Opened 11 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#2407 closed defect (obsolete)

Process to open backup files should be smoother

Reported by: sridhar Owned by: sascha_silbe
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Restore Version: Unspecified
Severity: Unspecified Keywords:
Cc: sridhar Distribution/OS: OLPC
Bug Status: Unconfirmed

Description

Comment from OLPC-NZ testing team:

Restore: opened activity and it says "no bundle selected. please close this activity and choose a bundle to restore from the journal"
Tried to click on the file on the usb that says it is the journal backup for this laptop - it seems to open the restore activity but hard to tell as not labelled as such in the frame
found a restore journal button in the activity, clicked it and get the message "restoring journal from
/home/olpc/.sugar/default/data/" a whole lot of numbers then ".xmj"

  • that file location is not the usb drive, so we assume that opening the file on the usb is actually copying it to the journal

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by sascha_silbe

  • Owner changed from silbe to sascha_silbe
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ description ; follow-up: Changed 10 years ago by sascha_silbe

Replying to sridhar:

Comment from OLPC-NZ testing team:

Restore: opened activity and it says "no bundle selected. please close this activity and choose a bundle to restore from the journal"
Tried to click on the file on the usb that says it is the journal backup for this laptop - it seems to open the restore activity but hard to tell as not labelled as such in the frame

Can you include a screenshot and exact information about the build this happened in, please? During all my tests Restore was named in the Frame. Sugar 0.82 shows just the name of the bundle (e.g. "Journal backup of Sascha Silbe (XO-1) (CSNxxxxxxx) on 25.02", more recent versions of Sugar show the name of the activity (i.e. "Restore") as well.

found a restore journal button in the activity, clicked it and get the message "restoring journal from
/home/olpc/.sugar/default/data/" a whole lot of numbers then ".xmj"

  • that file location is not the usb drive, so we assume that opening the file on the usb is actually copying it to the journal

Yes, Sugar will copy entries from external media to the Journal before resuming them. There's no way for an activity to opt out of this.

Version 5 contains minimal on-screen instructions. More complete instructions are planned (#2372); help with this would be appreciated.

Thanks for testing and reporting issues!

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by sridhar

We only really need this activity to be launched when a backup file in the journal is clicked. We don't need to launch it separately.

Should we set the launcher to be hidden? That is, put

show_launcher = no

in activity.info.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by sridhar

On second thought, if we hide the activity launcher users might get confused about where it has gone after they have installed it.

The minimal on-screen instructions are clear enough that you need to click on the bundle in the journal. Longer term, it might be nice to have an object chooser to pick the file to restore.

On XO-AU OS 10.1.3-au2 (Sugar 0.84), the name in the frame is the name of the backup file, without the name of the activity - just as you have described.

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 10 years ago by sridhar

Replying to sascha_silbe:

Replying to sridhar:

found a restore journal button in the activity, clicked it and get the message "restoring journal from
/home/olpc/.sugar/default/data/" a whole lot of numbers then ".xmj"

  • that file location is not the usb drive, so we assume that opening the file on the usb is actually copying it to the journal

Yes, Sugar will copy entries from external media to the Journal before resuming them. There's no way for an activity to opt out of this.

I think this is the only remaining item in this issue. Feel free to rename/refocus this ticket.

Downstream reports:
https://dev.laptop.org.au/issues/119
https://dev.laptop.org.au/issues/785
https://dev.laptop.org.au/issues/784

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by godiard

  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

WE have backup/restore implemented in Sugar now. Close as obsolete

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