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 http

[Server-devel] Fwd: [sugar] Summer of Code update, meeting tomorrow 2100 UTC

2008-03-21 Thread Martin Langhoff
-- Forwarded message -- From: Samuel Klein [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 8:48 PM Subject: [sugar] Summer of Code update, meeting tomorrow 2100 UTC To: OLPC Development [EMAIL PROTECTED], Sugar Mailing List [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] Dear all, We are

Re: [Server-devel] Web-based Management Interface for the XS

2008-03-22 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 12:52 AM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: PHP security is viewed as less than acceptable for interfaces accessible from the open Internet. Excellent point. Should the configuration interface should also be available on the WAN interface ? My opinion is

[Server-devel] Defining where to store files in Java (and Python, Perl, etc) packages

2008-03-24 Thread Martin Langhoff
[resend from my sub'd address] Walter, SJ, list I've drafted this pagehttp://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Directory_Layout as a quick informational guide for what layout we expect from an RPM (or deb) package. The short of it is: follow Debian's FHS, and we might grant (and document there)

Re: [Server-devel] Web-based Management Interface for the XS

2008-03-24 Thread Martin Langhoff
2008/3/25 Aaron Huslage [EMAIL PROTECTED]: This breaks a design goal actually. If you check out the Bitfrost pages (start at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Bitfrost) you'll see that centralized stuff is pretty discouraged in the spec, and that would cover the LDAP idea I think. Additionally LDAP

Re: [Server-devel] [laptop.org #8321] Questions about XO mesh networking

2008-03-28 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 12:55 AM, Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 6. Are the specs here for the hardware of a server here still current : http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XSX_Server_Implementation I don't know about this. We are using different specs in Nepal 1.8 GHz Intel Core duo 1

Re: [Server-devel] Reg: Google summer of Code under OLPC

2008-03-28 Thread Martin Langhoff
Welcome Surendran! 2008/3/27 surendran m [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Regarding the idea itself ,the problem of networked blogging has been The networked blogging plan is - I think - a Uruguay-only thing. I am not sure how the mentor proposes to make it work for all XSs. Also note - Moodle is in the

Re: [Server-devel] Reg: Google summer of Code under OLPC

2008-03-28 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 1:54 PM, Greg Smith (gregmsmi) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: In short the kids want to blog! I think we all need to hear their voices too. Hi Greg! I sure want to support blogging. My concern is the blogger tie-in. A simple suggestion - make the upstream blogging action

Re: [Server-devel] BOF on apachecon Amsterdam

2008-04-08 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 8:48 AM, Marten Vijn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am preparing the bof, thanks for your input! Fantastic! Thanks for doing this. If you remember to keep notes and post something back (maybe CC'd to the key participants from the BoF) then we can continue the conversation

[Server-devel] Mesh connectivity from regular WiFi gear

2008-04-15 Thread Martin Langhoff
Michail, Wad, what do we know about the possibility of connecting to our active antennaes with regular WiFi hardware, perhaps from OTS laptops using linux? cheers, martin -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- School Server Architect - ask interesting questions - don't get distracted

[Server-devel] AP association, and mesh behaviour

2008-04-15 Thread Martin Langhoff
Hi list, Michail, here in Lima we are looking a behaviour of the network association UI that I am not sure whether is intended... The versions are: - image 703 - Q2D14 Process: 1 - the laptop boots and does not associate immediately to an AP or active antenna 2 - user selects an AP in the

Re: [Server-devel] [sugar] sugar roadmap

2008-04-16 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 8:29 PM, Benj. Mako Hill [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 10:02 PM, Martin Langhoff Personally, I have been dreaming of a mix between ion3 and Sugar's 4-zoom-stages. Talking with some hard-core ion3 friends, they seemed to be convinced

Re: [Server-devel] [sugar] sugar roadmap

2008-04-21 Thread Martin Langhoff
2008/4/22 Holger Levsen [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Ion also has an quite difficult upstream author. I'd suggest you look into awesome, see http://awesome.naquadah.org/ Looks nice. Trade difficult author for bad-choice-of-name? ;-) cheers, m -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- School

