3dpong request for hosting

2007-12-14 Thread Wade Brainerd
-committer developers. Username Full name SSH2 key URLE-mail - -- #1 wadeb Wade Brainerd http://www.wadeb.com/wadeb.pub [EMAIL PROTECTED] #2 #3 ... If any

Re: 3dpong request for hosting

2008-01-11 Thread Wade Brainerd
PROTECTED] wrote: On Dec 14, 2007, at 8:42 PM, Wade Brainerd wrote: 1. Project name : 3D Pong (suggestions welcome!) 2. Existing website, if any : 3. One-line description : 3D Action Game from 2007 Boston Game Jam Done. Your tree is here: git+ssh://[EMAIL PROTECTED]/git

Re: 3dpong request for hosting

2008-01-11 Thread Wade Brainerd
to update sections. Cheers, SJ 2008/1/11 Wade Brainerd [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Hi Ivan, it looks like I sent you a public key that I no longer have the private key for :( Can you update my account to use this one? I have also updated the public key at http://www.wadeb.com/wadeb.pub to match

Re: 3dpong request for hosting

2008-01-11 Thread Wade Brainerd
I'm thinking of the case where there are 5 people connected to a 3dpong activity. Two are playing, the rest are watching, waiting to play the winner. Some overall score needs to be maintained, saved to the journal etc. Someone has to maintain the list, and if they leave then someone else

Re: Classroom tools

2008-01-14 Thread Wade Brainerd
My mother-in-law is an 8th grade teacher in Nobleboro, ME. Maine has had an Apple laptop program for the past few years in which all 8th graders receive personal iBooks that they can take home with them. She has a feature where she can silently watch a single student's screen at a time via a VNC

Re: Classroom tools

2008-01-14 Thread Wade Brainerd
that the initiator of the activity receives a different interface than the participants, which is easy to do. Regards, Wade 2008/1/14 [EMAIL PROTECTED]: On Mon, 14 Jan 2008, Wade Brainerd wrote: My mother-in-law is an 8th grade teacher in Nobleboro, ME. Maine has had an Apple laptop program

Re: Controlling the Glide/Pressure sensor

2008-01-14 Thread Wade Brainerd
You can watch the output of the PT by downloading and compiling evtest: wget http://david.woodhou.se/evtest.c gcc -o evtest evtest.c ./evtest /dev/input/event5 0 It's event5 on my XO, you might have to use a different number. Anyway, then drag something around on the PT and watch the output.

Re: Classroom tools

2008-01-14 Thread Wade Brainerd
paragraph idea... Best, Wade On Jan 14, 2008 3:24 PM, Edward Cherlin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 2008/1/14 Wade Brainerd [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Yeah, I was thinking along these lines with the Pop Quiz activity. The teacher (the activity initiator) gets a screen showing a box for a question, a box

Re: set_canvas() type

2008-01-15 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hi Victor, many activities would use a gtk.DrawingArea which can be drawn on using Cairo. Or else a container widget like gtk.VBox or gtk.HBox to which other widgets will be added. You can find a complete PyGTK reference here: http://www.pygtk.org/pygtk2reference/ Note that some activities use

Re: pyGame fonts

2008-01-17 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hi Ken, PyGame provides a font module which can render text onto a surface. from gettext import gettext as _ font = pygame.font.Font(None, 36) surf = font.render(_(Hello, world!), 1, (255,255,255)) pos = surf.get_rect(centerx=Pos[0], centery=Pos[1]) screen.blit(surf, pos) The

Re: show me the code

2008-03-07 Thread Wade Brainerd
I'd like to support this in my activities, is there a wiki page describing how to do it or should I look at the patches? Best, Wade On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 10:33 AM, C. Scott Ananian [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Chris Ball [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: AFAIK the

Re: ex-preinstalled and now unsupported activities (Re: Update.1)

2008-03-12 Thread Wade Brainerd
I made a proposal on the Activities talk page the other day, which suggests organizing activities into Featured and Extra, with some Featured activities also being Supported by the OLPC team. This would allow activities which are feature complete and relatively bug free to be distinguished from

project hosting application: Colors!

