Re: Does sugar web browser support extensions?

2007-08-14 Thread Samuel Klein
what was the reason not to support firefox addons again? firefox runs smoothly on my B4... and it's pretty great to have access to Google Gears, for instance. SJ On 8/14/07, Noah Kantrowitz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If you mean normal Firefox add-ons. It does not. We use a simpler core called

Re: Does sugar web browser support extensions?

2007-08-23 Thread Samuel Klein
Who was doing that earlier work? I would specifically like to find a way to get google gears to work under these circumstances, as a broadly useful open source project that has been well received and that is being used for many new applications online to make them fast offline... SJ On 8/17/07,

Re: T-shirt ideas / feedback

2007-10-25 Thread Samuel Klein
There's a lovely, simple t-shirt design that has been used to date [care of pentagram?], just a large XO on an orange or green background. Perhaps we can find a way to have those made on a more continuous basis and made available publicly. I don't think the square OLPC logo makes an ideal shirt

Manual/howto discussions tomorrow (Sat the 2th)

2007-10-26 Thread Samuel Klein
We are reviewing the various manuals and how-tos about using the XO and its interfaces tomorrow from 11:00 to 17:00 EST, in the Cambridge office for the hardy souls who are here or have trekked out, and in #olpc-content on freenode, for people online. If you have any documentation,

hosting request: wikibrowser activity

2007-11-01 Thread Samuel Klein
1. Project name : wikibrowser 2. Existing website, if any : 3. One-line description : browser and synch tool for wikipedia and other online wikis 4. Longer description : an activity that uses the web activity to :

Re: Compiler optimization for Geode

2007-11-02 Thread Samuel Klein
On 11/1/07, Brian Carnes [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 3. Measure how these improvements affect real-world responsiveness (pick some easy-to-time metrics in common XO apps) I vote for page load metrics for the Web activity. SJ ___ Devel mailing list

Re: [Xiph-dev] What's the status of Xiph codecs support in the Helix project?

2007-11-18 Thread Samuel Klein
Ivo, perhaps we could come up wit ha set of compliance elements that typical users of OLPC laptops will need, as a case study for what free formats should be supported for other users to be considered 'complete'. Aaron, it would be tremendous to have speex working cleanly on the XOs, since a

Re: Consistent sound

2007-11-19 Thread Samuel Klein
On Nov 19, 2007 12:31 PM, Gerard J. Cerchio [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, I am just beginning to get involved with the OLPC so please forgive me if this topic is already covered. I am also new to python so my learning curve is somewhat steep. I am attempting to build a go game activity

Re: Project Hosting request

2007-12-03 Thread Samuel Klein
Nice. The world's greatest word game. You might consider a handicap system where players can be restricted from playing short or common words. And of course in digital boggle one isn't limiited to 6-sided cubes... SJ On Dec 4, 2007 12:31 AM, Andrew Tamoney [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 1.

Re: Community Support website for users

2007-12-27 Thread Samuel Klein
That's funny. support.laptop.org resolves for me just fine.(it's pointing to wiki.laptop.org/go/Support ) SJ On Dec 27, 2007 10:37 AM, Gerard J. Cerchio [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Michael Burns wrote: feel free to use the forum forum, web chat or the email list as a resource: [EMAIL

Re: Question about button mapping in Browse handheld mode

2007-12-30 Thread Samuel Klein
Jake, the behavior you see is as expected from recent builds. That feature is planned for implementation in the future (currently update.2). SJ On Dec 28, 2007 9:48 AM, Jake Beard [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This looks like the most likely candidate: http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/2249

Re: TurtleArt Mandelbrot

2007-12-30 Thread Samuel Klein
Ben, that's neat. Speaking of fractals: Bernie has been working on sugarizing Gnu Xaos, and we were just tweaking an icon. It has a lovely tutorial about what fractals are that could serve as a model for other tutorials. SJ On Dec 30, 2007 12:58 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: wiki is being spammed with huge numbers of new pages

2008-01-06 Thread Samuel Klein
yes, deletions are recoverable. I didn't see the additions; were they just spam? Did someone talk to Star? SJ On Jan 6, 2008 12:36 PM, Jeffrey Kesselman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Jan 5, 2008 5:39 PM, Bernardo Innocenti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ffm wrote: User blocked, all articles