Re: [Server-devel] The road towards xs-0.3

2008-04-21 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 9:49 AM, Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am just settling down in my temporary office in Buenos Aires. And right now I am back in my actual office in Wellington, NZ. ;-) Work in BA was interrupted by a visit to Montevideo and Lima to meet the local teams

Re: [Server-devel] Software Status Meeting Tomorrow @ 1400 EST, #olpc-meeting, irc.freenode.org

2008-04-22 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 3:08 PM, Michael Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We'll be having our weekly status meeting tomorrow at 2:00 PM EST in #olpc-meeting on irc.freenode.org. Alright! That's a 6AM'er for me, but I'll be there ;-) cheers, martin -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [Server-devel] Collaboration between schools

2008-04-23 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 10:37 AM, Michael Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 06:28:57PM -0400, John Watlington wrote: I learned more about the network built by the MED in Peru for their schools. Each school is in its own VLAN, and cannot route to the other

Re: [Server-devel] Network Provisioning

2008-04-25 Thread Martin Langhoff
On 4/26/08, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I do dispute any claim that 1Gb/s network interfaces are over the top at this point in time. The cost difference on the manufacturing side is around $2. How does it translate to market price? I would put a strong recommendation for 1Gb

Re: [Server-devel] Network Provisioning

2008-04-25 Thread Martin Langhoff
On 4/26/08, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This deserves its own page, not just a discussion on another page. Yes, and I think it's 2 pages. One about how to run an XS in an existing infrastructure, the otherone is how to size a high-end XS. Martin and I got started in this direction

Re: [Server-devel] Extreme Linux Server Available to North America

2008-04-29 Thread Martin Langhoff
Holger mentioned the Plat'Home machines recently featured on Slashdot... Wad and myself looked at the specs recently. Overall, they are good, I think the summary is: - Good kit - sealed, fanless, flash RAM, lots to like... - RAM ceiling is too low. 512MB would be the minimum workable RAM right

Re: [Server-devel] Extreme Linux Server Available to North America

2008-04-29 Thread Martin Langhoff
2008/4/30 Holger Levsen [EMAIL PROTECTED]: On Tuesday 29 April 2008 22:41, Martin Langhoff wrote: If those same machines could be ordered with RAM ranging from 512 to 2GB... instant love ;-) -- add a fanless ext USB drive enclosure and run run run. did you contact the manufacturer

Re: [Server-devel] Collaboration between schools

2008-05-02 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 12:23 PM, Yama Ploskonka [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Al hijo de mi madre nadie le pisa el poncho Rioplatense saying I _am_ rioplatense and I can tell you - Javier is talking nonsense. m -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- School Server Architect - ask

Re: [Server-devel] solar Re: Extreme Linux Server Available to North America

2008-05-04 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 11:46 AM, Yama Ploskonka [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What is the provenance of those panels and is there any publicly available information on their performance re:XOs the rest of us can use? I'm not sure which of the solar panels / blankets it is. There is really good

Re: [Server-devel] Open-door Fridays in Wellington, NZ (and a SHDH)

2008-05-04 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 10:51 AM, Kim Quirk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sounds great, Martin! 'super happy dev house' -- is that a new zealand specialty? Ours is Super Happy Dev House Aotearoa, but there are several around the world http://superhappydevhouse.org.nz/

Re: [Server-devel] Odd Libertas load error

2008-05-05 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 5:17 PM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'll get back to you on that. This isn't the firmware, it is the /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/libertas/*.ko modules, libertas and usb8xxx Today I got a new piece of kit to test this - HP/Compaq

Re: [Server-devel] Odd Libertas load error

2008-05-07 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 3:38 PM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I went into the xs/testing/updates/7/i386 repo, restored the 686 versions of the kernel, and did a createrepo That's cheating ;-) I was actually wondering about the module build ;-) I would suggest not using forwarders

Re: [Server-devel] Possible Jabber Problem on Server

2008-05-08 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 4:48 AM, Andrew Berkowitz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: When I tried to uninstall ejabberd, rpm complained that ejabberd is needed by xs-pkgs-0.3.0-1.noarch Yes, it's just a metapackage - no actual files installled. Feel free to uninstall/reinstall it. If I set up jabber to

Re: [Server-devel] Build 163

2008-05-12 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 9:59 AM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Build 163 has finally been smoke tested on a few platforms *Thanks* for this! In case people wonder, I was mostly out-of-action last week, recovering after a minor accident (minor for me, not for the car :-/ ). server.