2008-03-25 Thread Wade Brainerd
. There is no need to list non-committer developers. Username Full name SSH2 key URLE-mail - -- #1 wadeb Wade Brainerd http://www.wadeb.com/wadeb.pub [EMAIL PROTECTED] If any

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

2008-04-02 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 10:14 AM, C. Scott Ananian [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Can we present this as a formal proposal at the mini-conference? --scott Agreed, I was right there with it until the stages of water metaphor. :) Wade ___ Devel mailing

Re: [sugar] Mini-Conference Proposal: Toolbars Tabs (or lack thereof)

2008-04-02 Thread Wade Brainerd
I wonder if the differences between Sugar and a regular window manager aren't so severe that it might be worth offering a simple desktop environment which runs within Sugar as a Activity? You would download and launch this Activity, and its interface would be a regular Linux desktop. It would

Re: A technical assessment of porting Sugar to Windows.

2008-04-24 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hey Scott, thanks for this. It's nice to see a clear, unbiased analysis of a complex problem. It shows that there are some clear technical advantages to the GNU/Linux stack, while correctly stating that there are options for a Windows port which would not be impossible. I personally can't

Re: A technical assessment of porting Sugar to Windows.

2008-04-24 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hi Carol, I believe MS LiveMesh is a higher level concept than the OLPC Mesh. I think it requires a traditional LAN environment first, and adds functionality on top of that. Whereas the XO's mesh feature creates a traditional LAN environment out of thin air. I could be wrong though, I haven't

Re: Auto backlight management?

2008-04-26 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 11:46 AM, C. Scott Ananian [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have discussed with Chris implementing a hackish low-power mode to demonstrate optimal power management on the Gen 1 hardware to illustrate the potential of the XO. I would really enjoy this feature. I would use

Re: Ideas for testers (what needs testing?)

2008-05-01 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 2:09 AM, Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 5:37 PM, Wade Brainerd [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I would really appreciate testing in Colors! and Bounce (still waiting for #6766 to get them into joyride). Particularly, reliable steps

Re: Downloading large updates and builds in PNG

2008-06-09 Thread Wade Brainerd
Would it be worth setting up a BitTorrent tracker for builds? BitTorrent is very reliable, excellent at resuming, doesn't require command line use, and can take advantage of local seeds. Best, Wade 2008/6/9 Carol Lerche [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Here is what I did when I was fighting battles with an

Re: Build streams; preparing for 8.2 release.

2008-06-12 Thread Wade Brainerd
I think I can see Dennis's confusion about packages moving from F9 to F7, the initial writeup contains this: * Stable: Stable builds are specified by their release name (e.g. 8.1.1, 8.2), and the procedure for packages moving from Testing into Stable releases involves the Unscheduled Release

Re: Trac: release management

2008-06-13 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hello, I agree wholeheartedly that ticket triage and statistical analysis is a worthwhile effort, so I think I support what Garrett is talking about. At my employer we have teams of producers constantly watching individual and per-component bug counts, transfering bugs from overworked team

Re: Trac: release management

2008-06-15 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 11:45 AM, Noah Kantrowitz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I know there is a Git plugin for Trac, anyone know why it isn't installed? I would love to see commits on the Trac Timeline RSS feed, and the Trac source browser is pretty nice too. People requested we stay with

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

2008-06-16 Thread Wade Brainerd
2008/6/16 Faisal Anwar [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Rather than keeping track of what state you are in, it seems more coherent and natural that the developer only worries about specific calls to write metadata when he wants to write metadata (like volume and playback settings) and only worries about

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

2008-06-16 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hey James, It actually sounds a bit like we're talking about the same thing... On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 3:26 PM, James Simmons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What you propose sounds difficult for a kid to master. For myself, I'd like external storage to be treated differently from Journal entries

