User:Alsroot/trash/Frame Panels

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Summary

Treat frame as a containers(upper, left, right and bottom) for predefined or custom components i.e. having GNOME panels analog in sugar.

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: 0.88
  • Last updated: Thu Jul 9 00:36:45 UTC 2009
  • Percentage of completion: 0%

Detailed Description

The major reason is to let activities like FileShare or Chat special UI representation in shell's interface. It could be also useful if user wants fast access to some activities like Journal replacements.

Any of four panels could be stuck i.e. let user see its components all time.

Predefined components

  • rings switch
  • activities list
  • clipboard
  • users list
  • sources list
  • network component
  • notification area

Benefit to Sugar

  • let users more freedom to organize sugar shell how they want
  • provide to activity developers a way to integrate theirs activities to shell UI(useful for activities that work in background and requires some kind all-time-present indicator in UI)
  • having stable API for panel components, activity developers have more freedom and aren't stuck to core releases e.g. Network activity/component(analog of NM widget in GNOME) could support several sugar releases and previous release sugar users will benefit from last Network component.
  • previous sugar release users will benefit from last updates of predefined components as well

Scope

  • affects Journal code in sugar package

UI Design

  • all of four frame panels could be stuck
  • manage components, way to add-new/remove/move components
  • components could have shell level key shortcuts

How To Test

In progress..

User Experience

  • sugar frame as a regular GNOME panels

Dependencies

Existed glucose dependencies.

Contingency Plan

None necessary, revert to previous release behaviour.

Documentation

Release Notes

In progress..

Comments and Discussion