Re: [Sugar-devel] Porting task - Can we use Mac OS and Virtual Box ?

2019-12-18 Thread James Simmons
recommends what I do, which is to get a cheap reconditioned computer and put Linux on that. It doesn't take much hardware to develop Sugar activities. There are also suggestions for development tools. James Simmons On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 1:43 PM James Cameron wrote: > G'day, > > Thanks f

Re: [Sugar-devel] [sugarlabs/readetexts] [WIP] Port to sugar3.speech (#9)

2018-09-25 Thread James Simmons
subscribed to some mailing lists. In any case, check out the link and it might help. I am grateful and humbled that someone is still maintaining my old Activities. James Simmons On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 10:36 AM Ibiam Chihurumnaya < notificati...@github.com> wrote: > @quozl <https://gith

Re: [Sugar-devel] Minor update to Make Your Own Sugar Activities!

2017-03-18 Thread James Simmons
found out how much she was paying people to do things I was doing for myself. That led me to write *Format Your Own Damned Book*: https://www.amazon.com/Format-Your-Own-Damned-Book-ebook/dp/B06WP5N93F This has not sold a single copy. James Simmons On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 8:24 PM, Tony Anderson &

Re: [Sugar-devel] Minor update to Make Your Own Sugar Activities!

2017-03-17 Thread James Simmons
longer than I have. Where I work they think I knew Charles Babbage personally. James Simmons On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 9:33 PM, Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net> wrote: > Gonzalo, > > I did look at the activity. However, I think there is immense value in > introducing learne

Re: [Sugar-devel] Minor update to Make Your Own Sugar Activities!

2017-03-16 Thread James Simmons
Gonzalo, I looked at it maybe two years ago. I still lurk on the mailing lists for this project but I'm not actively developing anything, so my opinions may have passed their sell by date. James Simmons On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 6:33 AM, Gonzalo Odiard <godi...@gmail.com> wrote: >

Re: [Sugar-devel] Minor update to Make Your Own Sugar Activities!

2017-03-15 Thread James Simmons
ooks to PG and archive.org, etc. Maybe MYOSA needs a chapter on using the XO for developing applications, installing Git and using it locally, etc. My own XO has been in a drawer for a couple of years. James Simmons On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 12:46 AM, Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net> wrote: > H

Re: [Sugar-devel] Minor update to Make Your Own Sugar Activities!

2017-03-14 Thread James Simmons
nd I think our current setup promotes that. James Simmons On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 9:28 AM, Laura Vargas <la...@somosazucar.org> wrote: > > > 2017-03-14 7:13 GMT-05:00 Walter Bender <walter.ben...@gmail.com>: > >> >> >> On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 12:4

[Sugar-devel] Minor update to Make Your Own Sugar Activities!

2017-03-13 Thread James Simmons
arlabs* organization. This chapter is still a reasonable introduction to using Git, but when you set up your project repository you should use the excellent instructions provided on GitHub instead of the Gitorious instructions provided here. I hope this helps in some way. James S

Re: [Sugar-devel] Question about Sugarizing a Python program

2017-03-08 Thread James Simmons
that you should be OK. James Simmons On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 10:17 AM, Nguyen, Lam <nguye...@dickinson.edu> wrote: > Thank you for the responses. James Simmon's book looks especially > interesting. We will look into the approaches suggested. Meanwhile, we > welcome any fur

Re: [Sugar-devel] Are you using Sugar daily for your own education?

2016-06-07 Thread James Simmons
Dave, If you think it will help, please do. James Simmons On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 12:38 PM, Dave Crossland <d...@lab6.com> wrote: > > On 7 June 2016 at 10:47, James Simmons <nices...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Considering that I am fifty years older than the target aud

Re: [Sugar-devel] Are you using Sugar daily for your own education?