Sugar installer for Windows

2008-11-10 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hi all, I wrote a simple Sugar installer for Windows: http://dev.laptop.org/~wadeb/OLPC-XO-Software-8.2.0-Setup.exe It installs/uninstalls a working Sugar environment (based on Ton van Overbeek's QEMU) with just a few clicks. The installer was built using the open source installer creator NSIS

Re: Emulating 8.2 images on QEMU for windows

2008-11-13 Thread Wade Brainerd
I'd love to get the Windows installer capable of installing without issue on Vista, but I lack a Vista machine to test. I would welcome any assistance with this matter! Also, regarding downloading the image instead of bundling it, It easy to modify the installer to download the image. NSIS has

Re: Emulating 8.2 images on QEMU for windows

2008-11-13 Thread Wade Brainerd
'OLPC Software Environment 8.2.0'. Then we could have the shortcut run qemu.exe directly and eliminate the command prompt window, for a more seamless experience. Best, Wade On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Wade Brainerd [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'd love to get the Windows installer capable

Re: Emulating 8.2 images on QEMU for windows

2008-11-13 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 9:31 PM, Ton van Overbeek [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: --start-kqemuExecutes 'net start kqemu' automatically if the service exists. This will require some real hacking. Will probably require to run qemu as Administrator: I wonder if we could make the installer cause

Re: Wacom Bamboo with XO?

2008-11-17 Thread Wade Brainerd
If you guys can get a driver working and expose the API, I'll add support to Colors!. It already has support for pressure sensitivity (variable brush size and/or opacity) in the painting engine. -Wade On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 8:04 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: chris wrote: Has anyone had any

Re: Wacom Bamboo with XO?

2008-11-17 Thread Wade Brainerd
I'm partly set up to build kernels, I can give it a try at some point. Ultimately though, just mouse position and clicking isn't nearly enough. You *at least* need pressure information for a decent tablet painting experience. On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 1:40 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: gary c

Re: Wacom Bamboo with XO?

2008-11-21 Thread Wade Brainerd
For someone with a tablet, it would be nice to see the results of a simple PyGTK program which reports X, Y and Pressure from the gtk.gdk.SOURCE_PEN device, using the gtk.gdk.Device API. http://www.pygtk.org/docs/pygtk/class-gdkdevice.html If this works, it would be quite easy to integrate Wacom

Re: Wacom Bamboo with XO?

2008-11-25 Thread Wade Brainerd
I imagine if we could get it working and if the driver isn't too large, the OLPC guys would be willing to include the module in 9.1. Has anyone gotten it compiled and tried the gtk.gdk.Device test yet? -Wade On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 11:34 PM, Chris Marshall [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Wade

Re: [Sugar-devel] Wacom Bamboo with XO?

2008-12-06 Thread Wade Brainerd
Okay, Colors! v11 supports Wacom tablets, with pressure sensitivity. Instructions for setup are on the activity page, it's really pretty simple. OLPC folks, it might be nice to update xorg-dcon.conf to support Wacom tablets, and to include the linuxwacom package in builds. I think that

Re: [Sugar-devel] Wacom Bamboo with XO?

2008-12-07 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 12:49 PM, Chris Marshall [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: Gary C Martin wrote: On 7 Dec 2008, at 00:58, Wade Brainerd wrote: Okay, Colors! v11 supports Wacom tablets, with pressure sensitivity. Instructions for setup are on the activity page, it's really pretty simple

Re: [Sugar-devel] Wacom Bamboo with XO?

2008-12-07 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 5:16 PM, Wade Brainerd [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 12:49 PM, Chris Marshall [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Gary C Martin wrote: On 7 Dec 2008, at 00:58, Wade Brainerd wrote: Okay, Colors! v11 supports Wacom tablets, with pressure sensitivity

Re: [Sugar-devel] Wacom Bamboo with XO?

2008-12-08 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 5:02 AM, Chris Marshall [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: That was the missing step to the instructions. I downloaded wacom.ko, did an insmod wacom.ko as root and restarted X et. voila! Awesome! I've update the wiki page with a link to a script that just does it all for you.