Re: 3dpong request for hosting

2008-01-11 Thread Samuel Klein
I've added a feature request for simple level editing without dropping to the terminal and hacking the source. What I like best about 3dpong is how easy it is to experiment with new levels. Also: please /substitute/ the game template when you use it; it is only a guide to contribution. leaving

Re: 3dpong request for hosting

2008-01-11 Thread Samuel Klein
a turn waiting abstraction available for 2 player activities, i.e. something that represents a line of players with simple rules like winner stays, loser goes to the back of the line. I know Connect could also use something like that. Best, Wade 2008/1/11 Samuel Klein [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: 3dpong request for hosting

2008-01-12 Thread Samuel Klein
Benjamin M. Schwartz writes: Samuel Klein wrote: Yes, it would help to have distributed network services such as ones that let you say join the next available connect/pong game This is easy to implement within the current sharing framework. It just requires each game to pair off users

Re: Violent games on the OLPC Activities page

2008-01-17 Thread Samuel Klein
Thanks, Chris. And thanks to Ties, Bryan, Noah, and all for sharing their coments -- please use this effort to build a great set of guidelines for what makes a good activity. This is as good a place as any to reiterate the need for overall guidelines for what makes for a good or even a great

Re: EBook Reader (was Re: [PATCH] RFC: ReadActivity fullscreen, paging changes)

2008-01-27 Thread Samuel Klein
Yes, that's it. You can see a couple of books displayed with it here : http://ejohn.org/apps/ebook/ SJ On Jan 27, 2008 10:41 AM, Chas. Owens [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Jan 27, 2008 8:37 AM, Walter Bender [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We had a real ebook reader written by John Resig in the days

Re: Licensing for One Laptop Per Child

2008-02-05 Thread Samuel Klein
Hello, and thanks for your interest! On Feb 5, 2008 4:53 PM, Edward Cherlin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Copied to OLPC mailing lists and Librarian Chick, cataloguer of free textbooks. On Feb 5, 2008 7:36 AM, Joshua Waitzkin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello Edward, Many thanks for following up.

Re: project application: OLPC Europe

2008-02-12 Thread Samuel Klein
We can certinly store this -- we do encourage people to put their content, including webpages and collections, into source control. If our current hosting process stops scaling to include all of these projects, we can find another solution. SJ On Feb 12, 2008 11:23 AM, Mel Chua [EMAIL

Re: wiki page for control-panel

2008-02-14 Thread Samuel Klein
Simon, This happens. Please merge them yourself where possible -- or add {{merge}} to the top of the pages to help others find and merge them. I redirected the newer page to the older and copied its contents onto the old talk page. SJ On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 4:08 AM, Simon Schampijer [EMAIL

Re: tonight's progress

2008-02-16 Thread Samuel Klein
Moving this thread to devel. SJ On Feb 16, 2008 11:54 AM, edward baafi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Luke, It appears from your code snippet that you have a browse activity build which has pyxpcom enabled.. Is this built by default on Joyride? If not, how can you best get me access to your

Re: using the browser as an activity platform : pyxpcom / hulahop / Gears

2008-02-16 Thread Samuel Klein
head, MediaWiki, MindMeister, I copy Ben Lisbakken, a gears maintainer, who reports that there is a Gears patch to make it work without extension support... Ben, I'll also introduce you to marcopg separately. SJ On Feb 16, 2008 12:36 PM, Samuel Klein [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Moving this thread

Re: An Update about Speech Synthesis

2008-02-19 Thread Samuel Klein
Hemant and James, Can you write something about this at a [[spoken texts]] page on the wiki ('hear and read'? some other more creative name... )? The Google Literacy Project is highlighting a number of literacy efforts for the upcoming World Book Day, and your work would be fine suggestions for

Re: git admin, where are you? (was Re: Read ETexts Activity Text To Speech)

