Difference between revisions of "Features/Background image on home view"

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== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
Since we are replacing Hippo, it is relatively trivial to add a background image to the Home View. The image could be set from the Sugar control panel.
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With Sugar already ported to Gtk3, changing the background in the Home View is easier than before. The image could be set from the Sugar control panel, selecting from the backgrounds in /usr/share/backgrounds or in the Documents folder.
  
 
== Benefit to Sugar ==
 
== Benefit to Sugar ==
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== User Experience ==
 
== User Experience ==
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We need images where the icons are not confused with thebackground.
  
 
== Dependencies ==
 
== Dependencies ==
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== Documentation ==
 
== Documentation ==
  
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The actual implementation was coded by Agustin Zubiaga for the GCI contest [1]. The following improvements can be useful:
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* If there are many images to read, the control panel screen takes time to load, should be good load the images after open the section, or change the mouse cursor to show a clock.
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* Should be good monitor the change in the gconf value, and not need restart sugar to see the change in the background.
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* Should be good add a label to communicate to the user he can put images in the Documents folder to select.
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* Right now, the code try to open every file in the Documents directory. Should be good test if is one image.
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[1] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/GoogleCodeIn2012/Homeview_image
 
== Release Notes ==
 
== Release Notes ==
  
 
== Comments and Discussion ==
 
== Comments and Discussion ==
 
* See [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|discussion tab for this feature]]
 
* See [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|discussion tab for this feature]]

Revision as of 07:32, 22 March 2013


Summary

Add the ability to set a background image to the Home View.

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: 0.100
  • Last updated: 22.03.2013
  • Percentage of completion: 90%

Detailed Description

With Sugar already ported to Gtk3, changing the background in the Home View is easier than before. The image could be set from the Sugar control panel, selecting from the backgrounds in /usr/share/backgrounds or in the Documents folder.

Benefit to Sugar

Deployments could customize backgrounds for l12n purposes. Uses could customize the look of their machines. Background could add some structure to the Home View.

Scope

The changes would be to sugar/src/jarabe/desktop favoriteview.py and to the Sugar control panel

How To Test

Features/Background image on home view/Testing

User Experience

We need images where the icons are not confused with thebackground.

Dependencies

No new dependencies

Contingency Plan

Documentation

The actual implementation was coded by Agustin Zubiaga for the GCI contest [1]. The following improvements can be useful:

  • If there are many images to read, the control panel screen takes time to load, should be good load the images after open the section, or change the mouse cursor to show a clock.
  • Should be good monitor the change in the gconf value, and not need restart sugar to see the change in the background.
  • Should be good add a label to communicate to the user he can put images in the Documents folder to select.
  • Right now, the code try to open every file in the Documents directory. Should be good test if is one image.

[1] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/GoogleCodeIn2012/Homeview_image

Release Notes

Comments and Discussion