Re: [Server-devel] Possible Jabber Problem on Server

2008-05-13 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 5:36 AM, Berkowitz Andrew (Project Connect) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Martin had suggested that we can just wipe out the database without reinstalling the package. So back to the question: Can the database be wiped out and recreated without reinstalling? We haven't

Re: [Server-devel] Fwd: Installing 1.63

2008-05-14 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 8:19 AM, Berkowitz Andrew (Project Connect) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I didn't realize that olpc-install would run automatically. The wiki instructions explicitly say that it needs to be run at the command prompt. Maybe we should fix the wiki. I think the issue

Re: [Server-devel] XS 163 videos

2008-05-15 Thread Martin Langhoff
2008/5/16 Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Jesse padilla form Manizales, Colombia has uploaded some videos about XS 163 server build installation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjHpN7-XVKw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwvZsJYzJ_s Interesting! The show the initial

Re: [Server-devel] Permissions in /sys/class/net/msh0

2008-05-15 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 2:50 PM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ouch. That sounds familiar from early days of debugging the install. It sounds like your Frankenmachine is a 586, and needs the restricted kernel I put in build 161. The next major release should probably include a 586

[Server-devel] XO-XS backups

2008-05-15 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 3:04 PM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Indeed - working on [backups] right now. Great. What approach are you taking (new thread, perhaps ?) At this stage, I am slowly hacking on ds-backup.py. My plan so far is to - Simplify ds-backup to - do a simple

Re: [Server-devel] XS 163 videos

2008-05-15 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 3:59 PM, Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yep i t is possible we will work on that ;). Eso sería fantástico! :-) m -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- School Server Architect - ask interesting questions - don't get distracted with shiny

Re: [Server-devel] Problems with mesh OLPC Sur list / problemas con la malla

2008-05-18 Thread Martin Langhoff
2008/5/16 Yama Ploskonka [EMAIL PROTECTED]: original message follows El problema al que hacía referencia es que conocemos el funcionamiento de la malla en sí, lo que no hemos podido lograr es realizar una actividad colaborativa tal como se supone que debería ser. Hasta donde entiendo,

[Server-devel] Bitfrost's P_SERVER_AUTH

2008-05-19 Thread Martin Langhoff
Ivan, (or anyone close to the Bitfrost implementation) are there any further notes about how you intended the P_SERVER_AUTH stuff to work? Was this envisioned to be an ident-style service that responds to a crypto challenge (a safe variation of show you have the private key by signing this

Re: [Server-devel] XS software compatibility question

2008-05-21 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 2:36 PM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This server is running Fedora 7. If I try Fedora 8 or 9 to avoid that incompatible package, should your packages still work? There lie uncharted waters. Dennis might be able to help with that answer. I suspect that

Re: [Server-devel] XS software compatibility question

2008-05-21 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 2:51 PM, Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Wad said it best. All I can add is a suggestion to read through xs-config to get an idea of what we are tweaking and cherry pick the bits you might want. Actually, might be better to do git clone git://dev.laptop.org

Re: [Server-devel] Datastore backup - request for help

2008-05-21 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 2:45 PM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Michail is choosing a method, which will be used by NM and should be used by other laptop tasks as well. It will almost certainly not be SSID based. Cool. I'll keep my ears open - Michail, I assume you'll ping me when

Re: [Server-devel] Datastore backup - request for help

2008-05-21 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 3:43 PM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: That question was asked at the school server presentation today, by someone from Teaching Matters (IIRC) who knew of you. They commented that 1GB seemed very low for 100 students where Moodle was involved. That's for

