Need Bundle activity (for handling zip files and other compressed/bundled formats)
|Reported by:||skierpage||Owned by:||marco|
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Summary: click on a .zip file in Browse, it appears in Journal but only Etoys offers to run it. Etoys can extract the zip contents to your drive but it's not integrated with the Journal or very Sugar-ized.
Steps to Reproduce:
In Browse I went to http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/121 and clicked on the compressed HTML file http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext94/nabby11h.zip.
Browse downloaded the file, I found it in Journal.
In Journal, click the zip file and hover over Resume, only Etoys would open it.
Etoys displays a blank screen with a small menu at top left overlapping its menu strip asking whether to "open in zip viewer/extract all to..."
If I choose "extract all to..." Etoys shows a file picker and I can extract to, e.g. /olpc/home. The zip file seemed to disappear from the Journal and the extracted file doesn't appear in the Journal.
Then if I'm knowledgeable about the OLPC file system I can use Browse to navigate to the uncompressed content, e.g. file:///home/olpc/nabby11h.htm
If I instead choose "open in zip viewer", Etoys shows a gadget for handling zip files with several text action boxes with illegibly tiny characters.
I'm not sure, but this doesn't seem like the best UI for handling compressed files. The Etoys zip file handling has bugs and is not in the Sugar/Journal spirit, but it's the only workaround going.
Change History (6)
comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Eben
- Owner changed from Eben to marco
- Summary changed from strange zip file handling to Need Bundle activity (for handling zip files and other compressed/bundled formats)
comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by marco
- Keywords 9.1.0:? added
- Milestone changed from FutureFeatures to 9.1.0