2016-06-07 Thread James Simmons
ructionist education and led to me doing a lot of interesting projects that I would not have done otherwise. Considering that I am fifty years older than the target audience for Sugar I'd have to say that's pretty good. James Simmons On Mon, May 30, 2016 at 11:46 AM, Dave Crossland <d...@la

Re: [Sugar-devel] [ASLO] Release Read ETexts-27

2016-01-25 Thread James Simmons
not have much support for PDF (the only format the Read Activity could use at the time). I had a lot more time to work on Sugar code and documentation back then. I don't remember how. James Simmons On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 9:06 PM, James Cameron <qu...@laptop.org> wrote: > G'day James,

Re: [Sugar-devel] [ASLO] Release Read ETexts-27

2016-01-25 Thread James Simmons
and highlight the word. The highlighting skips over words or lags behind much of the time. Not really robust enough to share with anyone at this point. James Simmons On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 3:01 PM, James Cameron <qu...@laptop.org> wrote: > Thanks. > > How practical is it to add a

Re: [Sugar-devel] [ASLO] Release Read ETexts-27

2016-01-25 Thread James Simmons
James, I've made the changes. It works on the latest Fedora. Accelerator for Stop button is fixed. James Simmons On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 5:30 PM, James Simmons <nices...@gmail.com> wrote: > James, > > At the moment the highlighting code doesn't work that well. What it does >

Re: [Sugar-devel] [ASLO] Release Read ETexts-27

2016-01-24 Thread James Simmons
for something like three years and this sounds new. James Simmons On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 6:18 PM, James Cameron <qu...@laptop.org> wrote: > On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 04:28:50PM -0500, Sugar Labs Activities wrote: > > http://activities.sugarlabs.org/downloads/file/29159/re

Re: [Sugar-devel] Working text to speech example needed

2016-01-23 Thread James Simmons
than that. I'll keep looking at this, but my guess is that something didn't get installed. James Simmons On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 7:51 AM, James Simmons <nices...@gmail.com> wrote: > James, > > Correction, it looks like the Clock Activity uses Gst. You've given me > some things to try

Re: [Sugar-devel] Working text to speech example needed

2016-01-23 Thread James Simmons
. Apparently later versions of Sugar can support that. James Simmons On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 2:33 PM, Jerry Vonau <m...@jvonau.ca> wrote: > Think you might be missing the pygobject2 rpm, from 'dnf info pygobject2' > Description : The pygobject2 package provides a conven

[Sugar-devel] Working text to speech example needed

2016-01-22 Thread James Simmons
have that working either. Are there any working applications that use gst-plugins-espeak? James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

[Sugar-devel] Problem with espeak in Read ETexts

2016-01-13 Thread James Simmons
bject" is the text in the exception. Other Activities like Speak are using code that looks like mine, so I don't know what is happening. Thoughts? James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] Need help getting started

2016-01-08 Thread James Simmons
Akhil, I'd recommend having a look at this as well: http://en.flossmanuals.net/make-your-own-sugar-activities/ James Simmons On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 12:37 PM, Julio Daniel Reyes <nemesisco...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello akhil, > > Some useful links: > > *Development

Re: [Sugar-devel] Current status of collaboration work

2015-12-26 Thread James Simmons
that. I don't know how much time I'll have to devote to this, but I want to do it. I'd like to know more about this Tubes wrapper to start with. Is there anything I can read to start learning about it? James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar

Re: [Sugar-devel] Translations with our NEW Pootle instance

2014-12-25 Thread James Simmons
Martin, I have copied several of my Activities to github. On the Wiki page they are shown as being maintained by Jdsimmons. I'm trying to figure out how to add pootle to the committers and if I did everything right. The projects are: viewslides read-sd-comics sugar-commander get-ia-books James

Re: [Sugar-devel] Need your views, ASAP.

2014-03-21 Thread James Simmons
for tablets and touch screens and of course we want to use the latest supported software. In any case, while using GTK3 over time may have a big impact in the short term it doesn't break anything. I'm not sure we could say the same thing about rewriting Sugar to use Python 3. James Simmons On Thu, Mar 20

Re: [Sugar-devel] Need your views, ASAP.