2008-02-19 Thread Samuel Klein
On Feb 19, 2008 7:55 AM, James Simmons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The issue that I'll have with this is making it degrade gracefully. Since text to speech looks like it will be shipped with the OS, I have to figure out a way to make this feature only be visible on laptops that can support

Re: Two general thoughts

2008-02-19 Thread Samuel Klein
Hello Ricardo, I agree with both of your points. The best network applications will work peer to peer, and not depend on (but will be enhanced by) the presence of servers. And I would add that where automation is implemented, it should be clear how to turn (every aspect of) it off. SJ

Re: Beyond Hello World

2008-02-20 Thread Samuel Klein
How about making hacking sugar a chapter or two in the developers manual? Eduardo: you can 'transclude' pages on the wiki if you want to share content across pages (something like {{:Developers Manual}} inside a page will include all of the text from [[Developers Manual]] at that point in the

Re: Overweight Wiki Page

2008-02-21 Thread Samuel Klein
Derw, Having a way to generate an aggregate table of contents for a set of pages without transcluding the text of those pages could be useful. I don't believe it has been written; as far as I know this would be the first magic word[1] in MediaWiki that parses the text of another wikipage and

Re: Overweight Wiki Page

2008-02-21 Thread Samuel Klein
On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 3:34 AM, Samuel Klein [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Drew, Note that a common workaround is to make such a table of contents by hand, not to make it too finely grained, and to update it by hand when subpages change. See for instance the [[HIG]] header. The easiest way

Re: using the browser as an activity platform : pyxpcom / hulahop / Gears

2008-02-27 Thread Samuel Klein
to add Brad Neuberg to this conversation. He is a colleague of mine on the Google Gears project and he has been looking for a contact at OLPC. -Ben On Sun, Feb 17, 2008 at 12:12 PM, ffm [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Feb 16, 2008 6:21 PM, Samuel Klein [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The core use

Re: Why is Terminal 'extra' ?

2008-03-06 Thread Samuel Klein
On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 6:22 PM, John Gilmore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Why would we burn up Flash space for activities that are not accessible to the user?* And if the user installs them, then they burn up twice as much flash space? Taking up twice as much flash space is painful. Having a

Re: A self-contained pseudo-dynamic xo library

2008-03-13 Thread Samuel Klein
See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Dynamic_library --SJ On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Ivan Krstić [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mar 13, 2008, at 6:56 PM, Benj. Mako Hill wrote: I helped SJ draft a document rationalizing the need for a dynamic solution Where is this document? It was

Summer of Code update, meeting tomorrow 2100 UTC

2008-03-21 Thread Samuel Klein
Dear all, We are participating in Google Summer of Code again this year, and now accepting applications from mentors. We are holding the first of a series of quick discussions about SoC tomorrow (saturday) at 2100 UTC / 1700 EST in #olpc. Please join us to share advice to share from SoC's past,

Announcement : New mailing list for Summer of Code [OLPC GSoC]

2008-03-22 Thread Samuel Klein
Hello, We have a new mailing list set up for summer of code participants. Please join if you are interested in applying to be a mentor, contributing or reviewing project ideas, applying as a student, or otherwise contributing to the process. http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/gsoc Mentor

Re: [sugar] Summer of Code update, meeting tomorrow 2100 UTC

2008-03-24 Thread Samuel Klein
by the OLPC association. Please find below a link to my introductory post: http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-March/011978.html Best, Alex Escalona On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 7:48 PM, Samuel Klein [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dear all, We are participating in Google Summer of Code

Re: [Olpc-open] Nortel LearniT animations (Seth Woodworth)

2008-03-26 Thread Samuel Klein
Thank you, Charles. Bryan, to your original point: There are a lot of great education activities done in Flash and their # will only increase simply because it is very easy to develop animations using flash. Check out www.eshikshaindia.in for more great learning animations. Those did not

Re: [Testing] New OLPC Process and Rules for Builing Activities, Releases, and Firmware Builds

2008-04-04 Thread Samuel Klein
On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 2:04 AM, C. Scott Ananian [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 2008/4/4 Samuel Klein [EMAIL PROTECTED]: present it yourself via the dialin number, that would be ideal; otherwise someone else will present for you (though perhaps not as passionately) and You haven't been sitting