Re: [Server-devel] The road towards xs-0.3 - update

2008-05-25 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 9:49 AM, Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am just settling down in my temporary office in Buenos Aires. Things have moved forward quite a bit in the meantime, but alas we haven't seen a 0.3 release. There's been some delays and distractions - setting up shop

Re: [Server-devel] Edublog notes (was: Re: The road towards xs-0.3 - update)

2008-06-02 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 7:09 AM, Greg Smith (gregmsmi) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sanity check on our high level concept. The core idea of this software is to present an easy to use interface so kids can post to blogs. Enter text, click post you are done. Yes, and that's fantastic. But if I

Re: [Server-devel] Edublog notes (was: Re: The road towards xs-0.3 - update)

2008-06-03 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 1:27 AM, Greg Smith (gregmsmi) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On the sanity check, that's not it :-( Well, I think it is pretty close :-) What you described is roughly what I had read a few weeks (months?) ago. So I described an additional step - an xo activity to blog, that you

Re: [Server-devel] Edublog notes (was: Re: The road towards xs-0.3 - update)

2008-06-04 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 11:10 AM, Greg Smith (gregmsmi) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I want to minimize the scope but I see feature creep coming so we better plan for it in advance. Me too. I also want to have a solid app with a long-term maintenance plan :-) Great to hear we aren'to far away... I

Re: [Server-devel] Problems installing XS on new system for Uruguay

2008-06-05 Thread Martin Langhoff
2008/6/5 Tony Pearson [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Hardware: Nice hw! But the sata controler might not be supported. When you load F8 64-bit or Ubuntu, - what does lspci say about the SATA controller? - what kernel module loads for it? (dmesg will name it) Problem 1: I boot from XS-163.iso and

Re: [Server-devel] Problems installing XS on new system for Uruguay

2008-06-05 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 11:31 AM, Tony Pearson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Martin, I'll try the lspci commands to see what it says. What dmesg should I look for? -- when I do: dmesg | grep sd[ab] I get that it finds both /sda and /sdb individually, so not detecting the RAID mode. Probably

Re: [Server-devel] Problems installing XS on new system for Uruguay

2008-06-05 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 1:21 PM, Greg Smith (gregmsmi) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Tony's will be much closer to a full blown XS. It wont be a school gateway, cache, jabber, wireless or filtering box. Its mainly a web server but it should include Moodle and everything else needed for EduBlog. Ok

Re: [Server-devel] EduBlog Revised Project Plan

2008-06-06 Thread Martin Langhoff
Hi Greg! On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 9:05 AM, Greg Smith (gregmsmi) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks to Wad and Martin for uncovering the OS problem! Yes - that's a pretty important thing. And leads into a second thing that is tricky - if you want Edublog to work on both infrastructures (Ceibal's

Re: [Server-devel] Edublog notes (Tomeu Vizoso)

2008-06-06 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 9:35 AM, Tarun Pondicherry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I wasn't aware that teachers were using non-XO laptops. If this is the You should check with Ceibal/LATU but IIRC they do have teachers with plain old laptops. Most countries have this mixed client requirement. case,

Re: [Server-devel] 'Interactive' XS installation - was: Problems installing XS on new system for Uruguay

2008-06-06 Thread Martin Langhoff
2008/6/6 Stefan Reitz [EMAIL PROTECTED]: FYI (and please comment) A good trick is to use the liveiso-to-disk script to turn the XS installer ISO a bootable usb key. Once it's there, fiddle with the kickstart file all you want to get the partitioning scheme right ;-) cheers, martin -- [EMAIL

Re: [Server-devel] EduBlog Revised Project Plan

2008-06-08 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Greg Smith (gregmsmi) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My top concern with requiring Moodle for August delivery is that no one has Moodle yet. Do you know of any plan to install Moodle in Ceibal/Uruguay? Nothing specific. CC'ing Emiliano, who might know a bit more.

