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===Changing the version number===
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The Home view, List view shows the version number of all the installed Activities. The version number discriminates between older and newer versions of an Activity. It is used to tell if you are using the latest version. Sometimes the latest version has a bug and you want to go back to an earlier known good version.
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Look in your Home view List view and you will see that testgtk2 is version 1. To alter the version number, edit activity.info line 6 which shows the activity_version=1 , change it to 2.
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===Installing your Activity on another computer===
 
===Installing your Activity on another computer===

Revision as of 00:32, 27 March 2014

Download from http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4058

Develop allows you to edit existing Activities or create new ones. It allows the viewing and editing of multiple files and gives easy access to error logs. It includes templates for a number of sample Hello World Activities.

Develop open screen.jpeg

The main screen is shown below. In this case, a new Activity called testgtk2 has been created from the gtk2 "Hello World" template. The left pane shows the files and directories that comprise the Activity and the right pane shows the contents of its main file, activity.py

Screenshot of Develop testgtk2 .png

From left to right, the toolbar buttons have the following functions

Home

  • the title of the project
  • edit the Journal description
  • sharing (disabled)
  • create a bundle, use the bundle to install your Activity on other laptops

Edit

  • copy
  • paste

Search

Show source

  • the left hand pane shows the files and directories that comprise your Activity

Show file symbols

  • the left hand pane shows the classes, functions and variables in the file on the right

Show log files

  • shows the log files which contain error messages from running your Activity

Create an empty file

  • your Activity already comprises a number of files, this adds an additional empty file

Remove file

  • deletes the most recently viewed file, the one displayed in the right pane

Run activity

  • runs your activity

Stop

  • quits the Develop Activity

Tutorial - creating your Activity

Open Develop, start new

Develop-start-new.jpeg

Create a new Activity

Select the type Gtk2

Name the Activity testgtk2

Start

Press the Run activity button on the toolbar, your testgtk2 Activity will run, it prints Hello World!. (If you look at your Home screen you have a new Activity called testgtk2.)

Stop testgtk2 and return to Develop. Edit line 70 of activity.py, "Hello World!", change this text but be careful only to change the text within the quotation marks. Press the Run activity button, the Activity now displays the new text.

Changing the icon

Shown in the left hand pane is the directory activity with a triangle next to it pointing right. Click on it to see its contents, open activity-helloworld.svg

Develop-left-pane.jpg

Line 11 defines the circle of the world in the icon. Change stroke-width to "6.5". You need to restart the laptop to see the changes, the circle is now thicker. Altered-icon.jpg

Changing the version number

The Home view, List view shows the version number of all the installed Activities. The version number discriminates between older and newer versions of an Activity. It is used to tell if you are using the latest version. Sometimes the latest version has a bug and you want to go back to an earlier known good version.

Look in your Home view List view and you will see that testgtk2 is version 1. To alter the version number, edit activity.info line 6 which shows the activity_version=1 , change it to 2.

You may need to restart the laptop to see the changes.

Installing your Activity on another computer

Press the Create bundle button on the home toolbarSave-bundle.jpg, this creates a .xo bundle in the Journal. Copy this to another laptop to install your Activity.

Going further

For more on making Sugar Activities see the ebook http://en.flossmanuals.net/make-your-own-sugar-activities/

For editing icons use Inkscape http://www.inkscape.org

Videos

This video shows a very early version of Develop:

I don't know much about this activity but here's my over the shoulder view of the activity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmXDw-Z2CSI --Dennis Daniels 17:33, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Resources