0.96/Feature List

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Features for 0.96

These features have been accepted by the Release Manager for the Sugar 0.96 Release.

Owner Complete Name Summary Updated
Gonzalo Odiard 100% Evince Introspection Bindings The pygtk bindings used until F14 to use the evince backend in Read activity, are no longer present in F16. We need use the new gi based bindings. 31-Jan-2012
Manuel Quiñones and Simon Schampijer 80% Port Browse to use WebKit through introspection Browse and related components are switching to WebKit as its back-end technology provider. 31-Jan-2012
Simon Schampijer 35% (the sugar-toolkit and sugar-artwork port will count as 50% when finished) GTK3 Sugar needs to rebase itself on new generations of its key underlying technologies: GTK+ 3 and PyGObject Introspection. 31-Jan-2012
Gonzalo Odiard 100% Global Text to Speech When the user press Alt+Shift+S the currently selected text should be said by the computer. 31-Jan-2012
Walter Bender 100% Write to Journal anytime Replacement for the Naming Alert that lets you write to the Journal at any time while working on an activity. 12-Jan-2012

Deferred Features to 0.98

These features have been proposed for the Sugar 0.96 Release cycle and await approval.

Owner Name Summary
Gonzalo Odiard Multi-selection Enable operation on multiple selected entries in the Journal.
Simon Schampijer Transfer to many This Feature will allow to transfer a Journal item to more than one person at the same time.
Simon Schampijer Can share This feature will make it clearer if an activity can collaborate or not.
Simon Schampijer Display Device A frame device to control the display. The idea is to add their an option to change the brightness and to take a screenshot. Both actions are only available via the keyboard as of today.
Walter Bender Activity specific metadata in Journal The idea is to record metadata related to the use of an activity and display it in the detail view of the Journal. (reasoning for deferring)
Sascha Silbe, Anish Mangal, Aleksey Lim Proxy Settings To add a section in the Control Panel that allows the user to configure network proxy settings.


Proposed Features for 0.96

These features have been proposed for the Sugar 0.96 Release cycle and await approval.

Owner Name Summary Take
Gonzalo Odiard Global Text to Speech When the user press Alt+Shift+S the currently selected text should be said by the computer. yes
Walter Bender Write to Journal anytime Replacement for the Naming Alert that lets you write to the Journal at any time while working on an activity. yes
Gonzalo Odiard Journal data tagged private or public Provide a way to identify Journal entries as private for the owner or public.
Walter Bender Multiple Home Views Option to have different collections of activities on the Home View for formal (classroom) and informal (home) use.
Walter Bender Thumbs View in Journal Thumbs view plugin for Journal.
Walter Bender Background image on Home View Add the ability to set a background image to the Home View.
Walter Bender Journal Volume Toolbar enhancement The VolumesToolbar class in volumetoolbar.py should be extended so that Sugar activities can "mount" directories containing example projects, e.g., the samples subdirectory in Turtle Art. Thus samples will be available through the Sugar Chooser rather than having to use the GNOME file chooser.
Walter Bender Activity specific metadata in Journal The idea is to record metadata related to the use of an activity and display it in the detail view of the Journal. yes
Sebastian Silva Statistics gathering To gather usage statistics in separate logs from error logs (up to a storage limit). The software improvement process requires usage statistics data to learn from our users.
Anish Mangal, Aleksey Lim Proxy Settings To add a section in the Control Panel that allows the user to configure network proxy settings. yes

Feature Process

  • The process for adding, proposing, and accepting new features into Sugar is on the Features/Policy page.
  • The deadline for proposing and completing new features is the Feature Freeze on the 0.96/Roadmap
  • Feature pages in process but not targeted for a particular release can be found in Category:Feature Page Incomplete