Re: [Sugar-devel] Status of printing support?

2010-03-28 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Castelo dcast...@plan.ceibal.edu.uy wrote: I have spoken with the developers of the GoSC [1] Andres Ambrois and Vamsi Krishna Davuluri about this topic, some time ago I've spoken with Tomeu too. I have read the discussion about this topic on the list [2] and I am not sure if the community has

Re: [Sugar-devel] Print Bundles up for testing.

2009-08-18 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 5:18 AM, Vamsi Krishna Davuluri vamsi.davul...@gmail.com wrote: Oh and also adding to the install doc is: The deviceicon relies on the printscipt.py, so might want to make a copy of it in the respective directory along with the deviceicon. On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 4

Re: [Sugar-devel] Print Bundles up for testing.

2009-08-18 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
So while being on a bug search: 1) I forgot adding import gconf to printtoolbar.py 2) Right now adding print to any other course first other than the site root, results in nothing being added. Will post updated Modules in a short while. But of course USB printing and device icon should work

[Sugar-devel] Sugar talk and Hackfest at IIT-M,India

2009-08-13 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Hi, I was invited by the organizers of Shaastra http://www.shaastra.org/2009/site/events/coding/hackfest to conduct a Sugar Hackfest. And have been given roughly a day for the entire event. The number of participants, statistically, has been overwhelming in any event conducted at Shaastra. But

Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar talk and Hackfest at IIT-M,India

2009-08-13 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Thanks for replying! Might be good to organize some of the less engineering focused participants to form language teams. We still need more localization work done in the local languages. I understand. But can you please elaborate on the Language teams?? Another way of saying the same

Re: [Sugar-devel] [Moodle]About the has_capability() function

2009-08-12 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Hi Martin, We've done exactly as you've said. I should release both Sugar Print And Moodle Print in a couple of hours. There's an annoying bug about selecting page ranges when generating a pdf/ or printing it that I'm trying to fix. And I realise I forgot adding a footer for log out to moodle

[Sugar-devel] [Sugar-GSoC] Print Support (Moodle or No Moodle)

2009-07-06 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Hi, So I had spent almost 3 weeks entirely with Moodle, and I have failed to be half as productive with Moodle as I have with sugar. I would relate the reasons to be: My lack of an estimation on moodle's vastness, 1) I had no experience with web oriented systems 2) I had no prior experience

[Sugar-devel] [server-devel] Setting up the XS

2009-07-03 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Hi, So as per Martin's suggestion. I'm making this mail. I don't have a spare system at my disposal right now, so I am running XS under a VM. But I can't figure out how to access the moodle server outside the VM. (virtual Box) Other than that moodle is set up. Thanks, Vamsi

[Sugar-devel] PRINTING – The Interface and Engi neering Models

2009-06-24 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Tomeu suggested approach: Which is an approach implementing the Printing Libraries provided by the activity parents like Evince, Abiword and Mozilla. *Evince has a list of functions in C which I have been looking up, but sadly enough they don't come as libraries, so its hack and extract

Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar Print Queue and Device Icon

2009-06-23 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
oh also, i'm using this, self._cancel.get_child().set_text ('Document:' + title + '\n' + status) where self._cancel is the menu item. ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

[Sugar-devel] Sugar Print Queue and Device Icon

2009-06-20 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Hi, I'm working on adding Print Support to Sugar. And right now I'm working on creating a Printer Device Icon. what i've managed to do so far looks like this: http://i39.tinypic.com/35d6vlz.png suggestion from Mel Chua was to remove the scroll bars and limit the print jobs displayed. Also,

Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar Print Queue and Device Icon

2009-06-20 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Hi Gary, Thanks for your interest in the project, I think your mockup design looks like a better cake than mine. It doesn't needlessly complicate the interface, and , the removal of the source printer seems like a better design as we already have the device mentioned up. Plus, the all black theme

Re: [Sugar-devel] [Server-devel] Firing up ejabberd

2009-06-17 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
I hadn't done a checksum. But when mounting the image through virtualbox, it works fine. But when I burn the image, the disc wont even let me look at its contents Its as good as a blank disc. ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org

[Sugar-devel] Query regarding settings.php in modules(moodle)

2009-06-16 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Martin, Hi, I'm in the process of building a print activity module, and was wondering how settings.php works. As in I looked into assignment/settings.php, and I couldn't quite figure out how you use the set flags and settings in the rest of the files. I don't see a

[Sugar-devel] [sugar-devel]engineering the moodle-print communication

2009-06-08 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 2:04 AM, Dave Bauer dave.ba...@gmail.com wrote: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Installing_Software This is a complete linux installation so you'll need a seperate machine you can install onto or a virtual machine. Dave -- Dave Bauer d...@solutiongrove.com

Re: [Sugar-devel] [sugar-devel]engineering the moodle-print communication

2009-06-08 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
No. You'll want to base your work on - testing against the OLPC XS - grab the recent 0.6dev2 install image from http://xs-dev.laptop.org/xs/other/ - the 'moodle' git tree at http://dev.laptop.org/git there is a good post on how to test (and develop) moodle on an XS in the 'server-devel' archives.

