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This is a summary of all Sugar patches in Dextrose as of 2010-09-27. Most of these patches have been submitted to sugar-devel@ or attached to tickets. Some have already found their way upstream, others still have quality issues. All of them have been integrated and tested in Dextrose to produce a better overall Sugar environment.

Refer to the rpms directory in git for the actual patches.

See also Dextrose/TODO/Patches.

Upstreamed bug fixes

 sugar-datastore/sl2132-reduce-_FLUSH_TIMEOUT-to-5sec.patch
 sugar-datastore/sl2132-set-index_updated-flag-on-ds-shutting-down.patch
 sugar-datastore/sl2095-invert-datastore-clean-logic.patch

These plug a serious journal data loss condition that was observed repeatedly in the field.


 sugar/sl2064-always-listen-for-NameOwnerChanged-DBus-message.patch

It turns out that this patch does not really fix #2064, but it doesn't hurt either.


 sugar/fix-duplication-of-OLPC-mesh-icons.patch

Three or more mesh icons were being added after every suspend/resume.


 sugar/journal-xobundle-removal-wont-remove-installed-one.patch

Quite surprising behavior: removing a bundle from the journal would uninstall activity too.


 sugar/sl2062-catch-network-errors-when-trying-to-register-to-the-xs.patch
 sugar/sl1940-register-session-failed-fix.patch

These two help make registration to schoolserver less painful.


sugar/add-button-frame.patch

Add frame and journal keybindings to F5/F6 (for XO1.5-HS)


 sugar/indicate-inactive-state-in-mesh-device-icon.patch

Not sure how this interacts with the switch from mesh to ad-hoc, but we applied it long ago.


 sugar/restore-sugar-launch-by-bundle-id-substring-fixes-89.patch
 sugar/improve-activity-updater-icon.patch
 sugar/disconnect-icon-in-wifi-palette-1736.patch
 sugar-toolkit/use-set_toolbar_box-in-example-code.patch
 sugar-toolkit/set-default-accelerators-for-Copy-and-Paste-buttons.patch
 sugar-toolkit/sl1861-remove-unneeded-debug-logs.patch

These are not really important, but safe and nice to have.


 sugar/sl1842-journal-show-error-on-write-failure.patch
 sugar-toolkit/sl1842-notify-red-alert.patch
 sugar-toolkit/add-ErrorAlert.patch

The version that went upstream lacks the fancy red alert part. For the sake of staying closer to upstream, we could rebase Dextrose on this version. I don't particularly care.

 sugar-artwork/sugar-artwork-gtkdep.patch
 sugar-artwork/revert-to-GTK_WIDGET_IS_SENSITIVE.patch

Small build fixes.



Upstreamed new features

 sugar/sizelist-0000-cover-letter.patch
 sugar/sizelist-0001-Journal-Retrieve-filesize-from-the-datastore.patch
 sugar/sizelist-0002-Add-a-filesize-column-to-the-journal-list-model.patch
 sugar/sizelist-0003-Journaltoolbox-Add-add_separator-method-for-convenie.patch
 sugar/sizelist-0004-Add-a-ListViewButton-to-the-journal-search-toolbar.patch
 sugar/sizelist-0006-Display-the-sorting-property-in-the-last-column.patch
 sugar/sizelist-0005-Rename-the-date-column-to-sort_column.patch
 sugar/sizelist-0007-Expandedentry-Try-to-use-the-filesize-property.patch
 sugar/sizelist-0008-Implement-sorting-for-removable-devices.patch
 sugar/sizelist-0009-Add-sort-by-creation-time-option-to-the-ListViewButt.patch
 sugar/sizelist-0010-Add-ctime-property-to-the-journal-model.patch
 sugar-artwork/sizelist-0001-add-icons-for-the-sorting-options-in-the-Journal.patch
 sugar-datastore/sizelist-0002-Add-migration-code-from-DS-v0-for-the-filesize-prope.patch
 sugar-datastore/sizelist-0006-Implement-migration-from-DS-v0-for-ctime-property.patch
 sugar-datastore/sizelist-0000-cover-letter.patch
 sugar-datastore/sizelist-0005-Check-ctime-on-index-rebuild.patch
 sugar-datastore/sizelist-0004-Add-ctime-property-to-the-index-and-datastore.patch
 sugar-datastore/sizelist-0003-Check-filesize-property-on-index-rebuild.patch
 sugar-datastore/sizelist-0001-Add-filesize-property-to-the-index.patch
 sugar-datastore/sizelist-0007-Increment-CURRENT_LAYOUT_VERSION-to-trigger-an-index.patch