2014-03-21 Thread James Simmons
Walter, I wasn't saying we shouldn't do it. It just sounded like it would have more impact than anything we've attempted so far. If you could do it in such a way that most older Activities remain functional that's great. I got the impression you could not. James Simmons On Fri, Mar 21, 2014

[Sugar-devel] Make Your Own Sugar Activities! updated on FLOSS Manuals website

2014-03-05 Thread James Simmons
your bio in the About The Authors chapter this would be a good time to do that. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

[Sugar-devel] HTML 5 chapters for Make Your Own Sugar Activities!

2014-02-26 Thread James Simmons
to this book will change your life. However, it definitely changed mine. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] HTML 5 chapters for Make Your Own Sugar Activities!

2014-02-26 Thread James Simmons
to information about it. James Simmons On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 10:56 AM, Sai Vineet saivinee...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, Yes we need a Web Activity chapter. But a whole book would be probably nicer, since the whole method of development changes in Web Activities. Do we have docs for sugar-web? I

[Sugar-devel] Docs for sugar-runner?

2014-02-21 Thread James Simmons
Activities! book and under development environment setup I had a section considering the pros and cons of using sugar-jhbuild, later revised to sugar-build. Maybe I'm just confused. If you wanted to check out the latest Sugar code and run it on your desktop how would you do it? James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] Docs for sugar-runner?

2014-02-21 Thread James Simmons
Thanks to you and Alan for your answers. That does clear things up. James Simmons On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 4:33 PM, Daniel Narvaez dwnarv...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, sugar-build is not obsolete. If you want the very latest sugar from git or an approach that works independently from

Re: [Sugar-devel] PyGame/ Sugargame issues with GTK 3

2014-02-19 Thread James Simmons
It occurs to me to ask if sugargame is still something you need to copy the code into your activity to use or if it is part of sugar proper. I'm still taking the latest code and copying it in. James Simmons On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 2:52 AM, James Simmons nices...@gmail.com wrote: Alan

Re: [Sugar-devel] PyGame/ Sugargame issues with GTK 3

2014-02-19 Thread James Simmons
, and I could correct my personal copy of sugargame. I was a bit surprised to find that while so much has changed in Sugar since I wrote the book but sugargame still isn't an official part of the Sugar API. It's been a couple of years now. James Simmons On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 5:56 AM, Manuel

[Sugar-devel] PyGame/ Sugargame issues with GTK 3

2014-02-18 Thread James Simmons
keys when running under sugar-runner so I don't know why pygame would have a problem. The stand alone version (no sugar or Gtk) works just fine. This makes me thing there is a bug in the new sugargame. I wonder if anyone has thoughts on how I could diagnose and fix this. James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] Does it make sense to have Activities copy text to the clipboard?

2014-01-15 Thread James Simmons
have to see if that one still works. I know textbuffer.get_text() used to take only two parameters and now needs three. But thanks for confirming that the clipboard works as I described. That means it's my problem and I can try and figure it out. James Simmons On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Re: [Sugar-devel] Does it make sense to have Activities copy text to the clipboard?

2014-01-15 Thread James Simmons
I'm using Fedora 20 and the version of sugar-runner that ships with that. I'm modifying the Gtk3 versions of the code that Aneesh Dogra did for last year's GCI. It doesn't sound like Sugar is the issue here. James Simmons On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 5:07 AM, Gonzalo Odiard godi

[Sugar-devel] Does it make sense to have Activities copy text to the clipboard?

2014-01-14 Thread James Simmons
have several of these, and there was a menu option to make Journal entries out of them. That's how I remember it, anyway. I don't see this anymore, and I wonder if it is a change to Sugar itself or just a bug in my code. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel

[Sugar-devel] How to add tasks to GCI list?

