Features/Peer to Peer Objects Sharing

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Summary

Share sugar objects in Peer-to-Peer manner.

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Current status

  • Targeted release: 0.88
  • Last updated: Thu Jul 9 01:18:29 UTC 2009
  • Percentage of completion: 0%

Detailed Description

Let users share their Journal objects with other users. The key difference from the "Send to" feature is that target users can browse shared objects without downloading them.

There could be several designs:

  • One set of shared objects
    User can mark any object in Journal as a "shared" object, so other users can choose "Browse shared objects" option from buddy context menu in Neighborhood view and browse/download all shared objects (how, in what window?)
  • Collections
    A superset of first option - collections of objects. In fact it relates to Activities/Library. User creates a collection of objects(they are "stored" in some way in Library object), later user shares this object, opening this object by other user means opening shared Library object (with list of shared objects).

Having collections makes sense in "local" mode as well - user can have several collections for local purposes, e.g., "My favorite books", etc. see Features/Object Collections.

Benefit to Sugar

Make changing of objects between users more friendly.

Scope

It affects Journal code in Sugar package, adds new activity for <0.86 releases.

How To Test

In progress..

User Experience

In progress

Dependencies

For >=0.86, all functionality will come from Sugar package, for <0.86 it will be packaged in an activity.

Contingency Plan

None necessary, revert to previous release behaviour.

Documentation

None other than this page.

Release Notes

In progress..

Comments and Discussion