Re: Summer of Code mentorship

2008-04-05 Thread Samuel Klein
Hello Patrick, thank you for your interest. The applications will be stronger with good feedback, not proportionally to whether or not you are approved by then. You should be able to access the applications through the mentor interface; please comment on their applications (and on any others

Summer of Code update : applications so far, and thanks

2008-04-05 Thread Samuel Klein
Thank you to all who have helped out with our Summer of Code process so far. We now have 30 mentors from the community, and 150 applications from 30 countries. Students have put a good deal of thought into these applications, and I hope that most of them can lead to community discussion even if

Re: Cutting a slice of wikipedia - CDPedia

2008-04-09 Thread Samuel Klein
It's nice to see a python toolchain for this (though I don't see any code at that url?) They exist in other languages as well. We've been working with Linterweb's Kiwix (kiwix.org) and the Schools-Wikipedia, which use their own toolchains. Alecu, take a look at the [[wikislice]] project on the

Re: Build Debate: Followup on Build Naming

2008-04-10 Thread Samuel Klein
Agreed. The date doesn't need to be in the build #, and only makes it longer. And I don't know how meaningful it is to have a build named OLPC -- as noted a few times, we are building more than one thing. If anything, that should be a clarifier at the end noting that OLPC was the 'customizer' of

Re: Question regarding joyride usb images

2008-04-11 Thread Samuel Klein
Good afternoon, You may also find bert's script a handy way to install the base activity pack: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Bert's_script cheers, SJ On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 7:41 PM, Walter Bender [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You may want to build a customization key as described in the wiki:

Re: networking scenarios

2008-04-11 Thread Samuel Klein
Javier, The humble towns are most important. An aside : when I was last in New York (for the story jam a couple weekends ago) I saw a UNICEF poster display of a disaster-area school in a box -- two suitcase-sized containers with all of the materials and power-generators needed to run a single

Re: [Olpc-open] Making Plans

2008-04-22 Thread Samuel Klein
On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 5:40 AM, Edward Cherlin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 5:46 AM, Kim Quirk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: OLPC's focus is on development, funding and delivery of laptops to the least developed countries. The expectations for features, testing, support,

Re: [sugar] This project is rolling, so should OLPC

2008-04-23 Thread Samuel Klein
On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 12:58 PM, Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Our pilots at Bishwamitra and Bashuki schools start this Friday and I couldn't be more excited. Fantastic. Please keep up a steady photo stream! The rest of your email is perfectly put. --SJ I find this discussion

Re: [Community-news] [sugar] where is Walter?

2008-04-24 Thread Samuel Klein
An aside to all about mailing list usage : please stay on-topic. Community-news is for announcements only (despite having a brief discussion earlier this week), and devel is for code and development. I'm bcc:ing devel and copying olpc-open and grassroots lists, in the hopes that this is taken up

Re: An OLPC Development Model

2008-05-07 Thread Samuel Klein
On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 4:11 PM, C. Scott Ananian [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 3:34 PM, Bert Freudenberg [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 07.05.2008, at 19:54, C. Scott Ananian wrote: On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 1:49 PM, Bert Freudenberg [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well, my

Re: [Its.an.education.project] An OLPC Development Model

2008-05-07 Thread Samuel Klein
2008/5/7 Steve Holton [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Case in point, it bugs me when the wiki documents features of versions which haven't been released yet, or declares a problem fixed because some later, as yet unreleased version no longer shows the problem. Well, it's correct to document features of

Re: An OLPC Development Model

2008-05-07 Thread Samuel Klein
On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 9:41 PM, Edward Cherlin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 2008/5/7 Samuel Klein [EMAIL PROTECTED]: It never hurts to be paranoid, but the educational priorities of our tool and software development are not changing. There are priorities that have not been effectively

Mail backlog; list moderators needed

2008-05-08 Thread Samuel Klein
Dear devel-list, I just forwarded a bunch of mail from non-subscribers from the past few weeks. I am looking for 2 people to help moderate this list -- this involves filtering spam, forwarding messages from non-list members, keeping heated discussions on-topic, and moderating the rare

