Features/Display section for control panel

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This is an enhancement to the Control Panel that enables the section of an external display on non-OLPC XO hardware.


Current status

  • Targeted release: (0.90)
  • Last updated: (06 June 2010)
  • Percentage of completion: 0%

This feature is being tracked in Ticket XXXX.

Benefit to Sugar

There are times when you would like to be able to attach a projector to your Sugar presentation. It would be convenient to be able to do this through the control panel rather than from the command line.


To implement this feature:

  • a new icons were added to share/icons/sugar/scalable/devices:
  • a new section was added to sugar/extensions/cpsection
  • a new icon was added to sugar/data/icons

How To Test

Features/Display section for control panel/Testing

User Experience

When a projector is available, it is great to be able to take advantage of it. This will make it easy for a teacher unfamiliar with the command line and xrandr to enable VGA out.

Note that the section only will appear on non-XO hardware. There is no change to user experience with Sugar on XO platforms.


No additional dependencies are required to implement this feature.

Contingency Plan

None necessary, revert to previous release behavior.


Release Notes


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.

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