Re: [support-gang] 11.2.0 release notes ready for review

2011-07-22 Thread James Simmons
system. It is my idea of what the Journal should be like. You can check it out here: http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4291 James Simmons Journal entries, especially ones that are just metadata that an activity was used are very small amounts of data on the disk. I think

Re: [Sugar-devel] Text-to-speech on the XO 1.5 with 10.1.3

2011-02-23 Thread James Simmons
into Spanish as well. James Simmons On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 10:58 PM, Dr. Gerald Ardito gerald.ard...@gmail.com wrote: Gonzalzo, Thanks for your help with this. I can see now pasting text into Speak. And I understand about Read Ebooks. What the teachers were asking for was for the ability to have text

Re: [Sugar-devel] prevent screen rotation in a sugar activity?

2010-12-10 Thread James Simmons
on the XO screen dimensions, without rotation. Don't be that guy! James Simmons On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 4:14 PM, James Cameron qu...@laptop.org wrote: On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 04:29:31PM -0500, Erik Blankinship wrote: It is sometimes a designer's prerogative to present their work in one format

Re: [Sugar-devel] prevent screen rotation in a sugar activity?

2010-12-09 Thread James Simmons
the image I'm displaying. You might look at the code for View Slides to see how I do that (or look at Read SD Comics which does the same thing but is simpler). Screen rotation is a useful feature of the XO. Your Activity should be able to deal with it gracefully. James Simmons On Thu, Dec 9, 2010

Re: [Sugar-devel] [Alpha release] DevTutor activity

2010-11-08 Thread James Simmons
of functionality in .84, which might be the newest thing out in the field. I'll try out your Activity at home in my dev environment and let you know what I think. It sound pretty neat! Terrific job on the icon, by the way. James Simmons On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Manusheel Gupta m...@laptop.org wrote

Re: Code walk-through desired

2009-03-30 Thread James Simmons
, James Simmons Morgan Collett wrote: On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 00:31, James Simmons jim.simm...@walgreens.com wrote: As many of you already know, I have written a couple of Activities called Read Etexts and View Slides. For the most part they work pretty well, however they are written entirely

Code walk-through desired

2009-03-27 Thread James Simmons
on that in the Read Etexts page in the wiki. If anyone has suggestions on how I might implement those ideas in Python and pygtk please pass them along. The members of this list have been extremely helpful in making these Activities as good as they have become. Thanks, James Simmons

Attn: Tony Anderson--Text To Speech in Read Etexts

2009-03-16 Thread James Simmons
plugin is not generally available yet. However, if you are interested in giving it a try I can email you everything you need as attachments. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

How to prevent a shared document from downloading more than once?

2009-03-16 Thread James Simmons
it needs to download the file. I need a way for the __init__ method to realize that it doesn't need to download the file, or some other way to deal with the problem. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http

Re: How to prevent a shared document from downloading more than once?

2009-03-16 Thread James Simmons
Great, once again I'm going to be indebted to Aleksey Lim. I'll give shared.py a try as soon as I can. James Simmons Wade Brainerd wrote: I wrote a brief proposal a few weeks ago for an improvement to the collab API that might help this problem. The discussion is in http

Re: How to prevent a shared document from downloading more than once?

2009-03-16 Thread James Simmons
Simmons Gary C Martin wrote: On 16 Mar 2009, at 15:29, James Simmons wrote: It looks like my last naive question about collaboration started a discussion so notable that Walter Bender wrote about it in his blog http://walterbender.org/. Let's see what you can do with this one. Both my

Re: Collaboration test environment problem

2009-03-03 Thread James Simmons
server the next time it happens. Thanks, James Simmons Morgan Collett wrote: On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 17:46, Benjamin M. Schwartz bmsch...@fas.harvard.edu wrote: James Simmons wrote: I have two PCs running Fedora 10 and the Sugar RPMs that come with that. One of the computers runs GNOME

Screen rotation -- My two cents

2009-03-02 Thread James Simmons
think, and Yahoo Go for TV) so maybe there is a way to accomplish this on the XO as well. Or maybe I could set up a key combination to toggle the mouse pointer visibility. But how, in Python, can I hide the mouse pointer? I haven't been able to find anything on that using The Google. James