Re: An OLPC Development Model

2008-05-08 Thread Samuel Klein
Developers should eat their own dogfood, AND this doesn't seem like the right process. A one-click install latest activities link would work just fine, and be a way to test activity updating. It shouldn't be possible to ship without browse. I find shipping a more reasonable set of priority

Re: [Olpc-open] jumpy cursor problem and sugar issue

2008-05-08 Thread Samuel Klein
Advice from the field : try dusting a jumpy touchpad with chalkdust. --SJ, who is looking for a cite... On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 7:50 AM, Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Day 3 of the pilots at Bishwamitra and Bashuki and couple of issues have come up 1. We are having a lot of trouble

Re: An OLPC Development Model

2008-05-08 Thread Samuel Klein
On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 11:55 AM, C. Scott Ananian ps. SJ, there are no 'core activities' that we ship. There is only one security-privileged activity (Journal), which we currently ship in the core build because (a) Sugar breaks otherwise, and (b) Rainbow's activity-signing stuff is

Re: [Its.an.education.project] Sugar on the EEE PC

2008-05-09 Thread Samuel Klein
On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 4:36 PM, Stephen John Smoogen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 1:23 PM, K. K. Subramaniam [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Friday 09 May 2008 9:33:26 pm Eben Eliason wrote: Even if you were to provide an computer exclusively to each child, they are

Re: [Its.an.education.project] Sugar on the EEE PC

2008-05-09 Thread Samuel Klein
Not disagreeing about importance, but this is again a question of access and not of ownership. 1:1 in the classroom without ownership may not provide access at home. ownership without power infrastructure may not provide access. SJ remembering the 6 years he had computer-dependent courses

Re: XO-2

2008-05-23 Thread Samuel Klein
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 11:46 AM, Benjamin M. Schwartz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: John Watlington wrote: | On May 22, 2008, at 11:01 AM, C. Scott Ananian wrote: | GPS enables a lot of mapping and geography-related educational | activities, which is why it was originally considered for the

Re: [OLPC Security] G1G1: Security, to enable or disable...

2008-06-03 Thread Samuel Klein
I continue to be uncomfortable that we are sending out restricted / locked-down machines without a clear need. The arguments made so far for this are 1. Getting G1G1 people to test security steps 2. Protecting G1G1 donors from installing anything but signed builds 3. Showing a pretty boot

Re: New, more realistic multi-hop network testbed

2008-06-07 Thread Samuel Klein
On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 2:31 AM, Polychronis Ypodimatopoulos [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: C. Scott Ananian wrote: Last I checked, Poly wasn't an employee of OLPC. I don't think this is a valid argument either: Not being an employee of OLPC does not mean I 'm willing to waste my time on something

Re: wiki spam!

2008-06-20 Thread Samuel Klein
We can run an anti-blanking bot to avoid the most obvious spam. Requiring logins makes tracking casual vandals harder without making it harder for any dedicated vandal such as this one from doing their devious deeds. Of course, if you want to restrict viral communication on our wiki by

Re: wiki spam!

2008-06-20 Thread Samuel Klein
On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 5:37 PM, Joseph A. Feinstein [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I had the same instance today, with a community testing page. Spoke with Kim... she said it's a wiki's feature, not a bug! ;-( That's a fact. Anyone can revert spammers by visiting their edit history and rolling

Re: wiki spam!

2008-06-20 Thread Samuel Klein
On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Bastien [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Joseph A. Feinstein [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I had the same instance today, with a community testing page. Spoke with Kim... she said it's a wiki's feature, not a bug! ;-( If you admit it's a wiki feature (which I

Re: wiki spam!