2013-11-25 Thread James Simmons
since Lionel contributed his guest chapter on the topic and that could use a chapter too. At least one. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] your help needed

2013-10-23 Thread James Simmons
the new toolbars (or what I called the new toolbars in the first edition). Possibly some other tasks. James Simmons On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Walter Bender walter.ben...@gmail.comwrote: We have less than one week to pull together our preliminary list of mentors and tasks for our Google

Re: [Sugar-devel] Activities with deprecated fields in activity.info

2013-10-22 Thread James Simmons
nothing to update, from what I can see. James Simmons On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 6:29 AM, Gonzalo Odiard gonz...@laptop.org wrote: In sugar 0.98 or newer, we not longer read the fields service_name and class in the activity.info file. These fields were deprecated on sugar 0.96 [1] and sugar-toolkit

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Sugar Digest 2013-08-22

2013-08-23 Thread James Simmons
. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] Usage of sugar-build

2013-07-26 Thread James Simmons
, as that could be a stumbling block for some. I am a bit puzzled about profile not working. I *think* I'm doing it right. James Simmons On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 5:55 AM, Manuel Quiñones ma...@laptop.org wrote: 2013/7/25 James Simmons nices...@gmail.com: I tried out Alt-Tab switching and it works

[Sugar-devel] Usage of sugar-build

2013-07-25 Thread James Simmons
-Shift-Q to quit the Sugar environment. Speculation on what will happen with future RPM distributions of Sugar. Will there still be a menu option under Education? Anything else anyone can think of? James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] Usage of sugar-build

2013-07-25 Thread James Simmons
on the subject. I agree the book needs more but I get the impression that we're still working out the details on this. I am somewhat comfortable with HTML, JS, CSS, embedded fonts, and the like but I may not be the best person to write these chapters, at least until things stabilize a bit. James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] Usage of sugar-build

2013-07-25 Thread James Simmons
wanted to get rid of Xephyr, and I've experienced problems with Sugar in Xephyr myself so I can see why, but I'm still kind of puzzled by this and I think MYOSA readers would be too. James Simmons On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:19 AM, Walter Bender walter.ben...@gmail.comwrote: On Thu, Jul 25

Re: [Sugar-devel] Usage of sugar-build

2013-07-25 Thread James Simmons
Sugar in a Window it says Sugar Runner. I can't tell if it still uses Xephyr or not. On the other hand, profile got ignored. In the F1 and F2 views of Sugar I am identified as James Simmons from my login id, not Willy Wonka. It seems to me that getting rid of Xephyr was supposed to be a big

[Sugar-devel] Problems downloading RPM's in osbuild

2013-07-23 Thread James Simmons
', u'sqlite-devel', u'libxkbfile-devel', u'libXtst-devel', u'yasm']' returned non-zero exit status 1 It looks like a problem with yum as it does the same damned thing when I try running yum from the command line after doing su. On the other hand the graphical package manager works just fine. James

[Sugar-devel] Docs for sugar build not where I thought

2013-07-07 Thread James Simmons
They are not. There are two links on this page and both are dead. So I'm stuck and so are my readers. Can somebody give me an up to date link? Thanks, James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar

Re: [Sugar-devel] Is PyGame already installed on real XO ?

2013-06-28 Thread James Simmons
which you may find worth checking out. There has been a LOT of discussion on the list lately about how best to do this, so this chapter cannot be considered the last word on the subject, but it should be a good place to begin. James Simmons On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 7:04 PM, laurent bernabe

[Sugar-devel] Fwd: Is PyGame already installed on real XO ?

2013-06-27 Thread James Simmons
Laurent, I'm forwarding this to the list. The only thing I know about GCompris chess is that it exists. It looks like GCompris use to be distributed as a bunch of individual Activities and now they are all one Activity. Someone on the list may be able to help. James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] Running sugar in a window

2013-06-26 Thread James Simmons
and maybe that is an alternative but I can never remember how to do it. So I'd prefer to keep it as an option even if there are known problems. James Simmons On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 8:16 PM, Gonzalo Odiard gonz...@laptop.org wrote: I use the option too. For me should be better keep it, just

Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar Framework for full HTML5 activity - subject proposal for GSoC

2013-03-22 Thread James Simmons
of these options. I definitely like the idea of having a sort of Phone Gap for Sugar where you could package up HTML 5 as an Activity without writing Python code. James Simmons On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 8:16 AM, lio...@olpc-france.org wrote: Hi all, ** ** I’m thinking to do a proposal for GSoC around

Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar Framework for full HTML5 activity - subject proposal for GSoC

2013-03-22 Thread James Simmons
Simmons On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 11:22 AM, Edward Mokurai Cherlin moku...@sugarlabs.org wrote: On Fri, March 22, 2013 10:29 am, James Simmons wrote: Lionel, I think this is definitely a great idea for GSoC. I like the work you've done in this area, but there was a fair amount of discussion

Re: [Sugar-devel] Activity to improve collaboration in the classroom

2013-03-15 Thread James Simmons
), and these entries would be available for download by anyone you had shared the list with. This functionality was supposed to be part of version 2 which never got written. James Simmons On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 4:12 PM, Gonzalo Odiard gonz...@laptop.org wrote: A few times, we found simple operations

[Sugar-devel] Revised version of Make Your Own Sugar Activities! just published

2013-03-12 Thread James Simmons
://en.flossmanuals.net/make-your-own-sugar-activities/index/ James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] [ASLO] [SANDBOX] View Slides-14

2013-03-04 Thread James Simmons
. As for running bundlebuilder I do run it from within the source directory I checked out from Git. setup.py is part of that source, and I run it as: ./setup.py dist_xo I have never run setup.py any other way than that. James Simmons On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 3:10 PM, Alan Jhonn Aguiar Schwyn alan

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Sugar Digest 2013-03-03

2013-03-04 Thread James Simmons
you can use that control to page through books when the XO-1 when it is in tablet mode. Will there be a similar control on the XO-4? James Simmons On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Walter Bender walter.ben...@gmail.comwrote: == Sugar Digest == 1. It has been crazy busy. With the upcoming XO4

Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar bundleBuilder

2013-03-04 Thread James Simmons
Simmons On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 9:25 AM, James Simmons nices...@gmail.com wrote: Gonzalo, I may be understanding my problem better now. In the three Activities I had trouble with the locale directory was in .git. I never heard from anyone that it was not supposed to be there. In the old

Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar bundleBuilder

2013-03-04 Thread James Simmons
Yes, my problem was that my locale directory is in Git. Back when we were using MANIFEST that might have been normal. Daniel has given me enough info to update my book, and since FLOSS Manuals are made with a Wiki I probably will be able to make a Diff. James Simmons On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 11

Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar bundleBuilder

2013-03-04 Thread James Simmons
Alan, I'll do that at home this evening, about 6 hours from now. James Simmons On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Alan Jhonn Aguiar Schwyn alan...@hotmail.com wrote: You try remove the folder from GIT (and make a commit) and make the .xo again? -- Date: Mon, 4

Re: [Sugar-devel] [ASLO] [SANDBOX] View Slides-14

2013-03-03 Thread James Simmons
not update to GTK3, but merely fixed up activity.info, deleted MANIFEST, and updated the bundlebuilder import in setup.py, all ran ./setup.py dist_xo with no problem. James Simmons On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 2:08 PM, Alan Jhonn Aguiar Schwyn alan...@hotmail.com wrote: This is what I want to say days

Re: [Sugar-devel] How to make a GTK3 EventBox accept the focus?

2013-03-01 Thread James Simmons
. You can tab into an Image but you can't make it take the focus by clicking on it. This link suggests that the event box is necessary: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14861503/catching-button-click-on-gtk-image-python-gtk3 I'm going to fool with this some more this weekend. James Simmons On Thu

Re: [Sugar-devel] How to make a GTK3 EventBox accept the focus?

2013-03-01 Thread James Simmons
but could not page through the images because the code to adjust the image in the scroller was broken. That's an easy mistake to make and it took me a long time to find, and your code samples helped me figure out what wasn't causing the problem. Thanks again, James Simmons On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Re: [Sugar-devel] How to make a GTK3 EventBox accept the focus?

