On Monday 02 February 2009 21:30:46 Carol Farlow Lerche wrote:
> I'm guessing someone has already suggested this on some list or other, but
> in my experience kids like to watch over each other's shoulder, and a
> default collaboration of "everyone watches, one person types" vnc would in
> my opinion be the 80 of a collaboration 80-20 rule.  I think this ought to
> be implemented in the sugar infrastructure, and then let activities that
> have an obvious extended collaboration (such as two person games or shared
> authorship documents) do something more.

Please take a look at Chris Ball's recent work on MPX over VNC: 
http://blog.printf.net/articles/2009/01/26/multi-pointer-remote-desktop

> 2009/2/2 Wade Brainerd <wad...@gmail.com>
>
> > There might be something in the Sugar Almanac, see
> > http://sugarlabs.org/go/ActivityTeam/Resources for a link.
> >
> > Alternately, an example of how to disable sharing is here:
> >
> >
> > http://git.sugarlabs.org/projects/math/repos/mainline/blobs/master/mathac
> >tivity.py#line75
> >
> > Note to Sugar toolkit guys, I'd love to have a formal API to indicate
> > "collaboration not supported".
> >
> > Best,
> > Wade
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 6:10 PM, James Simmons 
<jim.simm...@walgreens.com>wrote:
> >> First, I want to praise whoever put together the Sugar packages for
> >> Fedora 10.  After struggling with Xubuntu and with sugar-jhbuild on
> >> openSUSE I finally have a sugar test environment where everything seems
> >> to work!  It was well worth wiping out my openSUSE install and starting
> >> over with a new distribution.  I'll probably do the same to my Xubuntu
> >> box eventually.
> >>
> >> Second, now that I have this I want to perfect collaboration on my two
> >> Activities, Read Etexts and View Slides.  Unfortunately, I am convinced
> >> that collaboration in View Slides that involves sending large Zip
> >> archives over the network is not and never will be practical.  What I'm
> >> thinking about now is making the person "sharing" a slide show see only
> >> the image being viewed on the XO that has the full presentation.  The
> >> master XO would page through the slides and those sharing would follow
> >> along.  I'm not sure that's practical, either.
> >>
> >> While I'm figuring this out, what I'd really like to do is release a
> >> version of View Slides that has no collaboration at all.  This would
> >> mean hiding the control on the Activity toolbar that supports
> >> collaboration.  When I figure out something intelligent to do with
> >> collaboration I'll restore it.  Is this possible, and how would I go
> >> about doing it?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> James Simmons
> >>
> >>
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