Re: [Sugar-devel] Wacom Bamboo with XO?

2008-12-09 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hi Stan, Try a 'depmod' and then 'modprobe wacom' from the Terminal, and see if that helps. Feel free to grab me on IRC (as wadeb), I can help troubleshoot it. -Wade On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 9:34 AM, Stanley Sokolow [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: I tried the new installation instructions on the

Re: [Sugar-devel] Wacom Bamboo with XO?

2008-12-09 Thread Wade Brainerd
not found.* I then tried: *sudo modprobe linuxwacom* and got the same error. Stan - Wade Brainerd-2 (via Nabble) wrote: Hi Stan, Try a 'depmod' and then 'modprobe wacom' from the Terminal, and see if that helps. Feel free to grab me on IRC (as wadeb), I can

Re: [Sugar-devel] Wacom Bamboo with XO?

2008-12-10 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hey Chris, thanks for the feedback! It's great to hear from people using Colors! on XO. On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 6:58 PM, Chris Marshall [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: It is true that reducing the update rate would lower the pen position resolution of lines...but the Bamboo tablet has a linear

Re: [Sugar-devel] Wacom Bamboo with XO?

2008-12-11 Thread Wade Brainerd
BTW, if any of you guys playing around with Colors! have access to multiple XOs, I would love to hear how the collaboration feature is working (and what you think about it). -Wade On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 8:07 AM, Wade Brainerd [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Chris, On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 7:05

Re: [Sugar-devel] Wacom Bamboo with XO?

2008-12-15 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hey Chris, Awesome, thanks for testing! On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 12:12 PM, Chris Marshall jns-cmarsh...@comcast.netwrote: * The display update seems to be by continuous stroke: XO #1 user draws a curve not lifting pen. After the stylus is lifted from the tablet the stroke updates on XO #2.

Re: performance work

2008-12-17 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 7:08 PM, Neil Graham l...@screamingduck.com wrote: On Tue, 2008-12-16 at 16:23 -0700, Jordan Crouse wrote: The first thing you need to do is determine which operations you really care about. I would first target the operations that deal with text and rounded

Re: Help runnning a script after Installing an activity from .xo

2008-12-17 Thread Wade Brainerd
2008/12/16 shivaprasad javali jbs...@gmail.com Hi, I am developing an activity for the XO. I have the .xo file ready to install but I still have one problem. After Installing the activity I need to make the XO run a script. I need to do this because the Application makes use of the OSS

Colors!-v13 released

2008-12-21 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hey all, I have released Colors! version 13 with improved Wacom tablet support. Painting has been optimized, refresh bugs have been fixed, a color pickup feature has been added, and numerous polishing tweaks have been made to the UI. http://dev.laptop.org/~wadeb/Colors!-13.xo Testing and

Re: [Activities] Colors!-v13 released

2008-12-21 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hey, The activity itself merely accepts Wacom tablet input from XInput via the standard GDK events. With your kernel module and with X properly configured, supporting Wacom tablets in activities requires no code at all, and accessing pressure information is a one line addition. However, since the

Re: performance work

2008-12-31 Thread Wade Brainerd
I agree with Jordan. You just have to sit down and do the work to optimize the code, either finding the fastest path through hardware and software stack. I've rewritten Bounce twice now for performance just to hold on to 20fps on the XO. Colors! has been through many performance iterations as

Re: performance work

2008-12-31 Thread Wade Brainerd
would do better to ask for performance or but not both. Think of Blizzard. [1] http://www.catonmat.net/blog/mit-introduction-to-algorithms-part-one/ Wade Brainerd wrote: I agree with Jordan. You just have to sit down and do the work to optimize the code, either finding the fastest

Re: DebXO 0.4 stable enough to travel with

2009-01-04 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 9:00 AM, John Gilmore g...@toad.com wrote: I perhaps foolishly brought an XO running debXO-0.4 as my sole laptop during a multiweek European trip. Midway thru that trip, I am pleased to report that it is stable enough for reasonable use, at least in my application

