Re: [Sugar-devel] Problem running Sugar on openSUSE 11.0

2009-01-28 Thread James Simmons
your zypper commands again and I'll let you know how it went. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] Problem running Sugar on openSUSE 11.0

2009-01-28 Thread James Simmons
# cleanup[2] errno # cleanup[2] _abcoll # cleanup[2] types # cleanup[2] genericpath # cleanup[2] stat # cleanup[2] warnings # cleanup[2] UserDict # cleanup[2] os.path # cleanup[2] linecache # cleanup[2] os # cleanup sys # cleanup __builtin__ # cleanup ints: 19 unfreed ints # cleanup floats Thanks, James

[Sugar-devel] Problem running Sugar on openSUSE 11.1, MOSTLY fixed

2009-01-28 Thread James Simmons
to be there, though. In your email you said *some* Activities don't work, and I assumed you meant you were missing etoys. You're doing better than I am, so I have to wonder what you're doing that I am not? Finally, I'd like to thank you and the others who tried to help me with this! James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] etextRead activity and espeak

2009-02-16 Thread James Simmons
thought that really good support for ebooks would make the XO a Kindle-killer. It would cost less, be readable in sunlight, give you access to thousands of free books, and when you get one a kid in a foreign land gets one too. What's not to like? Sorry I can't be more encouraging, James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar-devel Digest, Vol 6, Issue 7

2009-04-01 Thread James Simmons
be nice if Gutenberg etexts put spaces around double hyphens but they don't. It looks like you've picked a challenging project, and I would love to be proven wrong about everything I've mentioned here. Good luck with this, James Simmons Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 22:00:02 +0530 From: chirag jain

Re: [Sugar-devel] How to implement TTS + highlighting

2009-04-02 Thread James Simmons
. James Simmons chirag jain wrote: well acheiving captioning or karaoke style coloring in the same window where the text is selected is something a difficult task. I have no idea how it can be acheived. My idea is the same as you mentioned that a separate window containing the selected text from

Re: [Sugar-devel] Unified bundles

2009-04-07 Thread James Simmons
books with illustrations in HTML format and making a bundle would give you a way to read these offline. James Simmons Message: 1 Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 19:05:09 -0400 From: Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com Subject: [Sugar-devel] Unified Bundles To: Sugar Devel sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org

Re: [Sugar-devel] Unified bundles

2009-04-08 Thread James Simmons
activity to make that possible? Does code from Read move out of the Activity and become part of Sugar? What's left in Read if you do that? Or does Read go away? James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http

Re: [Sugar-devel] Unified bundles

2009-04-09 Thread James Simmons
. She could then use the Journal to share the bundle with her class. To the kids the bundle would be just a book. James Simmons Wade Brainerd wrote: Good question.. My proposal is that activities which don't allow the creation of brand new content (e.g. they require some initial content

Re: [Sugar-devel] Unified bundles

2009-04-13 Thread James Simmons
by the same Activity. I copied and pasted much code from Read to create my Activities and for a Java developer it just seemed so wrong. James Simmons Wade Brainerd wrote: Good question.. My proposal is that activities which don't allow the creation of brand new content (e.g. they require some

[Sugar-devel] Feedback on SoaS

2009-04-17 Thread James Simmons
://activities.sugarlabs.org/. They'll have a better idea what to expect from them if they read about them on that website first. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

[Sugar-devel] Feedback on Actual SoaS Beta 1

2009-04-20 Thread James Simmons
but doesn't tell you why. There isn't a even good description of what it does. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar font size

2009-04-23 Thread James Simmons
) Apparently pygtk's idea of font size is based on something other than point size. I don't remember all the details but I'm pretty sure this is from the PyGTK tutorial, and it does work. James Simmons Message: 3 Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 20:22:37 +0200 From: Christoph Derndorfer

Re: [Sugar-devel] SD card / USB stick support

2009-05-01 Thread James Simmons
. It is something foreign to Sugar and it should look that way. James Simmons Sascha Silbe wrote: Following up on a discussion on iaep... On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 04:10:59PM -0500, James Simmons wrote: The SD card cannot do everything the Journal can do, [...] This is something that we should

[Sugar-devel] Limiting Object Chooser to specified MIME types

2009-05-08 Thread James Simmons
wondering if I could make my own filter in my own Activities that would limit the Object Chooser to just plain text and Zip files. I would of course follow your suggestion for backward compatibility. James Simmons Message: 3 Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 02:39:41 + From: Aleksey Lim alsr

Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar Developer MINUTES

2009-05-22 Thread James Simmons
I didn't see Aleksey's espeak gstreamer plugin included in the roadmap. This is needed for text to speech with highlighting support for Read Etexts, and is being included in SoaS now. I'm looking forward to having a version of Sugar I can install on my XO where this is included. James

Re: [Sugar-devel] Usage scenarios for Sugar?