Re: [Server-devel] EduBlog Revised Project Plan

2008-06-08 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 6:39 AM, Tarun Pondicherry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've finally figured out how to get ou blog working. Cool. This we'd have to do with any design approach, so its no problem doing this within the OU Blog Module. But, I don't think its enough for early deployments;

Re: [Server-devel] EduBlog Revised Project Plan

2008-06-09 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 1:51 PM, Yama Ploskonka [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Could we have both? Well, it's just more work. If you get into programming, we can do more ;-) We are just prioritising which one to do *first*. If we had abundance of time and programmers, you'd get both and a shiny new

Re: [Server-devel] EduBlog v0.1 Available for Comment!

2008-06-13 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:45 AM, Tarun Pondicherry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The blog link takes the kid to the sitewide standard Moodle blog page. Tarun, you're generally heading in the right direction, but I would recommend that you pick whether to use standard moodle blog, or oublog - so

[Server-devel] [PATCH] Introducing ds_backup.sh - a lightweight wrapper.

2008-06-16 Thread martin . langhoff
From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] ds_backup.sh gets called from cron and/or from NetworkManager, and decides whether it's a good time to attempt a backup. It also protects ds_backup.py from concurrent executions, staggers clients to avoid stampedes, and keeps various other demons at bay

Re: [Server-devel] Modify the Kickstart File on XS-163

2008-06-16 Thread Martin Langhoff
2008/6/16 Tony Pearson [EMAIL PROTECTED]: packages and @post script. Does that look reasonable? Hmmm. I don't quite understand what is happening here. Our current ks file is here, but it is built to support the livecd bootstrapping process - a different beast altogether:

Re: [Server-devel] kernel panic in XS-163

2008-06-17 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 1:31 AM, Tony Pearson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Please, let me know what I need to help figure this out? What information should I gather for these kinds of problems. Had a chat with Wad today about this - the kernel is the _latest_ kernel on vanilla F7. The standard F7

Re: [Server-devel] kernel panic in XS-163

2008-06-18 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 10:25 AM, Tony Pearson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Martin, I tried different kernels: 2.6.25.04-fd16 Gentoo-based SysRescueCD -- works 2.6.23.17-88.fc7 Fedora 7-i386 install DVD -- works 2.6.23.1-21.fc7 the XS-163 CD -- kernel panic 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 Fedora 7-i386

Re: [Server-devel] Edublog - How do I select tinyMCE in moodle?

2008-06-18 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 3:25 AM, Tarun Pondicherry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: For Edublog, will it matter much which version we use? Sorry, perhaps I haven't been clear - when I've said 1.9, I was thinking of the tip of MOODLE_19_STABLE, the latest in the 1.9.x series. Right now, it would be

[Server-devel] [PATCH 3/4] ds_backup.py: remove dbus and json dependencies

2008-06-19 Thread martin . langhoff
From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] Now that we don't talk to the datastore, drop these dependencies. --- ds_backup.py | 29 - 1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-) diff --git a/ds_backup.py b/ds_backup.py index 3ae9df2..dabcf39 100755

[Server-devel] [PATCH 4/4] Making space for server-side code

2008-06-19 Thread martin . langhoff
From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] --- client/ds_backup.py | 136 client/ds_backup.sh | 144 +++ ds_backup.py| 136 ds_backup.sh

Re: [Server-devel] VPN server for our project

2008-06-22 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 9:49 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My question: has anyone experimented the fonction of a VPN network involving remote XS servers ? The hw will have no problem with running VPNs but many XS will be on networks links that are very constrained and don't play well with VPNs

Re: [Server-devel] Ultra Mobile XO Server

2008-06-23 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 2:23 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We could have 2 options: a/ a dedicated XO based XS server, to be used during classtime, serving eventually a few ( 40-50) XOs, for example in a class) as well as the teachers monitoring XO. Hi Samy! Excellent project! I think this