Collaboration test environment problem

2009-03-02 Thread James Simmons
-jhbuild. I can't test and develop collaboration until I get these machines to both see each other and I don't know where to begin. I'd be grateful for any suggestions. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http

Re: Collaboration test environment problem

2009-03-02 Thread James Simmons
truncated, so I don't know. I'm not exactly sure that the same users are appearing in both neighborhoods (other than the one I know is missing). I'll try and verify that tonight. James Simmons Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote: James Simmons wrote: I have two PCs running Fedora 10

I have added pootle to the committers for Read ETexts and View Slides

2009-02-27 Thread James Simmons
I'm sending this to this mailing list because I am not subscribed to Sugar Developers. Let me know if there are any problems. James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: Latest on Read Etexts and espeak

2009-02-23 Thread James Simmons
. In any case, what ever it is is not a speech-dispatcher problem and the XO should not be affected. James Simmons Tony Anderson wrote: James, I appreciate your work. It sounds like you are making great progress. As I understand the dispatcher, it acts as a daemon to allow multiple

How do I get my Activities on Pootle?

2009-02-23 Thread James Simmons
on, and none of them seemed to be Activities. With the possibility that Read Etexts may be used in Nepal I've become much more interested in getting the text strings in my Activities translated. If someone could point me in the right direction I'd be grateful. Thanks, James Simmons

Re: Guidance sought on collaboration techniques

2009-02-19 Thread James Simmons
this weekend and take it from there. Thanks again for your help. James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: Guidance sought on collaboration techniques

2009-02-19 Thread James Simmons
think that the mesh networking is a function of the wireless networking built into the XO and that two computers wired to the same router can't collaborate that way. I'd be interested to know if I'm right. Thanks, James Simmons Gary C Martin wrote: Hmm, interesting. I've had no problems here

Latest on Read Etexts and espeak

2009-02-19 Thread James Simmons
problem. I hope this doesn't mean that if we use SD on the XO then Tam Tam doesn't work. I have posted a question to the SD mailing list on this. I should have a much improved Read Etexts published in the usual place some time this weekend. Thanks, James Simmons

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 36, Issue 59

2009-02-16 Thread James Simmons
there was an keep error when closing the activity. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: etextRead activity and espeak

2009-02-16 Thread James Simmons
deserved better. So she may tolerate more hours of basement hacking than she normally does. I hope you'll try out Read Etexts with speech-dispatcher installed and let me know what you think. Thanks, James Simmons Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, The educational team at OLENepal would like a 'karaoke

Re: Guidance sought on collaboration techniques

2009-02-16 Thread James Simmons
of these machines as well. I don't have my own jabber server. How would you suggest I set up a test environment for collaboration? Thanks again, James Simmons Wade Brainerd wrote: Hey James, FYI here is the collaboration code in Colors! http://git.sugarlabs.org/projects/colors/repos

Re: Speech-dispatcher, etextRead activity and espeak

2009-02-13 Thread James Simmons
for installing SD. Thanks, James Simmons Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, The educational team at OLENepal would like a 'karaoke-style' text reader above all other activities on the XO. This is primarily for English. Looking at the activity code, it looks like the speech code

Re: etextRead activity and espeak

2009-02-12 Thread James Simmons
thought that really good support for ebooks would make the XO a Kindle-killer. It would cost less, be readable in sunlight, give you access to thousands of free books, and when you get one a kid in a foreign land gets one too. What's not to like? Sorry I can't be more encouraging, James Simmons

Re: Guidance sought on collaboration techniques

2009-02-12 Thread James Simmons
will welcome feedback on my code once I have something good enough to criticize, but I'm not there yet. Thanks, James Simmons Wade Brainerd wrote: Hey James, I can help you out with this if you want. Your collaboration design sounds fine to me. I did something similar in Colors! where certain

Guidance sought on collaboration techniques

2009-02-11 Thread James Simmons
to write the collaboration code for my Activity. I've been looking for tutorials on Telepathy on the internet and haven't found anything that looks like what I need. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http

