Re: Mermorize -- fixed

2008-03-20 Thread Simon Schampijer
To follow up on this: the issue was locale related like described in #3165. I applied the same workaround for now, setting the NUMERIC locale to 'C'. A new memorize package is up at: http://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/Memorize-26.xo Victor, thanks very much for all your effort to spot this hard to

Re: [sugar] OLPC Usability Testing Class Project

2008-03-20 Thread Tomeu Vizoso
Hi, On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 11:24 PM, Frederick Grose [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This note is a request for the broader community to consider potential topic areas that might be prime for some usability testing. (Here is a quick review of usability testing,

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:

Development kernel RPMs

2008-03-20 Thread Denver Gingerich
I am interested in testing out development kernels, but I don't have the time to setup a development environment and re-sync and rebuild my git tree every few weeks. I see that the master and stable heads have auto-built RPMs that are available at http://dev.laptop.org/~dilinger/master/ and

Branches listed on kernel wiki page out-of-date

2008-03-20 Thread Denver Gingerich
The list of branches at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Kernel appears to be out-of-date. powermgmt and devtree are listed even though they haven't been updated in 9+ months while linux-2.6 is not listed, even though it is updated fairly regularly. Worsening the problem is the statement The other

GSoC project - Language learning activity

2008-03-20 Thread Aditya M
Hi, I am a college UG student hoping to participate in the SoC. The foreign language learning activity project interests me. I had a look at the LingoTeach project [0] and I think that it should be convertible into a tool that can let children learn new languages and be used in OLPC deployments.

Building kernel on non-Fedora systems

2008-03-20 Thread Denver Gingerich
The kernel building wiki pages (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Rebuilding_OLPC_kernel and http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Kernel_Building) suggest that the only way to build an OLPC kernel is using Fedora Core 6 or 7. This is quite limiting for people like me who don't use Fedora regularly as we would have

New joyride build 1783

2008-03-20 Thread Build Announcer v2
http://xs-dev.laptop.org/~cscott/olpc/streams/joyride/build1783 Changes in build 1783 from build: 1778 Size delta: 0.00M -Memorize 25 +Memorize 26 --- Changes for Memorize 26 from 25 --- + Fix sound issue when using Memorize with non-US language -- This mail was automatically generated

Re: Building kernel on non-Fedora systems

2008-03-20 Thread Richard A. Smith
Denver Gingerich wrote: Has any work been done on removing the dependency on Fedora Core for kernel building? Can someone provide a brief list of the reasons for this dependency so that those interested in fixing it can do so? Michael stone pointed me at the kernels existing 'make

Face Detection and other Vision Processing (and some sample code)

2008-03-20 Thread Nirav Patel
I've been playing with vision processing stuff for the XO, mostly using OpenCV. I have some sample code up at http://eclecti.cc/code/face-detection-on-the-olpc-xo that does face detection surprisingly quickly. It seems that the bottleneck isn't even the OpenCV Haar Cascade algorithm, but the

SoC: Language Learning Activity

2008-03-20 Thread Steven Mohr
Hi, my name is Steven Mohr. I study computer science dual at the BA Mannheim (www3.ba-mannheim.de) in Mannheim, Germany. This is a 1:1 combination of normal studies and working in a company. Instead of having vacation I'm working at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in the department for software

Assorted Data on the Quality of our Networking, Presence, and Read Sharing Capabilities

2008-03-20 Thread Michael Stone
Friends, Chris Ball and I spend several hours last night measuring the behavior of Read sharing. The data we collected are reproduced below. Michael A Fragment of the Critical Path for Successful Read Sharing This chart was

New joyride build 1784

2008-03-20 Thread Build Announcer v2
http://xs-dev.laptop.org/~cscott/olpc/streams/joyride/build1784 Changes in build 1784 from build: 1783 Size delta: 0.00M -telepathy-salut 0.2.2-5.olpc2 +telepathy-salut 0.2.3-1.olpc2 --- Changes for telepathy-salut 0.2.3-1.olpc2 from 0.2.2-5.olpc2 --- + Upstream release 0.2.3 +

python programming assist.

2008-03-20 Thread Aaron Konstam
Recently someone mentioned they were trying to improve their python programming skills. Attached is a python program than might help. It is called: create_module_list If create_module_list is executed for example like so: create_module_list string it will produce a file called: string_modules

Re: Face Detection and other Vision Processing (and some sample code)

2008-03-20 Thread karl
Nirav Patel wrote: I've been playing with vision processing stuff for the XO, mostly using OpenCV. I have some sample code up at http://eclecti.cc/code/face-detection-on-the-olpc-xo that does face detection surprisingly quickly. It seems that the bottleneck isn't even the OpenCV Haar

New faster build 1785

2008-03-20 Thread Build Announcer v2
http://xs-dev.laptop.org/~cscott/olpc/streams/faster/build1785 Changes in build 1785 from build: 1778 Size delta: 0.00M -telepathy-salut 0.2.2-5.olpc2 +telepathy-salut 0.2.3-1.olpc2 -Memorize 25 +Memorize 26 --- Changes for telepathy-salut 0.2.3-1.olpc2 from 0.2.2-5.olpc2 --- + Upstream