Re: [Testing] Please help test our pre-release build of 8.2.1

2009-01-04 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 2:26 PM, Gary C Martin g...@garycmartin.com wrote: Here's my Activity specific testing run through of all the activities as currently installed by Activities/G1G1 What's required to get your activity listed here? WikipediaEN-4 . . - . * . . x x Very slow

Re: anonymous gray activity circles

2009-01-04 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hey Michael, Did you try applying Sayamindu's patch from the previous email (and did you see the associated screenshot)? I'm surprised it hasn't been cleaned up and pushed by the Sugar dev team by now. -Wade On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 5:55 PM, Michael Stone mich...@laptop.org wrote: On Sat, Jan

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

2009-01-04 Thread Wade Brainerd
BTW, this activity is a perfect example of what I was talking about with my 'web-activity' and sugar.activity.activity.WebActivity class proposals. You want a way to install it to the home screen, give it an icon, and have it launch seamlessly just like any other activity. As it is, I spent some

Re: Wine activity

2009-01-04 Thread Wade Brainerd
Has anyone considered doing a scan of download.com and similar sites for small, free educational software for Windows, and then bundling them with this Wine activity? I'm the author of CueCard, which is a flash card training program for Windows. I have tested and it works great under Vincent's

Re: Emulating 8.2-767

2009-01-05 Thread Wade Brainerd
I would love to convert my OLPC Installer for Windows over to VMWare. In my experience it provides a better experience on Windows. I'd also like to convert it over to using Bert's image rather than the stock 8.2.0 image. What would be even better would be for the OLPC guys to set up emulator

Re: Emulating 8.2-767

2009-01-05 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 1:16 PM, Michael Stone mich...@laptop.org wrote: On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 01:07:00PM -0500, Wade Brainerd wrote: I would love to convert my OLPC Installer for Windows over to VMWare. In my experience it provides a better experience on Windows. I'd also like to convert

Re: Emulating 8.2-767

2009-01-05 Thread Wade Brainerd
It's just a ton more work to find emulator software, pick an OS, set it up, and install everything. I'd like all my Windows and Mac loving game developer buddies to just have a one click download and launch into Sugar. -Wade On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Chris Ball c...@laptop.org wrote: Hi,

Re: Wine activity

2009-01-05 Thread Wade Brainerd
Yeah, I was thinking along the lines of a WineLearning activity or similar, versus bundling stuff with the main Wine activity. Wade On Jan 4, 2009, at 11:32 PM, Vincent Povirk madewokherd+8...@gmail.com wrote: I'd prefer to avoid bundling in general because it adds to the disk space

Re: Wine activity

2009-01-06 Thread Wade Brainerd
, Jan 6, 2009 at 1:11 AM, Ixo X oxI i...@myna.ws wrote: Wade, :) Any hope of just convincing you to port your program to python/sugar, so it runs the best under sugar? :) -Ixo 2009/1/4 Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com Has anyone considered doing a scan of download.com and similar sites

9.1.0 Schedule (Was Re: Fedora Desktop on XO)

2009-01-06 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 4:48 PM, Michael Stone mich...@laptop.org wrote: Greg, I don't mean to be nasty, but I do feel the need to be blunt: On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 04:28:36PM -0500, Greg Smith wrote: Hi Michael, We are definitely behind where I would like to be at this stage. How far

Re: New joyride build 2615

2009-01-06 Thread Wade Brainerd
I think it had to do with eliminating a repeated wakeup? http://blogs.gnome.org/johan/2008/01/04/enough-wakeups-in-python-programs/ On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 7:22 PM, Peter Robinson pbrobin...@gmail.com wrote: -pygobject2 2.15.4-3.olpc4.2 +pygobject2 2.15.4-3.olpc4.3 Does anyone know off the

Re: child protection + anti-cheating

2009-01-11 Thread Wade Brainerd
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 remotely watch the screens of all the kids in the room. No need to stand at the back of the classroom. Just the knowledge that the

