of short-lived processes

2009-06-08 Thread Albert Cahalan
Sascha Silbe writes: I've examined memory usage of long running processes (i.e. daemons and applications) in the past, no problems. But for my VCS comparison I need to determine the peak memory usage of all child processes (combined), which are rather short-lived. What's the best way to do

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Journal criticism

2009-05-28 Thread Albert Cahalan
Tomeu Vizoso writes: On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 20:20, Lucian Branescu lucian.branescu at gmail.com wrote: I'm new to Sugar, so I may be horribly wrong. But to me, the Journal seems more of an annoyance than anything else. A lot of the work I see done is towards bringing back some of the

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Journal criticism

2009-05-28 Thread Albert Cahalan
Tomeu Vizoso writes: On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 04:54, forster at ozonline.com.au wrote: I am happy to expand this to the list. I have raised the journal once or twice before but mainly kept quiet not wanting to be trollish. ... The journal and sharing are probably the two central things that

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] journal criticism

2009-05-28 Thread Albert Cahalan
James Zaki writes: Understanding hierarchical file structures use the concepts of containers and recursion with no limits (except for total capacity). It is not naturally intuitive, like a tree where branches get smaller from the trunk with fruit/leaves only at the end nodes. Empirically

Re: [Sugar-devel] possible foundation for an email activity

2009-05-24 Thread Albert Cahalan
On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Carol Farlow Lerche c...@msbit.com wrote: Albert -- The page you mention (http://www.jwz.org/doc/threading.html) says I'm told this algorithm is also used in the Evolution and Balsa mail readers. Right. That's why I used to use Evolution. The threading was

Re: [Sugar-devel] possible foundation for an email activity

2009-05-23 Thread Albert Cahalan
Lucian Branescu writes: 2009/5/22 Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org: Anjal uses Webkit and the evolution backend and has a cool UI, may be interesting to see how to use that code in an activity. Evolution has a long history of eating mailboxes. When a serious bug commonly affects users and

Re: [Sugar-devel] Browse.xo performance resolution - Hulahop 200dpi vs Browse 134dpi

2009-05-16 Thread Albert Cahalan
Martin Langhoff writes: The short version of it is that canvas (and image rendering in general) is hurting lots due to the dpi being hardcoded to 134 which forces Gecko into image scaling games. Just setting layout.css.dpi to 96 makes Browse much snappier in general, and incredibly faster in

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] The User experience/interface for Printing

2009-05-04 Thread Albert Cahalan
On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 1:47 AM, Andrés Ambrois andresambr...@gmail.com wrote: On Sunday 03 May 2009 06:29:26 pm Albert Cahalan wrote: Vamsi Krishna Davuluri writes: The priority is on sending the docs to cups-pdf for conversion and then talking to Moodle for teacher review. It is a good idea

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] The User experience/interface for Printing

2009-05-04 Thread Albert Cahalan
On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Sascha Silbe sascha-ml-ui-sugar-i...@silbe.org wrote: On Mon, May 04, 2009 at 04:44:33AM -0400, Albert Cahalan wrote: Sending the docs to cups-pdf for conversion and then talking to Moodle for teacher review can be done via /usr/bin/lpr, But that would

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] The User experience/interface for Printing

2009-05-03 Thread Albert Cahalan
Vamsi Krishna Davuluri writes: So, talking to Tomeu, we agreed that for Write and Read using the gtkprint would be best as both support it as a printing API. The focus on Write and Read is short sighted and may lead to inflexible solutions. Now, the current plan is: 1) We do journal

Re: [Sugar-devel] Print support, a few issues

2009-04-26 Thread Albert Cahalan
Look, I'm running lpr and feeding it Postscript. I'm not in a position to use some Python XML RPC nonsense. ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

[Sugar-devel] 3D engine uses in a no-nonsense GUI (was: XO Gen 1.5)

2009-04-21 Thread Albert Cahalan
Christoph Derndorfer writes: I honestly can't think of a use-case for including any sort of 3D acceleration into the basic Sugar and activities. There's about a million significantly more important things that people should be working on before even thinking about 3D (IMHO). One can use a 3D