Re: [Server-devel] Ultra Mobile XO Server

2008-06-23 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 11:12 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Using the mesh? Wiki and experience say the mesh cannot handle 40 XOs, probably 15 is tops. We have here in France 'nil' experience and we will value your input and comments concerning the feasibility and scaleability of each

Re: [Server-devel] Target price and quantitiy

2008-06-23 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 11:29 AM, Christopher Niemöller [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Whats the typical power source for the server? 12V DC or 24V DC or 110V AC or 230V AC? All of them - some locations will have 110VAC/230VAC but some regions have no power grid. In all cases, power is prone to

[Server-devel] [PATCH] postprocess.py gets fleshed out, and incrontab tweaks

2008-06-26 Thread martin . langhoff
From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] postprocess.py now provides hardlinked timestamped directories, and maintains a symlink pointing to the latest transferred directory. The timestamped directories are maintained with a resolution of the nearest minute - we don't expect to have more than one

[Server-devel] [PATCH] ds-backup client - fix rsync paths to the XS.

2008-06-26 Thread martin . langhoff
From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] --- client/ds_backup.py |8 +--- client/ds_backup.sh |2 +- 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-) diff --git a/client/ds_backup.py b/client/ds_backup.py index 60d0be2..089a2e9 100755 --- a/client/ds_backup.py +++ b/client

Re: [Server-devel] [PATCH] postprocess.py: an incrond-triggered script to cleanup file transfers

2008-06-27 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 8:44 PM, Michael Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 07:10:18PM -0400, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Are we content with the exceptions that might result from postprocessing.py if run with fewer than two arguments? Do we ever expect that postprocess.py

Re: [Server-devel] Wikiserver on XS

2008-06-27 Thread Martin Langhoff
Hi Phillip, On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 9:31 PM, Philipp Kocher [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is there a wikiserver installed on the XS? it's in the plan, but it's not there yet. The (drafty) plan is to have - a slightly customised mediawiki install for local (created in the school) content and collab

Re: [Server-devel] Wikiserver on XS

2008-06-28 Thread Martin Langhoff
2008/6/28 David Van Assche [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Moodle's integrated wiki is great, easy to set up and easy to use. Yes, and it's getting a major upgrade to a new codebase (known as nwiki). WRT offline moodle, I did part of the architecture and very small part of the programming of OUs offline

Re: [Server-devel] PostgreSQL + Moodle

2008-06-29 Thread Martin Langhoff
2008/6/29 Myles Carrick [EMAIL PROTECTED]: looks like the package already created /var/www/moodle/data with appropriate permissions so above was not necessary It's really important for security that the moodledata directory NOT be in the webroot like this, otherwise Moodle's roles

[Server-devel] [PATCH] ds-backup client - exit with HTTP error codes when appropriate

2008-06-30 Thread martin . langhoff
From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] So callers can potentially do something smart with them. Thanks to Michael Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] for the idea. --- client/ds_backup.py |2 +- 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-) diff --git a/client/ds_backup.py b/client/ds_backup.py

Re: [Server-devel] Laptop XS working

2008-06-30 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 4:14 PM, David Leeming [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I got them collaborating (at the same time accessing Internet - so via the server) without even registering. How could that be? But I will do so. XOs are smart enough to collaborate even without the XS, and in this case

Re: [Server-devel] Laptop XS working

2008-06-30 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 5:00 PM, Phill Hardstaff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Good stuff David, we have been playing with the server here, and without the active antennas it is not that simple, we had do quite a bit of playing around to get things to work with a normal access point but we got there

[Server-devel] Samba's Talloc and mem pressure on the XS - tinkerers?

2008-06-30 Thread Martin Langhoff
Opening post cross-posted to devel@ but please reply only to server-devel@ :-) Couple weeks ago we had Tridge @ 1CC and while jg and I cried about memory pressure on XO and XS, he suggested we try talloc, and monitor actual memory usage with the newfangled smaps. This is something I'm very keen

Re: [Server-devel] Samba's Talloc and mem pressure on the XS - tinkerers?