Re: [Sugar-devel] The moodle-Print User Experience

2009-05-29 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Also, I would like to know whether building this as a plugin to assignments module would be better than creating an activity from the scrap. ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

[Sugar-devel] The moodle-Print User Experience

2009-05-28 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
to add the print module by default. Or a (4) , which I am open for. My knowledge with moodle and its deployed environment is very limited, so I would like some advice here. Thanks Vamsi Krishna Davuluri ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] Quoting in shell scripts (was: Re: [sugar-devel] Recent fiddlings with Print Support)

2009-05-16 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Hello! I finally figured what was going wrong with my script. Jonas, I have tried implementing your suggestions. using mktemp, X, and also a -m 077. The code doesnt work for some reason that way. lpr gets me a failed job. Also that code is basically ported from this guide,

[Sugar-devel] [sugar-devel] Recent fiddlings with Print Support

2009-05-13 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Okay, so here's the latest dope. Assertion: abiword 2.6.8 might be the best stable out there, but its a nightmare for my project. Reason: It requires an intermediate conversion, and the final pdf which is achieved doesn't have text that can copy/pasted (bug) Correction: Avoid 2.6.8 for the

Re: [Sugar-devel] Quoting in shell scripts (was: Re: [sugar-devel] Recent fiddlings with Print Support)

2009-05-13 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Thanks. I have taken into account your suggestions and made another script. This had been not a competition to beautify or verify the rigidity of the script, rather to see if opensuse accepted it. Which it still doesnt Something to do with lp user file create permissions. Though the script works

[Sugar-devel] The User experience/interface for Printing

2009-05-03 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
hello, So, talking to Tomeu, we agreed that for Write and Read using the gtkprint would be best as both support it as a printing API. Now, the current plan is: 1) We do journal printing only, albeit, the respective activity opens the file. Now here a cross road is presented: 1) Do we use a

Re: [Sugar-devel] The User experience/interface for Printing

2009-05-03 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
The usecases would be as following: The user, John, creates a document and saves it to his journal one fine day. The next day john transfers that journal item to his friend's XO the next day. His friend, Kennedy, has his XO set up in a moodle environment. Kennedy when in school decides to send

Re: [Sugar-devel] The User experience/interface for Printing

2009-05-03 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
== Use cases == 1.- John has written an essay in Write about sharks and would like to print it right now on a printer plugged via USB to his computer. John does this by hitting the print button in write, and selecting 'usb printing' as destination in the dialog which pops up. He then selects

[Sugar-devel] Print support blog

2009-04-26 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
aa, here's the blog, suggestions? And I will add you as one of the authors, if you can give me your account. http://materializingsweetness.wordpress.com/ ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org

[Sugar-devel] Fwd: Print Support (journal vs activity)

2009-04-22 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Yep, agreed, though for some reason if the user has a file other than that specified format, and wants to print it badly (say a file which he just transferred from his pendrive), in-activity printing would never work, and even having a missing odf filter would be inviting a loophole. So my idea is

Re: [Sugar-devel] Fwd: Print Support (journal vs activity)

2009-04-22 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
[21:52] bemasc iwikiwi: Read only handles pdf, and nothing else. You still need all the conversion filters. [21:54] bemasc (Read actually can handle a few things other than pdf, but not jpg, png, odt, txt, html...) [21:55] bemasc iwikiwi: now, if you want, you could write a Print activity

[Sugar-devel] Print Support (journal vs activity)

2009-04-21 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
[quoting tomeu] Hi all, my apologies for entering in this discussion so late, the soas and distributions deadlines played very badly with the gsoc schedule. If I understood correctly, the plan proposed in Vamsi's application implies that the conversion from the format in which activities write

Re: [Sugar-devel] [Gsoc] Congratulations to the accepted Gsoc applications.