Andres' series for sorting the journal by file size: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/Journal_Sort THIS IS NOT A GEEK TOY! If the filesize is not exposed, users are unable to figure out how to free up space when the journal becomes full.


 sugar/sl1610-default-ad-hoc-networks.patch
 sugar-artwork/ad_hoc_artwork.patch

http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/Sugar_Adhoc_Networks


 sugar/bundle-Delete-profile-data-only-when-erased.patch
 sugar-toolkit/bundle-Delete-activities-profile-data-when-uninstall.patch

This is sl#2074. Merged after a very long struggle.


 sugar/caacupe-Protected-activities-list.patch

A variation of this went upstream. Formadores like this feature very much.


Unreviewed bugfixes

 sugar/sl1673-fix-network-disconnect-and-discard-history-v2.patch

An upstream maintainer wants this split in 4 patches and submitter is waiting for consensus, so this useful patch remains stuck in review. There's a newer patch attached to sl#1673, someone should check it out.


 sugar/fix-for-file-list-sorting-for-FAT32-formatted-flash-drives-in-journal.patch

This one seems to have fallen through the cracks. Need to resubmit.


 sugar-toolkit/sl1876.patch

Review stuck in sl#1876.


 sugar-toolkit/fix-two-trivial-shell-log-warnings.patch

Reviewed on sugar-devel, should be merged. Someone should ping Quozl.


 sugar/avoid-popping-an-empty-list-in-the-software-updater.patch

Works, but Quozl posted a better counter-patch. Merge that one.

Unsubmitted bugfixes

 sugar/jasg-register-rename.patch
 sugar/prevent-multiple-XS-icons-when-re-register.patch

After first registeration with the schoolserver, the "Register" menu item disappears. If the schoolserver gets replaced or the user changes school, there's no way to repeat the registrarion process. This patch provides a crude solution to this problem.


 sugar-artwork/journal-reindex-icon.patch
 sugar/journal-0002-reindex.patch
 sugar/journal-0003-reindex-translations.patch

The journal index sometimes gets corrupted or out of sync with data. This can happen at the hardware, filesystem or datastore level and there's not much we can do about it. This patches provide a workaround for users. No, it's not a geek toy.


 sugar/reverse-sort-order-of-activities-list.patch

Jorge or someone should post this to sugar-devel@.


Rejected new features

 sugar/backup-translations.patch
 sugar/backup-0001-Volumes-Backup-and-Restore.patch
 sugar/backup-0002-Journal-XS-backup-and-restore.patch
 sugar/backup-0005-save-lease.patch
 sugar/journal-0001-Processdialog-prerequisite-check-support.patch
 sugar-artwork/gmartin-School-Server-Icon.patch

This series implements easy backup and restore of the journal to removable media and schoolservers. It has been submitted for review, but upstream found it unacceptable for various reasons. Uruguay and Paraguay like this feature the way it is, so these patches remain off-tree.


 sugar/use-the-spanish-verb-quitar-for-unmounting-devices.patch

Better-than-nothing patch, but the real fix would require a gettext kludge in the code (see http://bugs.python.org/issue2504 )


 sugar/cpu-and-memory-resource-indicator.patch
 sugar-artwork/cpu-and-memory-indicator-icons.patch

See sl#2141. This is seen as another geek's toy, but geeks could simply cat /proc/meminfo... users really need a simple way to see why the XO isn't performing well with too many open activities.


 sugar/dynamically-set-number-of-control-panel-columns.patch

The approach to compute the column width is wrong, but it produces better results than the current fixed number of columns. So, for now, I'm keeping this better-than-nothing fix.

Unreviewed new features

 sugar/restart-option.patch

We're doing good progress in sl#1206.