2008-06-20 Thread Samuel Klein
On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 6:00 PM, Bastien [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: PS: what are the currently installed software-based anti-spam tools on the wiki? : default mediawiki block tools for admins : semiprotection for spam magnets : a captcha required for anonymous or new editors that add external

Re: Dictionaries/spell checkers

2008-06-27 Thread Samuel Klein
well, there are the cracklib dictionaries. There are also the spelling dicts for aspell and the wordlists for Speak (not in the core builds, but should be). SJ On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 4:26 PM, Sayamindu Dasgupta [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, Can anyone provide me with any information on the

Re: [sugar] Activity versioning schema

2008-07-16 Thread Samuel Klein
Basically, there are two separate problems here, and we should not be solving them together. One is that the latest release may not be the greatest - because of bugfix releases. I agree with Eben's proposal of minor version numbers as a (totally optional) solution; as long as the

Re: [sugar] Activity versioning schema

2008-07-16 Thread Samuel Klein
On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 7:03 PM, Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 10:51 AM, Gary C Martin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Version (activity_version) is just some sortable entity to be agreed In other words, let us do the same thing that rpm and dpkg do. It gives

Programming environments on the XO

2008-07-16 Thread Samuel Klein
There has been talk about expanding Pippy to support a variety of programming languages, perhaps as plugins; to add syntax highlighting; and general interest in seeing Develop proceed. Syntax highlighting in Write has been brought up as well. C and Javascript environments have been specifically

Re: [sugar] Remarks on the Work of Sugar (kid contributions)

2008-07-31 Thread Samuel Klein
Great idea... Robson had a similar one. SJ On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 11:14 PM, Bastien [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: John Gilmore [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: you can't just share a file, you have to share an activity, ... Right. Idea for a new activity: Candy Bag. You open a bag (i.e. you

Re: [Server-devel] Testing EduBlog

2008-07-31 Thread Samuel Klein
? Otherwise, I'll transfer the latest stable to the main site for you to give a live demo. Thanks, Tarun Samuel Klein wrote: I'd like to show off the state of the edublog this Friday over lunch -- Tarun, is there a short 3-minute demo that you'd like me to give? SJ On Mon, Jul 28, 2008

Re: [sugar] Remarks on the Work of Sugar

2008-07-31 Thread Samuel Klein
+1 There are some activities clustered together here from the list of git projects: http://dev.laptop.org/~sj/git-list.txt SJ On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 10:42 PM, Bastien [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: Any follow-up on the idea of having a precise list of maintainers for all Sugar activities? Even

Re: updating OLPC_{Region} pages, with a payoff

2008-08-23 Thread Samuel Klein
I definitely like the idea of a G1G1 deployment page.SJ On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 8:48 PM, S Page [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Summary: people who know about deployments, please update the pages in http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Category:Deployments (Is there's a better e-mail list for

Re: [Techteam] Weekend Report - due today

2008-09-03 Thread Samuel Klein
@bastien -- Java works fine on the XO; you should try it with specific apps. @ Gary -- Model is very close to a new release; nudge Bobby about it :-) SJ On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 12:40 PM, Gary C Martin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 3 Sep 2008, at 13:36, Greg Smith wrote: Cmap tools

wireless lights on the XO : what should they do?

2008-09-06 Thread Samuel Klein
So we can control what the 'wireless' lights on the XO display / what causes them to turn on and off. I'd like wireless lights to indicate the volume of outgoing and incoming wireless traffic (frequency), whether one is connected to anything other than a local mesh (pattern within a given

Re: Help activity content

2008-09-08 Thread Samuel Klein
There's a bundle posted at [[Help (activity)]] you can test, but it doesn't have the latest bits. Seth may have an update - there was a lot of activity over the weekend. SJ On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 4:07 AM, Marco Pesenti Gritti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello, the deadline for the Help activity

Re: Videochat - any status?

2008-09-10 Thread Samuel Klein
Pia, Alex looked into this in July, I don't think much has been done with the original videochat code since the last git commit: http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=projects/video-chat-activity;a=summary SJ On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 12:21 AM, Pia Waugh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all, I have a great

Re: Peru and Microsoft announcement

2008-09-16 Thread Samuel Klein
Hi Pia, On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 5:57 PM, Pia Waugh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: quote who=Edward Cherlin This would be even more useful as the basis for an article or editorial in one or more of the computer magazines or Web sites, or a fact-filled press release. All of the media people I have

Re: [sugar] G1G1v2 Activities

2008-09-19 Thread Samuel Klein
I wouldn't include Bridge yet. It's great, but not complete. I would include: WikiBrowse PlayGo Frotz Clock GCompris Chess GCompris Sudoku XaoS Moon StarChart ePals On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 5:53 PM, Seth Woodworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I vote very strongly for Ruler. It's less than 20kb

