Features/Avoid surplus Activity launching
Don't let the user keep opening activities until the machine crashes or is driven to its knees. Make it less likely that a user who is impatient will end up opening multiple copies of an activity.
At the same time, the user should still be able to create multiple instances if they wish. Part of the idea of empowering users is that they have agency, they can use the software in whatever way they want, including "driving the system to its knees" if that is what they really want to do.
- Name: Christoph Derndorfer
- Email: christoph AT olpcnews DOT com
- Targeted release: 0.86
- Last updated: 16.07.2009
- Percentage of completion: 0%
Expand on the summary, if appropriate. A couple sentences suffices to explain the goal, but the more details you can provide the better.
Benefit to Sugar
What is the benefit to the platform? If this is a major capability update, what has changed? If this is a new feature, what capabilities does it bring? Why will Sugar become a better platform or project because of this feature?
What work do the developers have to accomplish to complete the feature in time for release? Is it a large change affecting many parts of the distribution or is it a very isolated change? What are those changes?
How To Test
This does not need to be a full-fledged document. Describe the dimensions of tests that this feature is expected to pass when it is done. If it needs to be tested with different hardware or software configurations, indicate them. The more specific you can be, the better the community testing can be.
Remember that you are writing this how to for interested testers to use to check out your feature - documenting what you do for testing is OK, but it's much better to document what *I* can do to test your feature.
A good "how to test" should answer these four questions:
- What special hardware / data / etc. is needed (if any)?
- How do I prepare my system to test this feature? What packages need to be installed, config files edited, etc.?
- What specific actions do I perform to check that the feature is working like it's supposed to?
- What are the expected results of those actions?
If this feature is noticeable by its target audience, how will their experiences change as a result? Describe what they will see or notice.
What other packages (RPMs) depend on this package? Are there changes outside the developers' control on which completion of this feature depends? In other words, completion of another feature owned by someone else and might cause you to not be able to finish on time or that you would need to coordinate? Other upstream projects like python?
Defer to 0.88
Is there upstream documentation on this feature, or notes you have written yourself? Link to that material here so other interested developers can get involved.
The Sugar Release Notes inform end-users about what is new in the release. An Example is 0.84/Notes. The release notes also help users know how to deal with platform changes such as ABIs/APIs, configuration or data file formats, or upgrade concerns. If there are any such changes involved in this feature, indicate them here. You can also link to upstream documentation if it satisfies this need. This information forms the basis of the release notes edited by the release team and shipped with the release.
Comments and Discussion
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