Re: Guidance sought on collaboration techniques

2009-02-11 Thread James Simmons
of buddies and have them initiate some file transfers. Chat is already doing the first part, I think, and the Read code might be persuaded to do the second. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo

Gitorious still hanging up on me

2009-02-04 Thread James Simmons
and they look similar when I view them in my user profile, so I have to wonder if there is a problem on the server side and if anyone is trying to resolve it. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org

Re: Assembly vs. Python

2009-02-04 Thread James Simmons
of them on Python. James Simmons For teaching, remember that Knuth uses assembly. C is an awful lot closer to that than Python, and isn't the XO about teaching? Ha, ahat age group is Knuth teaching assembly to?? What level of math and science skills are they expected to have

View Slides is in git.sugarlabs.org

2009-02-03 Thread James Simmons
don't know if this is my problem or something to do with git.sugarlabs.org. If you or someone else can steer me in the right direction I'd appreciate it. James Simmons Wade Brainerd wrote: On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 6:10 PM, James Simmons jim.simm...@walgreens.com mailto:jim.simm...@walgreens.com

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

2009-02-03 Thread James Simmons
Morgan, This is *exactly* what I was looking for, thanks. As a bonus I can get rid of the keep button as well, which is of no use to me. James Simmons Morgan Collett wrote: On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 01:21, Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com wrote: There might be something in the Sugar

Is it possible to disable sharing for an Activity?

2009-02-02 Thread James Simmons
with collaboration I'll restore it. Is this possible, and how would I go about doing it? Thanks, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Problem running Sugar on openSUSE 11.1, MOSTLY fixed

2009-01-28 Thread James Simmons
to be there, though. In your email you said *some* Activities don't work, and I assumed you meant you were missing etoys. You're doing better than I am, so I have to wonder what you're doing that I am not? Finally, I'd like to thank you and the others who tried to help me with this! James Simmons

Re: Problem running Sugar on openSUSE 11.0

2009-01-27 Thread James Simmons
your zypper commands again and I'll let you know how it went. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: Problem running Sugar on openSUSE 11.0

2009-01-27 Thread James Simmons
# cleanup[2] errno # cleanup[2] _abcoll # cleanup[2] types # cleanup[2] genericpath # cleanup[2] stat # cleanup[2] warnings # cleanup[2] UserDict # cleanup[2] os.path # cleanup[2] linecache # cleanup[2] os # cleanup sys # cleanup __builtin__ # cleanup ints: 19 unfreed ints # cleanup floats Thanks, James

Re: Problem running Sugar on openSUSE 11.0

2009-01-23 Thread James Simmons
made it difficult to write and test Activities. I considered replacing openSUSE with Fedora but the Fedora live CD seems to need a lot more memory to run than I have (I have 256 meg). Thanks again, James Simmons --- Jigish Gohil wrote: On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 10:45 PM, James Simmons

Re: Problem running Sugar on openSUSE 11.0

2009-01-22 Thread James Simmons
environment on the same box very useful for testing the sharing features that all Sugar activities should support. Is there a way to run what you have created this way? Thanks again, James Simmons Jigish Gohil wrote: On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 8:33 PM, James Simmons jim.simm...@walgreens.com wrote

Re: Problem running Sugar on openSUSE 11.0

2009-01-22 Thread James Simmons
to run sugar from the command line and have it run in a window like sugar-jhbuild does? James Simmons Jigish Gohil wrote: On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 10:32 PM, James Simmons jim.simm...@walgreens.com wrote: 27, i n module import telepathy ImportError: No module named telepathy You

Re: Problem running Sugar on openSUSE 11.0

2009-01-22 Thread James Simmons
Jigish, The only thing I ignored deps on *should* have been sugar-activities. However, tonight I will uninstall both RPMs using YAST, then reinstall only sugar and see what happens. I'll let you know. James Simmons Jigish Gohil wrote: On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 10:45 PM, James Simmons

Problem running Sugar on openSUSE 11.0

2009-01-19 Thread James Simmons
is happening and how I might go about fixing it. James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

readetexts and viewslides moved to git.sugarlabs.org

2009-01-19 Thread James Simmons
, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: What's going on with Text To Speech on the XO?