2008-06-30 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 10:12 PM, Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Couple weeks ago we had Tridge @ 1CC and while jg and I cried about memory pressure on XO and XS, he suggested we try talloc, and monitor actual memory usage with the newfangled smaps. Key links: http://talloc.samba.org

Re: [Server-devel] Samba's alloc_mmap and mem pressure on the XS - tinkerers?

2008-06-30 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 10:12 PM, Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Opening post cross-posted to devel@ but please reply only to server-devel@ :-) Argh. Getting old and stuff. I seem to be losing my memory - it was alloc_mmap. After this correction, let's go back to server-devel

Re: [Server-devel] eth0 statii IP

2008-07-03 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 2:41 PM, Tim Moody [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: In general a little more flexibility for people who are testing would be nice including, while I'm at it, the ability to partition the machine during the install. We will have to port the network config script to F9 so that

[Server-devel] Some documentation for DS-Backup

2008-07-07 Thread Martin Langhoff
(Sorry about the cross-post, this affects XS and XO...) Here is some initial documentation on DS-backup, including usage scenarios, basic test steps, and longer-term plans http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Blueprints:Datastore_Simple_Backup_and_Restore cheers, m -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL

Re: [Server-devel] Content management in the XS

2008-07-07 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 9:23 PM, David Leeming [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: OK - it's a moodle / scorm bug or issue, not an XO bug... Right. File in tracker.moodle.org and assign it to me if you want :-) m -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- School Server Architect - ask interesting

Re: [Server-devel] Some documentation for DS-Backup

2008-07-08 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Greg Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: That's a much requested feature from the field as you know! Thanks for working on it. :-) Are you in synch with the XO side of the work needed? Can you check bug ID 7392 and confirm it covers what you need? Michael Stone

Re: [Server-devel] Some documentation for DS-Backup

2008-07-08 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 4:36 PM, Robson Mendonça [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: it is very nice document, and I saw the WebJournal inserted in the list =D. :-) making this API Well, wearing the architect hat, my move at this moment is no APIs for now. Let's keep it simple. Tomeu, what you think

Re: [Server-devel] Some documentation for DS-Backup

2008-07-08 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 5:06 PM, Tomeu Vizoso [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Would be nice if the act of browsing and retrieving entries from the backup could happen inside the journal itself, but for now, I think we should go for using Browse to browse the backup from the webserver and download

Re: [Server-devel] volunteer for offline Moodle

2008-07-11 Thread Martin Langhoff
Hi Tony! welcome! Your analysis is good, and similar to one of the offline moodle projects that is already underway. Unfortunately - as an experienced moodle core programmer - I can see that building offline moodle that way has significant roadblocks, some of which are a deal-killer for the long

Re: [Server-devel] volunteer for offline Moodle

2008-07-13 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 5:53 PM, David Van Assche [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: So the Google Gears rpm is finished (good lesson for me on how to package for Fedora) and we are working on the final obstacle for Browse, which is finding where in God's name the chrome subdirs are supposed to go...

Re: [Server-devel] Moodle: File upload question

2008-07-13 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 6:42 PM, Tarun Pondicherry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I posted this question on the Moodle forums a while ago, but got no response. I was thinking you might know the answer. http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=100822#p445265 I replied right there. if you mention

Re: [Server-devel] Puppet -- looks like a neat tool for managing school servers

2008-07-13 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 8:45 PM, Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://reductivelabs.com/trac/puppet/wiki/PuppetIntroduction I will probably play w/ it tomorrow. could be a neat tool for keeping xs's up-to-date I am familiar with Puppet. We might steal a few ideas and tools from it, but

[Server-devel] OLPC/Sugar related MIME Types...

