Opened 15 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#1156 closed enhancement (wontfix)

remove the naming dialog that appears when closing an activity

Reported by: tomeu Owned by: tomeu
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Sugar Version: Unspecified
Severity: Major Keywords: GPA
Cc: martin.langhoff, sascha_silbe Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: Unconfirmed


It is reported as being a problem in the classrooms, may be better to allow deployers to disable it. Originally reported in:

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by walter

While I suppose there is nothing wrong with adding yet another control to tweak, I would argue that we do not want to disable this "feature". Sure, it is one more thing to learn, but it serves two important purposes: (1) it helps to disambiguate items in the Journal (granted we could probably automate this in some way in the future); and (2) it presents an opportunity to write and reflect upon what you are doing. I had been trying to establish a workflow in the classroom where the students spend a few minutes reflecting on what they did at the end of each class. This is where/how they do so. It is an important aspect of the pedagogy and while, as Tomeu points out, it is easy to ignore, at the same time, it is easy to establish a habit of writing with the students.

That said, some "system" activities probably should override the prompt. No need to invoke it with Log, for example. But whereas these sorts of activities aren't typically used in the classroom, it is a low priority to disable.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by sascha_silbe

  • Cc sascha_silbe added

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by gregorio

  • Keywords GPA added

This dialog was annoying in some cases at GPA.

See: I watched a kid do this by opening the frame, clicking on the activity, waiting for the drop down, choosing stop from that, then clicking the check mark in the Name This Journal entry popup.


It does help to name the things to find them later in the journal. Just not sure how to do that without requiring names on things you don't really want to find later.


Greg S

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by tomeu

  • Milestone changed from Unspecified by Release Team to 0.88
  • Priority changed from Unspecified by Maintainer to High
  • Severity changed from Unspecified to Major
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

Too late for 0.86, feature freeze was long ago.

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by tomeu

  • Milestone changed from 0.88 to 0.90

too late for 0.88, if a deployer really needs it, maybe can land in 0.88.x after 0.88.1 :/

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

I think this has been discussed a lot on the mailing list. Hopefully we are happy with the current behavior. Something to discuss with design before opening bugs anyway.

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Milestone 0.90 deleted

Milestone 0.90 deleted

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