Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#806 new enhancement

Activities list view is very similar to Journal view and users delete activities instead of journal entries

Reported by: geirea Owned by: tomeu
Priority: Normal Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Sugar Version: 0.82.x
Severity: Major Keywords:
Cc: eben, sascha_silbe Distribution/OS: OLPC
Bug Status: New


It is reported in Uruguay that users want to delete journal entries to save space but they go to the activities list view and start deleting activities instead of journal entries. More specifically:

1) the list view is very similar to the journal view
2) the default journal entry name is the same as the activity name
3) the warning dialog (when deleting activities) is confusing, it should give a 'yes/no' option instead of 'save/delete'.

There have been reports of whole classrooms in which the laptops don't have any activity, not even Browse which makes reloading them more difficult. They believe it is a bug of Sugar's new version which adds to the confusion.

Change History (14)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by tomeu

  • Cc eben added

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by sascha_silbe

  • Cc sascha_silbe added

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by tomeu

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

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by walter

  • Milestone changed from 0.88 to 0.90

One of many Journal enhancements that hopefully will land in 0.90

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Milestone changed from 0.90 to Unspecified

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Bug Status changed from Unconfirmed to New

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by godiard

Some of these issues where solved, by example, now is possible protect activities, and that can't be deleted.

We have now a "summary" field in the file, but is not displayed in any place. Would be good add it to the activities list view.

comment:8 Changed 10 years ago by SAMdroid

Maybe we could replace the whole activity list with an icon view.
Though the list view doesn't waste too much space on an XO it looks really bad on a bigger thing.
Having the big activity icons in a grid would (look nicer and) look very different.

comment:9 Changed 10 years ago by SAMdroid

Here is a design idea...
Maybe I should mail it to sugar-devel......

comment:10 Changed 10 years ago by dnarvaez

Yeah better to send design ideas to the ml.

comment:11 Changed 10 years ago by godiard

  • Priority changed from High to Normal

comment:12 Changed 8 years ago by erilyth

Its been quite a while now, any updates? I feel this looks pretty good, we could also maybe add a small summary here if needed (for each activity).

comment:14 Changed 8 years ago by quozl

I don't like Sam's design.

I agree to remove last column; age since bundle install. It has very little use.

I like summary added, but there are activities without summary.

On displays with 16:8 aspect ratio, two or three columns could be displayed instead of one.

The favourite icons (one for each home view) might be neutral colour instead of user colour.

Still, it should be discussed in sugar-devel@ mailing list with DESIGN tag.

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