Re: [Sugar-devel] dumping datastore to another filesystem

2009-05-17 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
for months of programmer time are misguided. 2009/5/15 Sameer Verma sve...@sfsu.edu On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 5:14 AM, Carol Farlow Lerche c...@msbit.com wrote: Martin, the last disk we bought, a few days ago, was $100 and half a terabyte. I understand that you are trying to fit the XS

Re: [Sugar-devel] dumping datastore to another filesystem

2009-05-15 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
Martin, the last disk we bought, a few days ago, was $100 and half a terabyte. I understand that you are trying to fit the XS into the preexisting XO hardware, but realistically it is unlikely to be a configuration a real school could use by itself. The deployments we know about so far have

Re: [Sugar-devel] dumping datastore to another filesystem

2009-05-15 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
at 2:14 PM, Carol Farlow Lerche c...@msbit.com wrote: Martin, the last disk we bought, a few days ago, was $100 and half a terabyte. I understand that you are trying to fit the XS into the preexisting XO hardware, but realistically it is unlikely to be a configuration a real school could

Re: [Server-devel] Filtering and authentication

2009-04-27 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
I suggest this discussion be taken to iaep or some other non-technical list where educational issues are discussed. When there, we can ask questions about the widespread objectification of and violence against women in visual pornography and the educational goals it serves. Also the relative

Re: [Server-devel] ds-backup.py backup_url server check

2009-04-23 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
When the client references schoolserver, it depends on client configuration where and if it finds it. Places that can affect this lookup process are the configuration designating what is your DNS server, the configuration of your resolver (e.g. does it supply a default domain if the requested

Re: [Server-devel] ds-backup.py backup_url server check

2009-04-23 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
Check the web server error log on the XS, it might have more diagnostic info. On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 7:05 PM, Dave Bauer d...@solutiongrove.com wrote: On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 6:44 PM, Dave Bauer d...@solutiongrove.comwrote: On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 5:52 PM, Carol Farlow Lerche c

Re: [Server-devel] Problems with EjabberD setup and how to test if it's working

2009-04-18 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
Martin, et. al: In my experience one of the most fruitful additions to any system that is going to be deployed in the field and used by persons unfamiliar with the underlying technology is a prepackaged way for the user to submit a trouble report that has all the needed info (logs, config files,

Re: Announcing Fedora 11 Beta for XO

2009-04-04 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
I have made an outline for a google spreadsheet that tries to provide a checklist of information about XO compatibility for various possible distributions that an XO owner could choose to put on their hardware. Would it be appropriate for knowledgeable persons to fill out this checklist for the

Re: Announcing Fedora 11 Beta for XO

2009-04-03 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
Chris, are there release notes somewhere? On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 12:51 PM, Chris Ball c...@laptop.org wrote: Hi, Here's a build of the F11 beta release for XO: http://dev.laptop.org/~cjb/rawhide-xo/f11-beta/http://dev.laptop.org/%7Ecjb/rawhide-xo/f11-beta/ Instructions on flashing are

Re: Announcing Fedora 11 Beta for XO

2009-04-03 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
at 1:04 PM, Peter Robinson pbrobin...@gmail.com wrote: The Fedora F11 beta announcement is here http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2009-March/msg02103.html Peter On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 9:01 PM, Carol Farlow Lerche c...@msbit.com wrote: Chris, are there release notes

Re: [Server-devel] Please test - XS-0.5.2-dev01

2009-03-02 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
The idea of a separate checksum is to verify that what you have is what you expect, so the embedded checksum isn't very useful for that. On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 1:39 PM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.comwrote: On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 6:59 AM, Sameer Verma sve...@sfsu.edu wrote:

Re: [Sugar-devel] Future of Rainbow + Sugar?

2009-02-24 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
Michael, I think your work on Rainbow is very important, but I think it is a bit opaque. Perhaps you could improve your documentation and as well write a tutorial about it that would make it more apparent how much is actually implemented and what an activity can do with it. So here's an example.

Re: [Sugar-devel] Future of Rainbow + Sugar?

2009-02-24 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
Bert, Are you satisfied with the number of activity developers? Are you satisfied with the number of developers within the deployments? Have you noticed the periodic questions on the developer-oriented lists about Rainbow security and whether it is causing mysterious symptoms? I'm not, and I

Re: [Sugar-devel] Future of Rainbow + Sugar?

2009-02-24 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
Michael, I'm happy to continue this discussion off-list if you or others feel it is inappropriate to carry it on here. However, to respond to your mail: Thanks you for this detailed critique of my documentation efforts to date. One thing that I've (obviously) struggled with is understanding

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] What's going on with Text To Speech on the XO?

