Ticket #3212 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Consider unifying Read and Web

Reported by: ssb22 Owned by: jg
Priority: normal Milestone: Not Triaged
Component: distro Version:
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Action Needed: Verified: no
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It may be confusing that, to access OLPC Library, one must use Web rather than Read (if one opens the Read activity and tries to go into the Library directory, one sees a lot of apparently-empty directories because they don't contain files in formats supported by the Read activity).

Can't the reader be moved into the web browser as a plug-in and the two activities combined? or perhaps Read launches the web browser pointing to the library whereas Web points to some outside home page, thus clearly exposing the difference between reading ON the laptop and reading OFF the laptop, rather than introducing a confusing difference in supported formats (why should the child have to care that PDF books will be in Read and HTML books will be in Web)

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by jg

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to invalid

This suggestion has been made before, and rejected. I forget which trac number it's filed as.

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