Activities migration status

2009-01-13 Thread Wade Brainerd
Awesome, thank you Rafael! Today I went through dev.laptop.org/git identifying those projects that contain Sugar activities. http://sugarlabs.org/go/ActivityTeam/ActivityStatus Still remaining is to go through Activities/All (and code.google.com, personal sites, etc) and find those activities

Re: Activities migration status

2009-01-14 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 6:05 AM, S Page i...@skierpage.com wrote: I'm not sure what you're doing, but if you want activities... When the call went out for activities for 9.1.0 I put all the meta-lists of activities in http://wiki.laptop.org/go/9.1.0#Lists_of_possible_candidate_activities

Re: [Sugar-devel] Pippy not ready for Sucrose

2009-01-26 Thread Wade Brainerd
Awesome, thank you Brian for stepping up! Is something additional required in order to make sure the activity runs properly in SoaS or jhbuild? -Wade On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 2:14 PM, Brian Jordan br...@laptop.org wrote: On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Simon Schampijer si...@schampijer.de

Re: multitouch + audio feedback linux dev - XO-2?

2009-01-26 Thread Wade Brainerd
My (unasked for) opinion is that multitouch should not be a focus of OLPC's development efforts. The real benefit will just come from being able to touch the screen in the first place. Writing a decent multitouch interface requires massive UI design and coding efforts that we frankly cannot

Re: multitouch + audio feedback linux dev - XO-2?

2009-01-27 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 11:57 PM, da...@lang.hm wrote: On Mon, 26 Jan 2009, Wade Brainerd wrote: Here's to staying focused, agreed, but I don't see how you can do a keyboard and not have some multi-touch stuff (shift keys to start with) I am in the group that has serious doubts about

ActivityTeam inaugural meeting

2009-01-28 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hi everyone, Please join us for the first Sugar Labs ActivityTeam IRC meeting this Friday, 3PM EST in #sugar-meeting on FreeNode. http://sugarlabs.org/go/ActivityTeam/Meetings All are encouraged to attend. I will be especially happy to see the following kinds of people well represented: -

Re: Aside: Neighborhood participants

2009-02-02 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Benjamin M. Schwartz bmsch...@fas.harvard.edu wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Morgan Collett wrote: Also don't blame avahi for the fact that we send out updates every time you alt-tab between shared activities, so that your icon can

Re: OLPC upgrades

2009-02-02 Thread Wade Brainerd
2009/2/2 Tiago Marques tiago...@gmail.com On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 4:03 AM, Mitch Bradley w...@laptop.org wrote: Guess what? The people at OLPC, who aren't stupid, already considered every point in the message cited below, a long time ago. So why aren't we doing them? ...* *On Wed, Jan 28,

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

2009-02-02 Thread Wade Brainerd
There might be something in the Sugar Almanac, see http://sugarlabs.org/go/ActivityTeam/Resources for a link. Alternately, an example of how to disable sharing is here: http://git.sugarlabs.org/projects/math/repos/mainline/blobs/master/mathactivity.py#line75 Note to Sugar toolkit guys, I'd love

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

2009-02-02 Thread Wade Brainerd
, and then let activities that have an obvious extended collaboration (such as two person games or shared authorship documents) do something more. 2009/2/2 Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com There might be something in the Sugar Almanac, see http://sugarlabs.org/go/ActivityTeam/Resources for a link

Re: OLPC upgrades

2009-02-03 Thread Wade Brainerd
right, like I'm still trying to figure out why there are no network interfaces...But If anyone would like to see the scripts I'd be happy to share them. Wade On Feb 2, 2009, at 9:41 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote: 2009/2/2 Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com: take better

No ActivityTeam meeting this Friday

2009-02-04 Thread Wade Brainerd
We didn't schedule one, but in case anyone thought there would be, there is no ActivityTeam meeting this Friday. I'm out of town this week, and I'm leaning towards bi-weekly anyway. I'll send out another email when we set the next time. Cheers, Wade