Unsubmitted new features

 sugar/accessibility_0001_cp_accessibility_keyboard.patch
 sugar/accessibility_0002_magnifier_extension.patch
 sugar/accessibility_0003_cp_accessibility_contrast.patch
 sugar/accessibility_0004_cp_accessibility_mouse.patch
 sugar/accessibility_0005_cp_accessibility_capital_letters.patch
 sugar/accessibility_0006_virtualkeyboard.patch
 sugar/accessibility_0007_cp_translations.patch
 sugar/accessibility_0008_cp_show-virtualkeyboard-for-accessibility.patch
 sugar/accessibility_0009_cp_show-virtualkeyboard-for-accessibility-traslate.patch
 sugar-artwork/accessibility_0001_contrast.patch
 sugar-artwork/accessibility_0002_virtualkeyboard_icon.patch
 sugar-toolkit/accessibility_0001_style-contrast.patch

Accessibility features developed in Uruguay. These have not been submitted for review yet. http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/File:Dextrose_teclado_virtual.png

 sugar/microformat-updater.patch

This is a backend for the new Sugar activity updater, implementing the olpc microformat protocol which is used by several deployments.


 sugar/gsm-errors-palette.patch

Improves diagnostic messages for GSM dongles.


 sugar/sl2006-touchpad-device-on-frame.patch
 sugar-artwork/sl2006-icons-for-touchpad-panel.patch

Walter's XO-1 touchpad control panel. It would be nice to add a global shortcut such as alt-shift-T.


Unreviewed cleanups

sugar/simplify-the-definition-of-UpdateModel._bundles_to_check..patch

Should be merged.


sugar-toolkit/remove-incomplete-MANIFEST-support.patch

The incomplete design and implementation of MANIFEST files has been laying around for 3 years. We can choose to clean it up now, or let it bitrot for another 3 years. Posted some time ago to sugar-devel, nobody reviewed it.


Experimental Patches

 sugar-toolkit/change-keep-string-to-keep-a-copy.patch
 sugar-toolkit/keep_a_copy_translation_missing.patch

Several alternatives have been suggested on the list, but nobody implemented them, so this one still stands.


sugar-toolkit/kill-the-delayed-menus-for-good.patch

This change has been at the center of a huge design / UX / testing flame war a while ago. I've merged it to observe user reactions, so hopefully we can have a polite discussion based on some real data.


sugar-toolkit/sugar-toolkit-dont-configure-fonts.patch
sugar/sugar-enable-settings-manager.patch

We had to temporarily exclude these because sugar-settings-manager does not play well with xulrunner in F11.

sugar/add-font-dpi-schema.patch

This is a companion patch of a fix sugar-settings-manager which has already landed in git. It's needed by xulrunner (Browse).


sugar/set-default-scaling-to-100.patch

This is only required on the XO. We should really autodetect this.


Disabled and obsolete patches

sugar-toolkit/sl1948-Race-condition-with-name-widget-in-the-activ.patch

Erikos came up with a better fix in sl#1948. Should test it.


sugar/sl1814-consolidate-activity-launch-entry-point.patch

This also fixes sl#1719, which I've definitely seen happen in Dextrose. I don't know why this patch is disabled in our spec file, it should probably be retested.

sugar/click-on-journal-icons-with-a-exclusive-time-frame.patch

Requested by the Waveplace folks. This should be dropped once we get the proper fix for sl#1719 (see above).


 sugar/backup-0003-Journal-documents-volume-button.patch

We no longer need this feature since we decided to disable Gnome, other deployments may find it useful. (but journal crashes when you drop files on the icon)


 sugar/pe558-modify-volumnestoolbar-to-mount-a-directory.patch

This makes it possible to easily exchange documents with Gnome. Since we don't ship Gnome any more, we dropped this feature.h

 sugar/pe558-backup-restore-front-end-for-control-panel.patch
 sugar/pe558-add-option-to-mount-any-user-directory-to-journal.patch
 sugar/pe558-journal-management-control-panel-feature.patch

This patch series has been replaced by Tincho's Journal-based backup/restore functionality. Keeping them around in case someone else prefers the control panel UI.

 sugar/fix-name-clash-set_state.patch
This isn't strictly needed on 0.88, but it's confusing