Re: [sugar] Another pass through some basic Activity test results

2008-09-25 Thread Samuel Klein
Testing gg-763-1 earlier today, running a number of activities for an hour. I later found that I could not restart or reboot via sugar; it would let me select the option from the right menu, but then a gray-circle process appeared in the top frame and nothing would happen. If I quit that process

Re: New joyride build 2497

2008-09-29 Thread Samuel Klein
A changelog quirk. the next joyride should have 1-30. On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 5:31 PM, Bobby Powers [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 4:13 PM, Build Announcer v2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://xs-dev.laptop.org/~cscott/olpc/streams/joyride/build2497 Changes in build 2497 from

Re: New joyride build 2497

2008-09-29 Thread Samuel Klein
(I got a changelog warning when it wasn't picked up but didn't see it right away.) SJ On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 5:36 PM, Samuel Klein [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: A changelog quirk. the next joyride should have 1-30. On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 5:31 PM, Bobby Powers [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon

Re: Walter Bender: Re: devkeys, prettyboot, and G1G1

2008-10-02 Thread Samuel Klein
On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 9:45 AM, Erik Garrison [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 12:07:51AM -0400, Bobby Powers wrote: With that said, I would probably lean towards preferring unsecured machines (with pretty boot enabled, of course). Such small hassles, when repeated across

Re: Walter Bender: Re: devkeys, prettyboot, and G1G1

2008-10-03 Thread Samuel Klein
On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 3:49 AM, John Gilmore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: There's no cost to OLPC to have Quanta ship the manufacturing data with the disable-security bits set. If this is true, I'd like to see us ship g1g1 laptops with security disabled. The one persuasive argument I have seen for

Re: notes from the field - Mongolia

2008-10-06 Thread Samuel Klein
On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 12:33 PM, Erik Garrison [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 11:20:04AM -0400, elana langer wrote: This is not a unique experience. This is a culture that lives close to the land. Action- reaction. No one is used to waiting for an computer to load or a bagel

Give a Laptop, Change the World : G1G1 2008

2008-10-07 Thread Samuel Klein
This year's G1G1 program will start November 17 in the US. Please help us spread the word. Below is a short email blurb about this year's program ( from [[G1G1 2008/text]] ). We are coordinating some community art and outreach on the grassroots list as well

Re: [sugar] Give a Laptop, Change the World : G1G1 2008

2008-10-08 Thread Samuel Klein
: is there anything like a poster/flyer in high resolution PDF? p. Samuel Klein wrote: This year's G1G1 program will start November 17 in the US. Please help us spread the word. Below is a short email blurb about this year's program ( from [[G1G1 2008/text]] ). We are coordinating some community

Re: [sugar] 0.84/9.1 planning.

2008-10-13 Thread Samuel Klein
Tomeu: Scott: I think more like: Nov 17-20: talks and hacking Nov 21: priorities meeting, wrapup. I'm not the planning committee, but this would be what I'd like to see. Works for me. Should we be concerned that talk (or aguing) might expand so much that there's little time to take

Re: [sugar] 0.84/9.1 planning.

2008-10-14 Thread Samuel Klein
On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 2:46 PM, Ed McNierney [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I would also like to stop calling this 9.1 planning. We need to plan Sounds like it is time for a naming contest for this [repeating] event. Some that have been suggested / implied: OLPCSW [08.11.1] OLPC Miniconference

Re: [sugar] 0.84/9.1 planning.