Re: Face Detection and other Vision Processing (and some sample code)

2008-03-20 Thread Chris Hager
Nirav Patel wrote: I've been playing with vision processing stuff for the XO, mostly using OpenCV. I have some sample code up at http://eclecti.cc/code/face-detection-on-the-olpc-xo that does face detection surprisingly quickly. It seems that the bottleneck isn't even the OpenCV Haar

Re: Face Detection and other Vision Processing (and some sample code)

2008-03-20 Thread Nirav Patel
OpenCV has a Python API that uses SWIG. It's in the default fedoro repo as opencv-python. Good idea, I'll add it to the wiki momentarily. On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 6:47 PM, Chris Hager [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Nirav Patel wrote: I've been playing with vision processing stuff for the XO,

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 25, Issue 83

2008-03-20 Thread Nehemiah Dacres
RE: Face Detection and other Vision Processing (and some sample code) were you testing on a machine or in an emulator? the olpc must have some wicked python optimizations to get that don to .25seconds how much data were you working with? 2008/3/20 [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Send Devel mailing list

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 25, Issue 83

2008-03-20 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On Mar 21, 2008, at 0:31 , Nehemiah Dacres wrote: RE: Face Detection and other Vision Processing (and some sample code) were you testing on a machine or in an emulator? the olpc must have some wicked python optimizations to get that don to . 25seconds how much data were you working

Re: Google Summer of Code and OLPC

2008-03-20 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 9:28 PM, Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This year, GSoC is starting early, so we should be getting in motion asap. Did we manage to get in? Or rather - did OLPC apply at all? Deadline was 12th March... we don't seem to be on the list here

Re: Google Summer of Code and OLPC

2008-03-20 Thread Roberto Fagá
Try One Laptop Per Child :) http://code.google.com/soc/olpc/about.html On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 11:06 PM, Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 9:28 PM, Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This year, GSoC is starting early, so we should be getting in

Re: Google Summer of Code and OLPC

2008-03-20 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 10:11 PM, Roberto Fagá [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Try One Laptop Per Child :) http://code.google.com/soc/olpc/about.html Ooops! I'm a tired fool it seems. Sorry about the noise! martin ___ Devel mailing list

Re: Switching between Arabic and French

2008-03-20 Thread Ralph A. Mack
Hello all, It appears I've finally figured this out. The following command, from an olpc command window, seems to get me what I want (with Right Alt as the group toggle key): setxkbmap -display :0 fr,ara -option grp:toggle (Of course, in the real world, these would be reversed :-)) What

Re: [Server-devel] Drupal on OLPC? (Martin Langhoff)

2008-03-20 Thread Greg Smith (gregmsmi)
Hi Martin et al, Thanks for the comments and direction. I'm still working on options for the Uruguay requirement (BTW now rewritten, verified with tech lead in Montevideo and posted in wiki at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Requiremientos_Para_XO). We want any new work to be available in all

Re: [Server-devel] Drupal on OLPC? (Martin Langhoff)

2008-03-20 Thread Sameer Verma
Greg Smith (gregmsmi) wrote: Hi Sameer, I think you are on the right track in terms of laying out the use cases and relevant variables. A full matrix of options will be too complicated but we can list the main physical/HW variables and then put known deployments in each category. Something

[Server-devel] Database on server

2008-03-20 Thread Carol Lerche
I notice that the pre-installed database for the xs build is PostGres. Now I have nothing against PostGres. It is a fine database, and was a real (ACID) database from the start, unlike MySQL. I certainly advocated that it be used in preference to MySQL for de novo projects at clients in the

Re: [Server-devel] Database on server

2008-03-20 Thread Carol Lerche
I hope not a religious war on my part. I am happy with both choices abstractly (and I am a big user of sqlite3 as well, which is excellent but not so much for multi-user update-heavy applications). My point (and this whole comment is certainly directed at Martin, who is the ongoing developer) is

[Server-devel] GSoC

2008-03-20 Thread crosvera
Hello, I'm Carlos Ríos, a university student Chilean. And I want apply to the Google Summer of Code and work to help the OLPC project, I read the idea's list in the Wiki, and I found an idea that I'm sure that I can do it. The idea it's about design the admin interface of the school servers. I

Re: [Server-devel] Database on server

2008-03-20 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 2:47 PM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You are correct that postgres is in the build, but nothing currently requires it. The idmgr package is using sqlite instead. Martin can either make this call or lead further discussion. I have certainly been

Re: [Server-devel] Google Summer of Code and OLPC

2008-03-20 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 9:28 PM, Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This year, GSoC is starting early, so we should be getting in motion asap. Did we manage to get in? Or rather - did OLPC apply at all? Deadline was 12th March... we don't seem to be on the list here