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.
It turns out that this patch does not really fix #2064, but it doesn't hurt either.
Three or more mesh icons were being added after every suspend/resume.
Quite surprising behavior: removing a bundle from the journal would uninstall activity too.
These two help make registration to schoolserver less painful.
Add frame and journal keybindings to F5/F6 (for XO1.5-HS)
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.
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.
This is sl#2074. Merged after a very long struggle.
A variation of this went upstream. Formadores like this feature very much.
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.
This one seems to have fallen through the cracks. Need to resubmit.
Review stuck in sl#1876.
Reviewed on sugar-devel, should be merged. Someone should ping Quozl.
Works, but Quozl posted a better counter-patch. Merge that one.
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.
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.
Better-than-nothing patch, but the real fix would require a gettext kludge in the code (see http://bugs.python.org/issue2504 )
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.
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
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
This is a backend for the new Sugar activity updater, implementing the olpc microformat protocol which is used by several deployments.
Improves diagnostic messages for GSM dongles.
Walter's XO-1 touchpad control panel. It would be nice to add a global shortcut such as alt-shift-T.
Should be merged.
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.
Several alternatives have been suggested on the list, but nobody implemented them, so this one still stands.
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.
We had to temporarily exclude these because sugar-settings-manager does not play well with xulrunner in F11.
This is a companion patch of a fix sugar-settings-manager which has already landed in git. It's needed by xulrunner (Browse).
This is only required on the XO. We should really autodetect this.
Disabled and obsolete patches
Erikos came up with a better fix in sl#1948. Should test it.
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.
Requested by the Waveplace folks. This should be dropped once we get the proper fix for sl#1719 (see above).
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)
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.
This isn't strictly needed on 0.88, but it's confusing