Re: OLPC upgrades

2009-02-04 Thread Wade Brainerd
Regarding Gentoo, don't miss http://www.gentooxo.org/. That project combined with the Sugar overlay might be a good start for a tiny XO Sugar distribution. Wade On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Nirbheek Chauhan nirbheek.chau...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 2:12 AM, S Page

Re: OLPC upgrades

2009-02-04 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 1:38 AM, Albert Cahalan acaha...@gmail.com wrote: Bobby Powers writes: 2009/2/2 Tiago Marques tiagomnm at gmail.com: Python is killing the XO, what's being done in that regard? The $100 laptop will always be hardware limited, how can python be a benefit and not a

Re: [Server-devel] Network addressing for activation-over-IBSS

2009-02-04 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Thu, 5 Feb 2009, Martin Langhoff wrote: 2009/2/5 Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org: I have modified the XO activation initramfs to attempt to locate a lease server on an XS on each open infrastructure network that can be found (early patch attached). Great -- I am not too conversant on the

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 36, Issue 12

2009-02-09 Thread Wade Brainerd
, Tiago Marques On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 5:13 PM, Mitch Bradley w...@laptop.org wrote: Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 07:57:02 -0500 From: Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com Subject: Re: OLPC upgrades To: C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org Cc: OLPC Devel devel@lists.laptop.org Message

Keep tabs on Sugar development

2009-02-10 Thread Wade Brainerd
Want to know who has been working on what? How active a particular developer or project is? Want to know right away when a particular bug gets fixed? When a new project gets started? How about a graph of commit activity over time? Add the following feed to your RSS reader:

Re: [Sugar-devel] Minimal steps to start hacking on Browse.xo?

2009-02-10 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 4:42 AM, Tomeu Vizoso to...@sugarlabs.org wrote: On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 02:28, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: Hi! I found the git repo for Browse xo! Hurray! (finding things in github is hard work, or perhaps I managed to find the hardest path

Re: OLPC upgrades

2009-02-10 Thread Wade Brainerd
2009/2/7 Tiago Marques tiago...@gmail.com That seems a good idea. The use of SVGs seems unnecessary. Although an awsome functionality, which probably saves a lot of work, would allow to scale the use of Sugar to systems with bigger screens - were it probably will never be in use. I've never

Re: OLPC upgrades

2009-02-10 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 5:44 PM, da...@lang.hm wrote: On Wed, 11 Feb 2009, Martin Langhoff wrote: We can skip the build a replacement step, and head for the goal faster. the entire sugar infrastructure is a 'build a replacement' step. people are questioning if it was the right thing to do

Re: Guidance sought on collaboration techniques

2009-02-11 Thread Wade Brainerd
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 parts of the UI are disabled on the joining instances. What point are you at now? Do you need an example to get started with, or feedback about

Re: HTML-based/Browser apps (was Re: anti-cheating)

2009-02-12 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hey Mike, Make sure to restart Sugar between activity changes (Ctrl+Alt+Erase) as the shell doesn't automatically pick up changes yet. Also, make sure the .SVG is located in the same folder as the activity.infofile. You might try copying a .svg from another activity (say Browse) and renaming it

Re: Guidance sought on collaboration techniques

2009-02-13 Thread Wade Brainerd
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 parts of the UI are disabled on the joining instances

XO BW mode (was Re: Guidance sought on collaboration techniques)

2009-02-13 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:38 AM, Gary C Martin g...@garycmartin.comwrote: The below will switch to BW, but still leave the backlight on: su echo 1 /sys/devices/platform/dcon/output And to kill backlight and go to BW mode all at once: su echo 0

Re: XO BW mode (was Re: Guidance sought on collaboration techniques)

2009-02-13 Thread Wade Brainerd
Ohhh, gotcha. I have only tried turning the brightness to off in dark environments :) On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 1:27 PM, Gary C Martin g...@garycmartin.com wrote: On 13 Feb 2009, at 17:28, Wade Brainerd wrote: On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:38 AM, Gary C Martin g...@garycmartin.com wrote

Re: Guidance sought on collaboration techniques

2009-02-18 Thread Wade Brainerd
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/mainline/blobs/master/colors.py#line641 It's fairly well commented but let me know if you have any questions about how