2008-12-16 Thread James Simmons
-dispatcher. James Simmons Edward Cherlin wrote: Welcome back. There is significant interest from other organizations in our use of TTS with text coloring. I have just started discussions with the Doug Engelbart Foundation, Creative Commons ccLearn, Alan Kay's Viewpoints Research, and OLE about

What's going on with Text To Speech on the XO?

2008-12-11 Thread James Simmons
of that release. I'm well aware of all the other work going on with the XO and I don't kid myself that this should be a priority for anyone, but if someone could bring me up to date on what's happening with text to speech on the XO I'd be much obliged. James Simmons

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 33, Issue 54

2008-11-18 Thread James Simmons
knowing its file name. It would help if we knew what your Activity does. James Simmons Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 18:13:56 +0100 From: Aleix Palet [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Differents behaviours of my application To: devel@lists.laptop.org Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain

Re: Sugar unusable as an e-book reader

2008-10-28 Thread James Simmons
itself. James Simmons Subject: Re: Sugar unusable as an e-book reader To: devel@lists.laptop.org Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Hi James and David, I want to track additions and improvements to the XOs eBook Reader on our Feature

Re: Sugar unusable as an e-book reader

2008-10-28 Thread James Simmons
with using the Journal. An outdated screenshot showing how to do this is in the Wiki: http://wiki.laptop.org/images/1/15/ReadEtextsJournal.jpg James Simmons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: there is also the problem that since the journal doesn't let you specify what program to use to open documents

Re: Sugar unusable as an e-book reader

2008-10-27 Thread James Simmons
the Activity. I think Read does about as well for viewing PDFs as anything I've used, but looking at PDFs on a small screen is not that great. When someone gives me a PDF I tend to print it out. James Simmons the page for read_etexts doesn't say what it does that makes it better than

Re: X2o Wiki search problem

2008-08-06 Thread James Simmons
. The MediaWiki docs explain what is needed. It might be easier to rename the Activity. James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: Read Etexts problems with speech-dispatcher resolved -- mostly

2008-08-01 Thread James Simmons
own Activity. So if the author of Speak can fix that up we might be able to remove espeak without hurting anything much. I haven't tried festival myself, though. Thanks again, James Simmons Hemant Goyal wrote: Hi James, I did explore a few solutions to the problem and make the speechd API

Read Etexts problems with speech-dispatcher resolved -- mostly

2008-07-28 Thread James Simmons
for OLPC. I haven't tried them. The instructions in the wiki for installing speech-dispatcher are incorrect and out of date. I'm hoping Hemant will update these as well when he is ready. You can read more on the Activities page at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Read_Etexts James Simmons

Re: running speech-dispatcher as non-root using setuid on XO

2008-07-17 Thread James Simmons
permissions and Sugar Activities should get the benefit of your control panel with minimal work. James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: Text To Speech issues with Read Etexts Activity

2008-07-15 Thread James Simmons
containing the same code running under the Terminal. James Simmons Michael Stone wrote: On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:46:57AM -0500, James Simmons wrote: ...but after I stop Speech I can't get it to start up again. Do the activity logs contain any clues? Worse, it generally hangs

Re: Text To Speech issues with Read Etexts Activity

2008-07-15 Thread James Simmons
program did not have the issue on the same computer, but I may yet figure that out. James Simmons Hemant Goyal wrote: Hi, I had written a mail to the speechd community regarding the problems that James was facing some time back. ___ Devel

Text To Speech issues with Read Etexts Activity

2008-07-14 Thread James Simmons
. If anyone has ideas on how I can debug this or what the problem is that would be even better. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re:Recent Updates to Sugar Almanac

2008-06-16 Thread James Simmons
but metadata currently does not. I think several activities already do this. I wrote a wiki page titled Beyond Hello World that covers much the same ground as yours, but I like yours better. Thanks, James Simmons Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 17:34:43 -0400 From: Faisal Anwar [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject

Text To Speech in Read Etexts improved again

2008-06-16 Thread James Simmons
haven't needed any translations to be done. Now that's starting to change, because I've added the Speech toolbar. I'm not sure how to proceed. If anyone wants to try this out they can download it here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Read_Etexts James Simmons

Re: Text To Speech in Read Etexts improved again

2008-06-16 Thread James Simmons
could finally show my wife why I've been spending so much time in the basement programming. Thanks, James Simmons Hemant Goyal wrote: Hi Michael, The basic package is ready to use, and a few more Q/A issues as described in the bug report need to be resolved. The major Q/A issues

Re: Recent Updates to Sugar Almanac

2008-06-16 Thread James Simmons
you wouldn't do that is when you have a file in the datastore that must not be modified, as in the Read activity. James Simmons Faisal Anwar wrote: Hi James, Thanks for the feedback. I had two follow up questions for you or others who are in the know with datastore: 1. You said: 'However

Re: Recent Updates to Sugar Almanac

2008-06-16 Thread James Simmons
in there too. James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: Journal, Clipboard and activity instances vs. files (was Re: Recent Updates to Sugar Almanac)

2008-06-16 Thread James Simmons
it *does* work for kids. Meta data would be fixed so that it persisted across reboots. Journal entries would *not* be made for Activities that don't really need them (Terminal, Log Viewer, etc. The Activity would specify that it did not want to be resumeable). James Simmons Wade Brainerd

Re: Read Etexts now supports Text To Speech

2008-06-10 Thread James Simmons
. Somehow or other this needs to be adjustable. Plus I need to get pause and resume working. James Simmons Edward Cherlin wrote: Hemant Goyal is working on creating RPMs for speech-dispatcher and will be updating the instructions on the wiki. Is anybody interested in making

Re: [sugar] Activities Portal: Proposal/suggestion

2008-05-19 Thread James Simmons
) Activities it would give a better impression. The other stuff could be moved to this Future page. Statistics on downloads would be great. The Talk pages on the Wiki have given me some user feedback, but I wish I had more. James Simmons ___ Devel mailing

Re: [sugar] Activities Portal: Proposal/suggestion

2008-05-19 Thread James Simmons
Activities that seem to be abandoned (Space Wars, DOS Emulator, Spreadsheet, Calculadora, etc). James Simmons Morgan Collett wrote: On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 9:35 PM, James Simmons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: One thing that would help in the short term is to create a page listing Future Activities

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 27, Issue 108

2008-05-16 Thread James Simmons
tried: http://janimo.blogspot.com/2007/12/xubuntusugar-livecd.html I liked this one enough to install it on my hard drive, and I use it for Activity development. James Simmons Message: 9 Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 22:55:00 -0700 From: Steve Lewis [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: How do I project an XO

Re: very simple datastore reimplementation (Tomeu Vizoso)

2008-05-07 Thread James Simmons
section of the Journal. This doesn't have to be fancy. Something like one of the panes of Midnight Commander (text version) would do nicely. The current system of making everything look like a Journal entry creates false expectations. At least I had some. James Simmons

Re: Journal Suggestions

2008-04-30 Thread James Simmons
to be careful. I have had an experience where it copied a Journal entry to the SD card and ran out of disk space before the copy completed, and there was no indication of this at all, other than the fact that my Activity didn't work. I had to open the Terminal to find out what went wrong. James

Re: Document sharing issues

2008-04-22 Thread James Simmons
on another box, but have not had the opportunity to do a test that way yet.) The stream tube code I use was adapted from the core Read activity. Good luck with getting p2p working. That sounds like it would help a lot. James Simmons Guillaume Desmottes wrote: Le lundi 21 avril 2008 à 10:24 -0500

RPMs for speech-dispatcher missing python code?

2008-04-21 Thread James Simmons
speechd in my app that may not be possible. Or can I do a conditional import, something like: if speechd file exists: import speechd If you have any ideas I'd like to hear them. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

Document sharing issues

2008-04-21 Thread James Simmons
the latest is in the git repository and I have a page for View Slides linked from the OLPC Activities page. Thanks, James Simmons Morgan Collett wrote: If you get stuck with View Slides, I'll be happy to take a look. The Read activity is definitely on my list as the sharing was found to have

Re: RPMs for speech-dispatcher missing python code?