2009-04-20 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
I am really surprised with the list, although still absolutely what I had predicted. And I am glad to be working with Lucian, bemasc and silbe as fellow GSoC people, awesome people them. (I dont know felipe, but his profile was really awesome) And aa is one awesome coding/knowledgeable magician!

[Sugar-devel] A bot activity for sugar

2009-04-14 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
. Kids love interaction, graphical interaction is by far the fastest way to plant knowledge about anything. Give me your opinions on this, maybe this will be something I will work on for sugar in the near future ;) Thank you Vamsi Krishna Davuluri

Re: [Sugar-devel] A bot activity for sugar

2009-04-14 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Lucian, that would be awesome. Maybe we can dev this as a combination. If we get in and get through this, post GSoC at sugar is going to be amazing fun. The idea kinda stemmed off while I've been developing a bot for irc in python, I was trying to make a female pair for xobot. On Tue, Apr 14,

Re: [Sugar-devel] A bot activity for sugar

2009-04-14 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Yep, python is an amazing scripting language in itself though (and there are a couple of skeletal code lying on the net), there is implementation still remaining , for instance seen, karma, and msg passing. A day or two and it will be done. We better not deviate from the topic though :p On Tue,

Re: [Sugar-devel] adding printing support to the journal

2009-04-14 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Tomeu, Your last argument was very strong.[00:10] tomeu iwikiwi: it's ok for gtk print to depend on cups, the important part is that we don't depend on filters being present so printing can happen the overhead involved is high with cups-pdf... Is it difficult to even get the default filters

Re: [Sugar-devel] Where does Browse store downloads?

2009-04-13 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
hello, Have you checked your system's /tmp/ folder? Sugar tends to rename them to funny names, so your best bet is to go through all of the tar.gz s there, or go to a site like tinypic.com and select that file for upload from the datastore. Oh wait that would work only if tar.bz are displayed

Re: [Sugar-devel] Where does Browse store downloads?

2009-04-13 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Just checked the prefix of those files is also something like tmp[a-z] etc ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

[Sugar-devel] relating bug #610 and design

2009-04-02 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Hello, So I was wondering, after right clicking on a journal item, the palette again shows the file name. Why is that? as on most of the standard operating systems, when ever we right click on an item, we are given options such as open, open with, print, copy etc. Never the file name. Couldn't

[Sugar-devel] print support proposal up and running!(uses moodle)

2009-03-25 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Hello! So, here is an almost finished version of my Print Proposal minus the second community member remarks. ( cc Martin Langhoff please give me your views on this if possible) http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Print_Support Please file in your questions or views under the discussion tab in the

Re: [Sugar-devel] [Server-devel] Fwd: Regarding adding a moodle plugin

2009-03-25 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
it kills one layer of tasks, taking your suggestion I can directly queue them for printing. :D without again manually uploading them. And resend the status to the journal. On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.comwrote: 2009/3/24 Vamsi Krishna Davuluri vamsi.davul

Re: [Sugar-devel] print support proposal up and running!(uses moodle)

2009-03-25 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Vamsi Krishna Davuluri vamsi.davul...@gmail.com: So, here is an almost finished version of my Print Proposal minus the second community member remarks. ( cc Martin Langhoff please give me your views on this if possible) http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Print_Support Looks good! A couple

Re: [Sugar-devel] [Server-devel] Fwd: Regarding adding a moodle plugin

2009-03-25 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Agreed, I thought the same thing, but in my excitement I couldn't put it out coherently. :P The activity actually makes the transfer simple for the kids. And I see your point for the alternative (no XO case), I will implement it ! Thanks! ___

Re: [Sugar-devel] [Server-devel] Fwd: Regarding adding a moodle plugin

2009-03-25 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Yep, I will! In fact will be on it now. Thanks, btw while replying back here, do I add your email id to To or just send to sugar-devel? On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.comwrote: 2009/3/25 Vamsi Krishna Davuluri vamsi.davul...@gmail.com: And I see your

Re: [Sugar-devel] [Server-devel] Fwd: Regarding adding a moodle plugin

2009-03-25 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Thank you Martin! :D I have edited my wiki page to reflect them! On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 5:35 PM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.comwrote: On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 12:56 PM, Vamsi Krishna Davuluri vamsi.davul...@gmail.com wrote: Yep, I will! In fact will be on it now. Thanks, btw

[Sugar-devel] Here is my wiki page for Print Support

2009-03-23 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Category:2009_GSoC_applications/Print_Support As you can see I suck at presentation, I would be glad if someone can help me fix it up to look a bit more clean. :P ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org

Re: [Sugar-devel] Print Support proposal Final(input please)