2013-02-28 Thread James Simmons
. It was years ago. Maybe I've been doing it wrong the whole time. James Simmons On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 6:24 PM, Gonzalo Odiard gonz...@laptop.org wrote: Can you catch the key-press-event in the activity class? I think other activities like Read or Terminal do this. Gonzalo On Wed, Feb 27

Re: [Sugar-devel] How to make a GTK3 EventBox accept the focus?

2013-02-28 Thread James Simmons
Daniel, Thanks, that's a big help! James Simmons On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 10:20 AM, Daniel Narvaez dwnarv...@gmail.comwrote: GtkImage only works for me: from gi.repository import Gtk def image1_focus_in_cb(a, b): print(focus in 1) def image1_focus_out_cb(a, b): print(focus out

Re: [Sugar-devel] How to make a GTK3 EventBox accept the focus?

2013-02-27 Thread James Simmons
hoping you might have some thoughts or maybe an idea of how to do the keyboard paging a different way. James Simmons On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 6:20 AM, Manuel Quiñones ma...@laptop.org wrote: Hi James, 2013/2/24 James Simmons nices...@gmail.com: I was looking at the upgrade to GTK3 done for View

[Sugar-devel] How to make a GTK3 EventBox accept the focus?

2013-02-24 Thread James Simmons
for version 3. If anyone can point me in the right direction I'd be greatly obliged. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

[Sugar-devel] Read Etexts needs additional testing

2013-02-15 Thread James Simmons
can give me some guidance. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

[Sugar-devel] setup.py not including bookcatalog.txt in Read Etexts XO file

2013-02-15 Thread James Simmons
work without it. In the past setup.py always put this file in my .xo and I'm wondering why it isn't doing it now. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] Problems downloading PG titles without a web browser

2013-02-14 Thread James Simmons
agent string is not a problem for most uses. James Simmons On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 7:05 PM, Daniel Narvaez dwnarv...@gmail.com wrote: Actually it seems like you might be able to do it with urllib too. http://docs.python.org/2/library/urllib.html Search for urlopener, there is an example

[Sugar-devel] Problems downloading PG titles without a web browser

2013-02-10 Thread James Simmons
at www.gutenberg.org Port 80 My Activity is a much more convenient way of downloading books than a web browser. For one thing, it gives the downloaded file a more intelligent name than 119.zip. I would like for it to work again as it did before. Suggestions? James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] [gutvol-d] Problems downloading PG titles without a web browser

2013-02-10 Thread James Simmons
urllib2 supports it. I used the other because I was already using it for collaboration and it gives me a way to do a progress report on the download. I appreciate everyone's detective work and suggestions. James Simmons On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 1:22 PM, Marcello Perathoner marce...@perathoner.de

Re: [Sugar-devel] GCI2012 follow up

2013-01-22 Thread James Simmons
not know anyone was working on these Activities, but now that I do we can finish this up. I just need to know what version of Sugar is the oldest that uses GTK3 so I can list that version on ASLO. James Simmons On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 1:15 AM, Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddr...@gmail.comwrote: Dear GCI

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] About to teach Python programming

2013-01-14 Thread James Simmons
had Green Cards (IBM Assembly Pocket Reference) and we spent several class periods going over BAL instructions and what they did. It was probably the dumbest way you could teach BAL. James Simmons On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 5:08 PM, Steve Thomas sthom...@gosargon.com wrote: On Sat, Jan 12, 2013

[Sugar-devel] More new stuff in Make Your Own Sugar Activities1

2013-01-07 Thread James Simmons
the chapter yourself? Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the manual. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

[Sugar-devel] New Guest Chapters in Make Your Own Sugar Activities!