2008-07-13 Thread Martin Langhoff
I am going to add some MIME types for Apache on the XO - application/vnd.olpc-sugar xo - application/vnd.olpc-content xol - application/vnd.olpc-journal-entry xoj The above list comes from a bit of Googling about. Are there any other mime types that we care about? cheers, m -- [EMAIL

[Server-devel] [PATCH] postprocess: Set ACLs properly

2008-07-14 Thread martin . langhoff
From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] As part of the post-processing, we grant access to Apache, so that ds-restore can do its job properly. --- server/postprocess.py | 31 ++- 1 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-) diff --git a/server/postprocess.py b

[Server-devel] [PATCH] Update apache config to enable ds-restore, remove debug settings

2008-07-14 Thread martin . langhoff
From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] --- server/apache-ds-backup.conf | 17 ++--- 1 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-) diff --git a/server/apache-ds-backup.conf b/server/apache-ds-backup.conf index 8ef5b84..7f7321a 100644 --- a/server/apache-ds-backup.conf +++ b

[Server-devel] [PATCH] Introducing: ds-restore.php - containing make_journal_entry_bundle()

2008-07-14 Thread martin . langhoff
From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] An initial version of the Datastore restore facility. This will support testing, and may help early users in the field. The code is meant to be fitted in the Moodle user view. It also introduces make_journal_entry_bundle() which will soon move to a moodle

Re: [Server-devel] OLPC/Sugar related MIME Types...

2008-07-14 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 1:29 AM, Greg Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Do you mean Apache on the XS? I didn't think we ran Apache on the XO! Of course, you re right. IT is Sugar/XO related MIME types to be configured on the XS :-) m -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- School Server

[Server-devel] [PATCH] httpd conf: add OLPC-specific MIME types

2008-07-16 Thread martin . langhoff
From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] --- This one is the correct version - apologies. --- fsroot.olpc.img/etc/httpd/conf.d/mime_olpc.conf | 14 ++ 1 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-) create mode 100644 fsroot.olpc.img/etc/httpd/conf.d/mime_olpc.conf diff --git

[Server-devel] [PATCH] Server - change the last symlink to be latest

2008-07-16 Thread martin . langhoff
From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] as it points to the latest complete backup. It is by no means the last one... --- server/ds-restore.php |4 ++-- server/postprocess.py |4 ++-- 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-) diff --git a/server/ds-restore.php b/server/ds

[Server-devel] [PATCH] ds-restore: Display snapshot date, get ready to list snapshots

2008-07-16 Thread martin . langhoff
From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] --- server/ds-restore.php | 32 +--- 1 files changed, 29 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-) diff --git a/server/ds-restore.php b/server/ds-restore.php index c42366f..d61f693 100644 --- a/server/ds-restore.php +++ b/server/ds

[Server-devel] [PATCH] Rename ds_backup.* to ds-backup.* and remove datastore.py from RPM

2008-07-16 Thread martin . langhoff
From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] The underscores only added confusion - for example the cron.d entry was broken. Also removed growdatastore.py from the RPM, and moved it to a more explicit devutils. It is only really useful for development, no need for in on the XOs. --- Makefile.build

Re: [Server-devel] SMS messaging

2008-07-18 Thread Martin Langhoff
Hi Ankur, note I've edited the CC list a bit :-) 2008/7/18 Ankur Verma [EMAIL PROTECTED]: I am able to receive SMS text messages through a mobile phone intended to be attached to school server. I need to forward this message to a specific XO connected on the jabber server. At this moment, I

Re: [Server-devel] patched bundles for EduBlog

2008-07-19 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 6:39 AM, Tomeu Vizoso [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: have uploaded new 656 bundles for Write and Browse that should be able to respectively import images and upload files regardless of how many files are in the journal: Cool - thanks!

[Server-devel] [PATCH] server: postprocess renamed to ds-postprocess.py

2008-07-20 Thread martin . langhoff
From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] --- server/{postprocess.py = ds-postprocess.py} |2 +- server/incron-ds-backup.conf |2 +- 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-) rename server/{postprocess.py = ds-postprocess.py} (98%) diff --git a/server

[Server-devel] [PATCH] ds-backup: RPM packaging for -server

2008-07-20 Thread martin . langhoff
From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sort out the server package, tidy up things along the way... --- Makefile.build | 14 -- Makefile.fedora |2 +- Makefile.package |2 +- ds-backup.spec.in| 30

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