2009-03-21 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
UPDATE: The entire CUPS daemon with dependencies takes 18 mb installation space(including cache rpms) on the XO laptops, so if a only cups-client and dependencies is installed it should take less space. (info credit : Luke, who was kind enough to check this on his XO) I will need suggestions, if

[Sugar-devel] Print Support proposal Final(input please)

2009-03-20 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
I have come up with two approaches: I will be concise this time. And try to talk less on sugarizing it. Thanks to tomeu and silbe, and a little fiddling around, it is now clear that rendering to pdf is in no way dependent on CUPS, it can be done with the cairo libs, and gtk print. And even

Re: [Sugar-devel] Print Support proposal Final(input please)

2009-03-20 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
send* ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] Print Support proposal (need input) Beta

2009-03-19 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
to place print jobs in a hold for review status is very important, IMHO, as well as providing a way to look through the queue releasing only the jobs you really want to print. 2009/3/19 Vamsi Krishna Davuluri vamsi.davul...@gmail.com Hello! So here is a refined and less abstract approach

Re: [Sugar-devel] Print Support proposal (need input) Beta

2009-03-19 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
class room/school server as the print server* On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 10:11 PM, Vamsi Krishna Davuluri vamsi.davul...@gmail.com wrote: Carol, thanks for replying! Much appreciated! So in a classroom environment, can I assume the classroom server will be acting as the server? The thing is I

Re: [Sugar-devel] Print Support proposal (need input) Beta

2009-03-19 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
I see your point, I agree. I will do the elimination as is required, and this time include a milestones/deadlines in my hopefully final draft proposal. My main objective will be to send the file from the laptop through the network to the server, have the necessary code for it both sides.(and

Re: [Sugar-devel] Print Support proposal (need input) Beta

2009-03-19 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
I was researching that, just extracting the print-pdf modules along with its dependencies and creating a new make (or package) should do the trick, but my knowledge limits me from seeing an implementation for it. On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 5:05 AM, Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com wrote: 2009/3/19

Re: [Sugar-devel] Fwd: Regarding the print support idea(GSoC)

2009-03-18 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
And are the implementations not prone to modification? As in we could specify a particular #print_port to bypass them? On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 6:58 PM, Vamsi Krishna Davuluri vamsi.davul...@gmail.com wrote: The link you gave didn't work, so I checked this page http://wiki.laptop.org/go

Re: [Sugar-devel] Fwd: Regarding the print support idea(GSoC)

2009-03-18 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
only from local network which ever was configured on the router. ;) And, we could specify certain pool of ips which are to access the print server. On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 7:06 PM, Luke Faraone l...@faraone.cc wrote: On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 9:28 AM, Vamsi Krishna Davuluri vamsi.davul

Re: [Sugar-devel] Fwd: Regarding the print support idea(GSoC)

2009-03-18 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
bindings (which are available) to simulate a gnome tool menu. But this seems better! On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 8:59 PM, Luke Faraone l...@faraone.cc wrote: 2009/3/18 Vamsi Krishna Davuluri vamsi.davul...@gmail.com True enough, but I hadn't been talking about printing from activities directly at all

Re: [Sugar-devel] Fwd: Regarding the print support idea(GSoC)

2009-03-17 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
Ben, are you going to be mentoring this project? Or is there a *possible* mentor I can discuss about this on the IRC channel? On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 6:06 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote: Vamsi Krishna Davuluri wrote: Thank you! I think I'll do what you said, I'll just let every activity

Re: [Sugar-devel] Regarding GSoC'09 projects (Educational toolkit and VideoChat activity)

2009-03-17 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
pygtk, if you haven't. Sugar uses it extensively for menus/interfaces/widgets. - Vamsi Krishna Davuluri 2009/3/17 Ajay Kumar nitk.a...@gmail.com Hi everyone, I am Ajay Kumar Chintala, an engineering student from India. I am participating in GSoC 09 and found the sugar labs projects 'educational

Re: [Sugar-devel] Fwd: Regarding the print support idea(GSoC)

2009-03-17 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Vamsi Krishna Davuluri vamsi.davul...@gmail.com wrote: After talking to tomeu, and discovering the pygtk print api,(which through backends interacts with the cups api) I think its okay to just include the cups api, and then on top of pygtk print (which has

[Sugar-devel] Fwd: Regarding the print support idea(GSoC)

2009-03-15 Thread Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
allows the machine to act as a print server, and the cups api includes a default quota management system. or am i missing something Thank You, IwikiwI (Vamsi Krishna Davuluri) ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http