2013-01-04 Thread James Simmons
without buying it again, and free downloads for old and new will be on archive.org. I'm hoping to get more guest chapters, and not just from our younger developers (of course they will be especially welcome). James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list

Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar Digest 2012-12-17

2012-12-17 Thread James Simmons
he or she lives. Authors might get their pictures on the back cover too. James Simmons On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Walter Bender walter.ben...@gmail.comwrote: == Sugar Digest == 1. Google Code In [1] continues at a rapid pace. So far, we have 49 participants working on more than 170

[Sugar-devel] Question on GTK3 and HippoCanvas

2012-12-12 Thread James Simmons
with tips on replacing Hippo Canvas with regular GTK components. I'm interested in everyone's thoughts on this. James Simmons -- Forwarded message -- From: no-re...@google-melange.appspotmail.com Date: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 1:52 PM Subject: [Google Code-in 2012] New comment on Make your

Re: [Sugar-devel] Question on GTK3 and HippoCanvas

2012-12-12 Thread James Simmons
current content than the latest printed book. The printed books aren't selling all that well in any case. As new content is added to the published book on the web I'll send announcements to the lists. We might have an easier time getting translators once GCI is over with. James Simmons On Wed, Dec

Re: [Sugar-devel] Timing problem with GCI tasks

2012-12-09 Thread James Simmons
get credit for what you already did, but Walter seems to think you will and he would know. Cynthia Wasonga has the task now. She only just got it. I'd like to see what she does with it. Thanks and good luck, James Simmons On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Aneesh Dogra lionane...@gmail.com wrote

[Sugar-devel] Timing problem with GCI tasks

2012-12-07 Thread James Simmons
that by the time we actually have new content to translate the forty hours may be nearly gone. I've never done any mentoring on a project like this and I wonder if there is a way to give the new volunteer a fair amount of time to do the task. James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] Translation work [Google Code-In 2012]

2012-12-07 Thread James Simmons
to translate. Thanks, James Simmons On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Santiago Rodríguez Montero srodriguezmont...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, My name is Santiago and I had claimed your task for translation work in Google Code-In 2012 (link: http://www.google-melange.com/gci/task/view/google/gci2012

Re: [Sugar-devel] Timing problem with GCI tasks

2012-12-07 Thread James Simmons
Chris, OK. We can get rid of this task if it isn't eligible. We'll figure out some way of getting any new stuff translated after GCI is over. James Simmons On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 11:06 AM, Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddr...@gmail.comwrote: On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 10:50 AM, James Simmons nices

Re: [Sugar-devel] Timing problem with GCI tasks

2012-12-07 Thread James Simmons
the task descriptions to mention this but I don't have the authority. I'm thinking that we might split up Aneesh's task into two: 1). Port stuff to GTK3. 2). Write chapter on what you did. That way Aneesh could get credit for two tasks, plush credit as an author. James Simmons On Fri, Dec 7

Re: [Sugar-devel] Timing problem with GCI tasks

2012-12-07 Thread James Simmons
for the student). 2). Writing the chapter on how to do it could be a second task. James Simmons On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 1:55 PM, James Simmons nices...@gmail.com wrote: Chris, It looks like I have Ksitij Kumar doing the WebKit task and Aneesh Dogra doing the GTK3 port. Aneesh has made a clone of my

Re: [Sugar-devel] Timing problem with GCI tasks

2012-12-07 Thread James Simmons
. The other tasks aren't as large. James Simmons On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 2:28 PM, Walter Bender walter.ben...@gmail.comwrote: He gets create for the ports themselves, so I think this is a non-issue for him. I think he dropped out because he can only have one task open at a time and plans

[Sugar-devel] Fwd: [Google Code-in 2012] New comment on Make your own Sugar activity: Not Python

2012-12-03 Thread James Simmons
For GCI I had had two tasks claimed, then unclaimed about a minute afterwards. Is this happening to anyone else? So far these are the only claims I have. James Simmons -- Forwarded message -- From: no-re...@google-melange.appspotmail.com Date: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Re: [Sugar-devel] Fwd: [Google Code-in 2012] New comment on Make your own Sugar activity: Not Python

2012-12-03 Thread James Simmons
to write their own chapters. I can provide editing, of course, but I'd like to have a Guest Chapters section of the book where students can write chapters and put their bylines on them. I would hope that the students would want to stand up and be counted this way too. James Simmons On Mon, Dec 3

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Sugar Digest 2012-11-30

2012-11-30 Thread James Simmons
and others like them to make an improved version of MYOSA and give them a shot at literary immortality. It isn't fair for me to keep all of it for myself. James Simmons 2. Google Code-In [3] began on Monday. We have 22 mentors [4], 40 students [5], and 79 out of 132 tasks already completed [6