2008-04-21 Thread James Simmons
that the python stuff was missing. As for the source RPMs, wouldn't I need a C compiler on the XO to install a source RPM? Your suggestion on dealing with the import problem looks right on the money. Thanks! James Simmons Hemant Goyal wrote: Hi, Yesterday I finally got around

Re: How to use Salut?

2008-04-16 Thread James Simmons
to copy a 15 mb or so file, and my theory is that all these debug messages are slowing it down. If you can think of a better explanation I'd love to hear it. Thanks again for your help. James Simmons Guillaume Desmottes wrote: Le mardi 15 avril 2008 à 20:32 +0200, Morgan Collett a écrit

How to use Salut?

2008-04-15 Thread James Simmons
, James Simmons Morgan Collett wrote: As Tomeu pointed out you can use salut and it is the fall-back for when you cannot connect to a Jabber server. If you want to run your own server, I have posted instructions on the wiki on installing ejabberd with the required patches and configuration at http

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 26, Issue 65

2008-04-14 Thread James Simmons
I hope you'll address is the code in the Read activity for sharing. It is full of FIXME comments, yet the Wiki recommends its use as sample code. I'm stuck adapting that code for my own Activities as they are variations on the Read activity. Thanks, James Simmons Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 17

Salut based collaboration?

2008-04-14 Thread James Simmons
: SUGAR_PROFILE=2 ./sugar-jhbuild run In any case, if I could get the Salut thing working that would be *exactly* the kind of thing that I hope that Morgan would document better. Thanks, James Simmons Tomeu Vizoso wrote: On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 8:30 PM, James Simmons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: Sharing behavior in the core Read activity

2008-03-27 Thread James Simmons
that has sharing code. I'd like to be able to do the same with View Slides. James Simmons John Watlington wrote: It is a known problem that the Read activity doesn't automatically store a copy of the shared document in the Journal. Read has bigger problems. I haven't been able to get

Sharing behavior in the core Read activity

2008-03-21 Thread James Simmons
activities in my testing, so I can develop on the xubuntu machine and test on both without passing USB drives back and forth. If someone could improve my understanding of this I'd be grateful. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel

Re: Detecting MIME type of a shared file

2008-03-20 Thread James Simmons
Tomeu, The zipfile.is_zipfile(filename) method solved my problem. I was able to successfully share a Zip file between two computers running my activity. Still some kinks to iron out, though. I'll keep your suggestion in mind for the future. Thanks, James Simmons Tomeu Vizoso wrote

Re: Detecting MIME type of a shared file

2008-03-19 Thread James Simmons
Tomeu and Michael, It turns out Python has a method you can pass a filename to and it will identify if the file is a Zip file or not, based on the magic number, not the filename. It seems to do the trick. Thanks, James Simmons Tomeu Vizoso wrote: On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 9:43 PM, Michael

Detecting MIME type of a shared file

2008-03-18 Thread James Simmons
tell what kind of file I am receiving when someone shares a file with me? Thanks, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

More sugar-jhbuild problems

2008-03-13 Thread James Simmons
, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

sugar-jhbuild problem

2008-03-13 Thread James Simmons
I think I figured out what happened with automake. I think that while I deleted automake form /usr/local/bin I did NOT delete aclocal from that directory. I'll try that tonight. The missing abiword file is still a concern. James Simmons ___ Devel

Re: More sugar-jhbuild problems

2008-03-13 Thread James Simmons
. Thanks again, James Simmons Tomeu Vizoso wrote: I checked the website. The website came up OK, but the file was definitely not there. This was not a problem when I first tried running sugar-jhbuild, so the file or URL must have changed in the last day or so. Hmm, it worked here

Re: More sugar-jhbuild problems

2008-03-13 Thread James Simmons
Morgan, Thanks much, that should be a big help. James Simmons Morgan Collett wrote: 2008/3/13 James Simmons [EMAIL PROTECTED]: I'm getting timeouts here at work on both http://sugar.abisource.com and the IP address. Yesterday I was able to bring up a website at sugar.abisource.com