2008-10-14 Thread Samuel Klein
Does it make sense to have an afternoon or a full day about long-term plans and their implications for immediate priorities and tests? Try to capture topics that could be specific agenda items with their own session or conversation -- by creating a separate thread about it on the list, a separate

Re: G1G1 v2 marketing: a LiveCD of 8.2.0

2008-10-22 Thread Samuel Klein
That would be a good thing to have. I haven´t heard of plans yet, though gregdek may have thoughts. see http://wiki.laptop.org/go/LiveCd#Current_efforts Guysoft has been working on a debian-jhbuild livecd here : http://www.sugarlabs.org/go/LiveCd

Re: Collection (.xol) glitches

2008-10-29 Thread Samuel Klein
On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 9:47 PM, S Page [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: and hitting start doesn't seem to do anything (other than triggering some disk I/O) That script had a bug, it doesn't specify a category. (Is there a general Sugar bug that if anything whatsoever goes wrong you get no

Re: Please unlock Activities/G1G1/8.2

2008-10-31 Thread Samuel Klein
Please update the [[Activities/Etoys (8.2)]] page if there are any 8.2 changes. For other activity developers, make sure you have a valid [[Activities/activityname (8.2)]] page; that is what will show up on the g1g1 page. The (latest) activity pages are now unlocked. SJ On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at

Re: Panorama activity

2008-11-04 Thread Samuel Klein
this is still one of the cooler projects people have taken on! Jeff K, have you gotten to try it out? Nirav, any thoughts of another release? Else you (or someone who wants to maintain it) should set up hosting for the code... SJ On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 2:15 AM, Nirav Patel [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: New XO-LiveCD Version 8.2 available

2008-11-06 Thread Samuel Klein
Wolfgang -- thanks for the detailed docs! This is super cool. We should look for a group who could print a large number of them for us to send out to student other groups to celebrate the relaunch of g1g1. SJ On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 5:40 PM, Chris Marshall [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [EMAIL

ShoeBot (a free software DrawBot implementation) is out! Time to Sugarize some Ruby apps?

2008-11-09 Thread Samuel Klein
Shoebot, a free-software version of the awesome Mac program DrawBot (which relies heavily Cocoa), is finished. Thanks to David Crossland who tipped me off to this. http://www.tinkerhouse.net/shoebot/ http://tinkerhouse.net/shoebot/Docs/Screenshots From its getting started page:

Re: [IAEP] Tentative talk schedule: Nov 19

2008-11-12 Thread Samuel Klein
I hope there are gobby sessions for all events, and that they are more brainstorming and writing than presentation and recording video. SJ On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 9:50 PM, Marco Pesenti Gritti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 3:07 AM, C. Scott Ananian [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [IAEP] Tentative talk schedule: Nov 19

2008-11-12 Thread Samuel Klein
On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 1:39 AM, C. Scott Ananian [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 12:03 AM, Samuel Klein [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I hope there are gobby sessions for all events, and that they are more brainstorming and writing than presentation and recording video

Re: garbled Education is our Mission page on Amazon.com/xo

2008-11-17 Thread Samuel Klein
Thanks, skier. we have a website rt queue now for things like this : [EMAIL PROTECTED] ... SJ On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 4:23 PM, S Page [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Congrats on the amazon.com/xo relaunch! The XO picture at amazon.com/xo links to http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8node=1243369011 and

Re: Yay!, Bee, See (ABC) software

2008-11-24 Thread Samuel Klein
Ben, This is brilliant! Definitely brightened my day. I just converted it to an xol bundle which you can try downloading... http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Image:Yay-Bee-See-2.xol You should create a page about it (and tell this story!) on our wiki... http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Yay-bee-see (page

Re: Yay!, Bee, See (ABC) software

2008-11-24 Thread Samuel Klein
Ben -- When you're zipping up the directory, if you add a metadata file in this subpath: library/library.info and give the resulting zip file the extension .xol, you'll have an XO library bundle. Here is a sample info file, with all required fields :

Re: Yay!, Bee, See (ABC) software

2008-11-24 Thread Samuel Klein
-hacking contortions to open that page in Browse (it just said the page was empty otherwise.) Thanks, (and please pardon my ignorance!) -Ben On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 8:43 PM, Samuel Klein [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ben -- When you're zipping up the directory, if you add a metadata file

Re: wiki.laptop.org upgrade

2008-12-04 Thread Samuel Klein
On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 1:03 PM, Bernie Innocenti Sorry if I reacted defensively, sending notifications to devel@ was our best practice in the good old pre-G1G1 days, but, clearly, it's no longer sufficient now. Establishing procedures for notifying planned outages seems like a good course to

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