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Sugar Digest 2012-11-30

2012-11-30 Thread James Simmons
offer. James Simmons On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 2:54 PM, Walter Bender walter.ben...@gmail.comwrote: Perhaps we could break the editing update into chapters. -walter On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 3:44 PM, James Simmons nices...@gmail.com wrote: I am wondering if I did the best possible job setting up

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Notice to GCI mentors

2012-11-26 Thread James Simmons
Chris, I don't think it will be possible for me to spend much time in IRC. I am pretty good replying to email at this address. I have it open in a tab all day at work. I can also do Skype calls in the evenings. James Simmons On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 8:19 AM, Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddr

Re: [Sugar-devel] Needed: more Google Code-in Mentors

2012-11-20 Thread James Simmons
Alexandro, There is a workaround described here: http://code.google.com/p/soc/issues/detail?id=1640 I was able to use it myself and it worked. James Simmons On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Alexandro Colorado j...@oooes.org wrote: On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 1:40 PM, Walter Bender walter.ben

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Sugar Digest 2012-11-16

2012-11-16 Thread James Simmons
Two questions: 1). I cannot find the Request To Be A Mentor form on the Google Code-In site. I have a Gmail account so it looks like account-wise I'm all set. 2). The Python Joven has a developer named Naughty Cristofer? James Simmons On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 11:02 AM, Walter Bender

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Sugar Digest 2012-11-16

2012-11-16 Thread James Simmons
Chris, I tried the workaround and it works. I can see the dashboard and everything now. James Simmons On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 5:35 PM, Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddr...@gmail.comwrote: It seems many (not jsut Sugar Labs) are having difficulty creating profiles and registering as mentors. See

Re: [Sugar-devel] 2 points of Sugar Labs business

2012-11-13 Thread James Simmons
to assume that it doesn't use Python 3 or GTK3+. This means I'll need to install the latest sugar-jhbuild, etc. So I'm not exactly ready to dive into all this, but I'll do what I can. James Simmons On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM, Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddr...@gmail.comwrote: Dear James, I am

Re: [Sugar-devel] 2 points of Sugar Labs business

2012-11-13 Thread James Simmons
Chris, I have updated the Wiki to include an item under Documentation for updating MYOSA. I have a separate page explaining what I think would be needed or useful. This page will probably need to be revised. I am open to suggestions. James Simmons On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM, Chris

Re: [Sugar-devel] 2 points of Sugar Labs business

2012-11-13 Thread James Simmons
getting up to speed. James Simmons On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM, Daniel Narvaez dwnarv...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, a bit off topic, but I suspect you are going to have a really hard time to get latest sugar working on Fedora 15. sugar-jhbuild hasn't been updated in a while and, well

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Sugar Digest 2012-09-18

2012-09-24 Thread James Simmons
countries then English may be something they need to consider. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Sugar Digest 2012-09-18

2012-09-20 Thread James Simmons
no chapter on Sugarizing existing applications, and a chapter about Python Joven might be a nice addition too. Any contributors are eligible to get their pictures on the back cover of the printed version. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Sugar Digest 2012-09-18

2012-09-19 Thread James Simmons
. It would also give our younger developers a way to stand up and be counted. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Sugar Digest 2012-09-18

2012-09-19 Thread James Simmons
people work on Sugar Activities and on Sugar itself is an important demonstration that what we're trying to do with OLPC and Sugar actually works. James Simmons On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 11:42 AM, S. Daniel Francis fran...@sugarlabs.orgwrote: 2012/9/19 James Simmons nices...@gmail.com: Walter

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Sugar Digest 2012-09-18

2012-09-19 Thread James Simmons
There is a write up explaining how to do 18n in Sugar Activities: http://en.flossmanuals.net/como-hacer-una-actividad-sugar/internacionalizarse-con-pootle-god-100/ Above is the Spanish version. I understand there is an English version too. James Simmons On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Chris

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