Sugar jhbuild bug

2008-03-12 Thread James Simmons
, though. I would guess there are a lot of sugar-jhbuild users on this list, and I'd appreciate any suggestions. I can easily uninstall automake 1.7.9, the question is what to do after that. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel

Re: Sugar jhbuild bug

2008-03-12 Thread James Simmons
to be that environment, the build sugar-jhbuild on xubuntu after removing the sugar RPMs. James Simmons Tomeu Vizoso wrote: On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 2:56 PM, James Simmons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm trying to set up sugar-jhbuild on my OpenSuse 10.2 computer. When I was satisfying all the dependencies

Activity hosting application: View Slides

2008-03-11 Thread James Simmons
non-committer developers. Username Full name SSH2 key URLE-mail - -- #1 jdsimmons James Simmons attached ja.simmons at sbcglobal.net #2 #3 ... If any

Read Etexts activity on OLPC Activities page

2008-03-06 Thread James Simmons
the Activity this far. I hope to continue work on it and its sister activity View Slides until they are both worthy and useful additions to the Activities catalog for the XO. James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http

Metadata preserved across reboots?

2008-02-28 Thread James Simmons
deliberate feature. Am I understanding this correctly? James Simmons I also went through a number of activity sources in git looking for examples, but I didn't find one that ONLY used metadata. They all seem to either not bother storing any UI state (so resuming or from new makes

Re: Metadata preserved across reboots?

2008-02-28 Thread James Simmons
. On the USB and SD, I don't know if the metadata is saved or not. I suppose it could be saved and never retrieved. In any case, it's nice to know this is a bug and not intentional. James Simmons Tomeu Vizoso wrote: When is metadata not saved? Or you mean the metadata is saved but not retrieved

Git Repository, etc. for Read ETexts Activity Project

2008-02-25 Thread James Simmons
would be welcome. James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Beyond Hello World

2008-02-20 Thread James Simmons
: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Developers If the consensus is that the page is of some use, I or others can link to it from more places. Thanks, James Simmons Edward Cherlin wrote: On Feb 15, 2008 9:12 AM, James Simmons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Edward, I browsed through the links on your

Re: Beyond Hello World

2008-02-20 Thread James Simmons
could be chapter 2, as Edward Cherlin suggested. My EtextReader Activity, when it is hosted, could be the sample for that chapter. James Simmons Eduardo Silva wrote: Hi, Some months ago, I was working in a document called: Hacking Sugar, which can be a place to push information about how

Re: Read ETexts Activity

2008-02-15 Thread James Simmons
there. Also, anything I get wrong could be corrected by others. James Simmons Edward Cherlin wrote: I started a document on the Wiki, Programming for Children (activities), and another, Programming with Children (tutorials). Your input would be most welcome. See the OLPC Publications page for more

Read ETexts Activity

2008-02-14 Thread James Simmons
. There is no need to list non-committer developers. Username Full name SSH2 key URLE-mail - -- #1 jdsimmons James Simmons ? [EMAIL PROTECTED] #2 #3

Re: Read ETexts Activity

2008-02-14 Thread James Simmons
. James Simmons Edward Cherlin wrote: Will it include Text-to-Speech, for the purposes we have discussed on this list? If so, could we get some sort of cursor or coloring effect to show the illiterate or semi-literate where they are in the text

Re: Read ETexts Activity

2008-02-14 Thread James Simmons
Publications page for more suggestions and invitations. I'll definitely check them out. James Simmons ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: How to create a new MIME type for a Sugar activity?

2008-02-11 Thread James Simmons
thought having my own MIME type would solve the problem, but that was only because I didn't understand what the real problem was. James Simmons Albert Cahalan wrote: The faster sugar can phase out MIME the better. The MIME type of application/zip works, but Etoys is using that one too

Re: How to create a new MIME type for a Sugar activity?

2008-02-07 Thread James Simmons
of dubious. James Simmons Ok, so what if your activity registers into the mime registry a new type like application/x-slide-activity associated to the *.slide glob? That can be done in the mimetypes.xml file. And then your activity should add this mime to the activity.info. In this way, the journal

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