2009-02-17 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
Samuel -- I'd like to call your attention again to SynPhonyhttp://synphony.wiki.sourceforge.net/. We are close to a base release (probably this week) of a 44,000 word English word database that has a very rich array of information helpful to the teaching of English, especially reading. A 10,000

Re: [Sugar-devel] [PATCH] webactivity: seed the XS cookie at startup

2009-02-12 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
Martin, I want to understand what https traffic you are concerned will affect performance and caching. As far as I understand the need for https, it would only be used infrequently, when reauthenticating to the server. I.e..: 1. XO connects to Moodle without valid cookie and is redirected to

Re: Is it possible to disable sharing for an Activity?

2009-02-02 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
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

Re: Is it possible to disable sharing for an Activity?

2009-02-02 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
PM, Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com wrote: 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.comwrote

Re: keyboard handling (was Re: OLPC where to go development advice.)

2009-02-02 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
It seems that the implementations for volume and brightness keys are handled separately from the remainder of the keyboard in most laptops. I have recently been installing Linux in various older laptops, some with gnome, some with xfce, and have found the laptop special keys scripts in /etc/acpi.

Re: [Sugar-devel] Is it possible to disable sharing for an Activity?

2009-02-02 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
Gary, I've used it for many years on machines much less powerful than the XO, often for an sshable net meeting with multiple participants, and I think you might need to do a few simple things to speed it up for yourself. (Remove fancy graphic backdrop, try for a smaller palette). These things are

Re: OLPC where to go development advice.

2009-01-30 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
Here is a good current Ubuntu (Intrepid 8.10) to try with installation instructions, together with a page that collects the answers to a lot of questions that others have come up with: http://www.olpcnews.com/forum/index.php?topic=40 To install it, you will have to buy an SD card (I just put an

Re: child protection + anti-cheating

2009-01-12 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
This exists in http://italc.sourceforge.net/home.php On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 9:33 PM, Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com wrote: Something I hope will end up in Sugar someday are more classroom management tools. Maine's Apple-based classroom laptop system gives the teacher the ability to

Recording XO Camp 2

2009-01-06 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
I hope that someone is planning to record these sessions as was done at the last event. I watched all of these and found them very helpful and informative as a way to get the flavor of backstory, opinion and debate that doesn't always come through reading the lists. My personal opinion is that

Re: Fedora Desktop on XO

2009-01-06 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
Another plug for Teapot's Intrepid Ibex install if you want an easy way to try the Ubuntu XFCE out on an SD card. I think it is quite beautiful. http://www.olpcnews.com/forum/index.php?topic=4053.0 On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Erik Garrison e...@laptop.org wrote: On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at

Re: Emulating 8.2-767

2009-01-05 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
It may be feasible to do this on Fedora, but it is not yet feasible on Ubuntu. Sugar doesn't do anything interesting there because the networking is broken. (They are working on it and the problem might be solved in a test version, but it isn't feasible for someone who just wants to use standard

Re: Minutes of Power in 9.1.0 meeting

2008-12-25 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
I'm sure Birmingham or other deployments in the US will be using encrypted access. No US school system would permit an open AP. On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 2:51 AM, Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.dewrote: On 25.12.2008, at 09:19, John Gilmore wrote: along similar lines an issue I have been

Re: Minutes of Power in 9.1.0 meeting

2008-12-25 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
I have recently seen this behavior with the Gnome desktop network applet, when provisioning Ubuntu Intrepid on some old laptops donated to a school near me. What fixed my problem was making pm-utils unload/reload the madwifi atheros driver on suspend and hibernate. I think the prompt for a

Re: No surprise on memory

2008-12-18 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
After reading Belyakov's paper a few questions for the experts occurred to me: Since Linux allows multiple swap partitions, is there anything to be gained by using two -- the first, a compcache swap file and the second on flash, perhaps with Belyakov's MTD layer. First question is whether Linux

Re: No surprise on memory

2008-12-18 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
for a graceful OOM management by using something about second swap usage to be a signal to make the user pick an activity to close. On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 9:55 AM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.comwrote: On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 1:43 PM, Carol Farlow Lerche c...@msbit.com wrote: Since Linux allows

Re: Collaboration using qemu emulation

2008-12-12 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
Or run the school server on a spare machine or virtual machine. It has an ejabberd server as part of its yummy goodness. Btw without offering offense to Qemu, vmware server is free as in beer on Windows, and its networking is very easy to configure On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 3:16 AM, Bert

Re: Collaboration using qemu emulation

2008-12-12 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
Speaking of vmware, here is a source for various interesting vmware servers in a box. Perhaps they could be convinced to package ejabberd. They have a moodle package already. http://www.rpath.org/ ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

Re: spell checking in activities

2008-12-06 Thread Carol Farlow Lerche
Please provide the pointers if you would be so kind. I don't think spell checkers of either type are likely to be used for early writers. When young children are taught to write (when learning to write and read) in US classrooms, they are encouraged not to obsess over the spelling of each word.