I think some simplistic automatic collaboration being built into Sugar, has
been discussed, possibly even prototyped.
Just a matter of engineering motivation/time perhaps.
-Wade

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 6:30 PM, Carol Farlow Lerche <c...@msbit.com> 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.
>
> 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/mathactivity.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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