The new ASLO is a ground up rewrite of the aslo to make it work better for users and developers. Check it out
- Name: Sam P.
- Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Targeted release: (maybe even before,) 0.106
- Last updated: 22/2/2014
- Percentage of completion: 85%
The new aslo is made to:
- Let developers update their activities eaisly
- Encourage a conversation between developers and users
- Let users find activities faster/eaiser
Benefit to Sugar
Right now, publishing an activity is a lot harder than it needs to be; making it eaiser gives developers more time to develop activities.
There are also issues with the current activity store. The search only works in English; typing a Spanish word into the Spanish aslo will yield no results, but an English word will work. Commenting is also a very one way thing on the old ASLO; you can post a comment but developers cant reply. You could also argue that the current ASLO is not fun, ugly and annoying to use. The new ASLO also loads a lot faster than the old ASLO as it uses new(ish) browser technologies.
The new aslo is also designed in a way to simplify hosting. There are 4 parts. The web interface is 100% static and can be run in isolation. The comments system is almost like an add on to the web interface. The bot master distributes activities to bots to host. Currently the bot master is working well on sunjammer.
There is quite a lot of code behind the new activity store. It is on github: https://github.com/samdroid-apps/aslo
The only part that is in sugar is the updater. It is merged, but must be enabled via gsettings.
How To Test
There are many ways to test.
- New website!!!!
* Fast * Real i18n! * Cooler * Feature parity with the old site
If the sugarlabs and github infrastructure are both hit by a big evil comet (or comment?) this feature may not be published :(
Be sad about the current aslo. Be rebel and only put your activities on http://www.aslo.cf and force your users to change.
Every section has a README loaded with information, so look at the git: https://github.com/samdroid-apps/aslo
Switch to the new ASLO.
Comments and Discussion
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