Re: HTML-based/Browser apps (was Re: anti-cheating)

2009-02-18 Thread Wade Brainerd
suspicious as the tax system is 'under construction' - so we will make it available - and as we establish trust we should be able to watch how it used. Thanks/Regards, -Mike 2009/2/12 Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com: Hey Mike, Make sure to restart Sugar between activity changes (Ctrl+Alt

Re: Application crashing with Bad Window error only on OLPC 767 build

2009-02-19 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hey there, I think you're in fairly undocumented territory trying to develop a real activity using libsugarize.so. But to your credit, you seem to have a pretty good understanding of how the X protocol works (beyond mine anyway!). Have you seen this page before? It describes how Sugar interacts

Re: Opportunity for speedup

2009-02-19 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 1:22 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote: I'd suggest just uncompressing the various image files and re-timing as a start. The initial implementation was uncompressed, but people complained about space usage on the emulator images (which are uncompressed).

Re: Opportunity for speedup

2009-02-19 Thread Wade Brainerd
bobbypow...@gmail.com wrote: 2009/2/19 Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com: On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 1:22 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote: I'd suggest just uncompressing the various image files and re-timing as a start. The initial implementation was uncompressed, but people complained

Re: Opportunity for speedup

2009-02-19 Thread Wade Brainerd
Oh, and you can feed one of the 565 files through my 'rle.c' program to see the compression ratio firsthand. On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 1:56 PM, Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com wrote: RLE (run length encoding) compresses sequences of identical pixels (runs) as value/count pairs. So abbccc

ActivityTeam meeting

2009-02-23 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hi all, We are holding our second ActivityTeam meeting this Friday at 12pm EST (17:00 UTC). It should last 1 hour (the length of my lunch break). Hope to see you there! What: Activity Team meeting When: 27 February 2009, 12:00 pm EST Where: irc.freenode.net, #sugar-meeting Agenda: * Catch

Re: [IAEP] ActivityTeam meeting

2009-02-24 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Tomeu Vizoso to...@sugarlabs.org wrote: ** Identify major issues that block usage by all activity maintainers and/or consumers. ** Make a clear howto about uploading a bundle, nominating it, etc. Could be a guide with screenshots or a screencast, etc (I

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

2009-02-24 Thread Wade Brainerd
To me, Bitfrost was just one more lofty windmill OLPC tried to tilt because it seemed like an interesting challenge. I'm not clear why Sugar needs more protection from rogue activities than a normal desktop environment has from rogue applications. Reinventing the desktop as a constructivist

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

2009-02-24 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 12:41 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz bmsch...@fas.harvard.edu wrote: They are a single, indivisible cause, and also the entire reason for the existence of Sugar. Many operating systems provide users with a set of powerful tools for manipulating ideas and data. Sugar's

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

2009-02-24 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 12:57 PM, Michael Stone mich...@laptop.org wrote: I'm not clear why Sugar needs more protection from rogue activities than a normal desktop environment has from rogue applications. The justification which interests me the most goes something like: strong protections

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

2009-02-24 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 1:30 PM, p...@laptop.org wrote: bert wrote: On 24.02.2009, at 19:09, Carol Farlow Lerche wrote: ... Asking for better documentation doesn't imply that the facility is new. It recognizes that development has reached a local minimum in an important

Re: TamTam

2009-02-26 Thread Wade Brainerd
Why was it broken up, BTW? Can it be put back together? :) It's always been confusing to me how the parts interact. On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 6:38 AM, Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.dewrote: On 26.02.2009, at 03:34, Caroline Meeks wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31L9qaxOrp0

Re: Screen rotation -- My two cents

2009-03-03 Thread Wade Brainerd
On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 11:10 AM, p...@laptop.org wrote: james wrote: I have experienced the frustration of trying to use the mouse pad when in ebook mode (actually not quite ebook mode, since you have to open the XO a bit to get your finger on the mousepad). The reason I need to do

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