Infographics for 14.04

Registered by Thomas Strehl on 2013-11-07

This session will cover the next iteration of the infographic, the associated APIs, and the experience. Items that came up at the sprint include:
 * Convert to using a directory dump rather than a database
 * Installing new infographics
 * Choosing infographics

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Pete Woods
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Pete Woods on 2014-04-23
Completed by
Pete Woods on 2014-04-23

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Sprints

Whiteboard

Basic idea is to give data visualizers more freedom to create info graphics. At the same time be less restrictive on the data provider side and allow them to dump the data in a file instead of database. The data visualizers will then select the data files they're interested in, extract data and create an SVG out of it. The user can add any number of info graphics to welcome screen and swipe through those. If a data source/provider is missing, e.g. an app got uninstalled, all infographics depending on that data will be deactivated.

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Work Items

Work items for ubuntu-14.01:
[ted] Add support to upstart-app-launch for untrusted helpers: DONE
[pete-woods] Alter libusermetricsinput to write JSON files into ~/.cache directory: DONE

Dependency tree

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