2009-05-26 Thread James Simmons
in PDF format that Read could use. There are some remarkable PDFs of scanned in book pages there. James Simmons Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 20:03:40 +0200 From: Sean DALY sdaly...@gmail.com Subject: [Sugar-devel] Usage scenarios for Sugar? To: Sugar Labs Marketing market...@lists.sugarlabs.org

Re: [Sugar-devel] Read Etexts Activity source code

2009-05-26 Thread James Simmons
to have to go through the process I have described I hope someone will point it out. Thanks, James Simmons David Van Assche wrote: Where is the source? I dont see anything since march in git.sugarlabs.org http://git.sugarlabs.org David (nubae

[Sugar-devel] Journal criticism (or not)

2009-05-28 Thread James Simmons
to its potential. It should be MORE like it already is. 2). It should stop pretending that other ways of organizing files (on thumb drives) are as good as it is. They are not. They are crude visitors from a foreign land and should be treated as such. James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] activities using zip files

2009-05-28 Thread James Simmons
with a .cbz suffix rather than .zip. The GNOME desktop recognizes this file type and displays the first image in the file as the file's icon. I don't think there is a MIME type for that though. James Simmons Sascha Silbe wrote: On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 12:34:03PM -0500, James Simmons wrote

[Sugar-devel] Library-1 Feedback

2009-06-02 Thread James Simmons
the idea of the Activity is a bit sophisticated to be grasped by a first time user. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

[Sugar-devel] More information on font scaling problem

2009-06-03 Thread James Simmons
() self.clipboard = gtk.Clipboard(display=gtk.gdk.display_get_default(), selection=CLIPBOARD) self.page = 0 self.textview.grab_focus() The sans 10 font is really too small for SoaS but on the XO it makes 80 columns of text fill the width of the screen. Any ideas? James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] Differing font sizes on the XO and in Sugar Emulation

2009-06-04 Thread James Simmons
Tomeu, Did you have a chance to try my Activity now that it has a font problem? Any ideas? Also, is there some way I could tell if my Activity was running on an XO and adjust the font size accordingly? James Simmons Tomeu Vizoso wrote: On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 18:26, James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] More information on font scaling problem

2009-06-05 Thread James Simmons
is installed. James Simmons Tomeu Vizoso wrote: On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 16:40, James Simmonsjim.simm...@walgreens.com wrote: I mentioned before that I'm having a font sizing problem on the XO running .82. When I set a font on a textviewer it looks OK running under sugar-devel or SoaS by is *much

Re: [Sugar-devel] More information on font scaling problem

2009-06-05 Thread James Simmons
in the rest of the app (where they likely used the default) look fine. I'm not using the very latest SoaS but the one I have is only a few weeks old. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org

Re: [Sugar-devel] ASLO - rebranding

2009-06-05 Thread James Simmons
Josh, I attempted to upload Read Etexts to your site. The upload seemed to go OK but there is no Activity found yet. Maybe it needs to be promoted from the sandbox? James Simmons Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2009 22:23:34 -0700 From: Josh Williams j...@tucson-labs.com Subject: [Sugar-devel] ASLO

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] collaboration testing session

2009-06-05 Thread James Simmons
is of some use. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] More information on font scaling problem

2009-06-05 Thread James Simmons
of 100 it is using 72? James Simmons Gary C Martin wrote: Hi James, On 5 Jun 2009, at 10:16, Tomeu Vizoso wrote: On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 16:40, James Simmonsjim.simm...@walgreens.com wrote: I mentioned before that I'm having a font sizing problem on the XO running .82. When I set a font

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] collaboration testing session

2009-06-08 Thread James Simmons
David, I've never actually tried Image Viewer's collaboration, so it may not work. I was browsing the source code for other reasons and spotted a comment saying that it had collaboration code from Read Etexts. James Simmons Gary C Martin wrote: On 5 Jun 2009, at 21:19, James Simmons wrote

Re: [Sugar-devel] [math4] Activity Awards, Activity Alerts

2009-06-08 Thread James Simmons
could also keep track of the most popular download links, etc. so kids looking for something good to read would get some ideas. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] ASLO Suggestion

2009-06-09 Thread James Simmons
suggestions on what might be worth a recommended status will be welcomed. Your other ideas sound good, but I still think we need some highly visible counts in there. As someone once said, You gotta tell 'em to sell 'em! Thanks, James Simmons Aleksey Lim wrote: You are an editor now and can

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] ASLO Suggestion

2009-06-09 Thread James Simmons
there are other ways to install something, but downloading to the Journal works just fine for me. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] ASLO Suggestion

2009-06-10 Thread James Simmons
showcase our most essential Activities and also give people a place to download stuff they may have removed by mistake. When I first got my XO I didn't have a wireless router, so I had to copy everything in using a thumb drive. I agree that some simple instructions would be worthwhile. James

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] ASLO Suggestion

2009-06-10 Thread James Simmons
Martin, I phrased that poorly. A kid might care that James Simmons wrote Read Etexts. He probably won't care if James Simmons is a part of Sugar Labs, or part of the community, or if it was part of GCompris, or if we consider Read Etexts part of Glucose, Sucrose, Fructose, etc. If a kid

Re: [Sugar-devel] Gsoc proposal: Speech Synthesis

2009-06-11 Thread James Simmons
to the latest Sugar. Other than creating an SVG icon with Inkscape it wouldn't take much work to make this a real Activity. James Simmons Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:33:26 +0530 From: chirag jain chiragjain1...@gmail.com Subject: [Sugar-devel] Gsoc proposal: Speech Synthesis To: sugar-devel sugar

Re: [Sugar-devel] Gsoc proposal: Speech Synthesis

2009-06-11 Thread James Simmons
up with this myself; someone from the speech-dispatcher mailing list suggested it. It isn't perfect, but I'm pretty sure it works better than what you are attempting. James Simmons James Simmons wrote: Chirag, I won't be able to try out your code for awhile, but I did look

[Sugar-devel] Using web services to browse Internet Archive

2009-06-17 Thread James Simmons
described above. He mentions an API for the Internet Archive that returns an RSS feed or something like that. I'm wondering if this ever got written and if anyone remembers what happened to it. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] ASLO vs. wiki.laptop.org activities

2009-06-17 Thread James Simmons
is less than I'd like. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] ASLO vs. wiki.laptop.org activities

2009-06-18 Thread James Simmons
David, I am doing that now, but the page I'm pointing to is the one on wiki.laptop.org. Should I abandon that page and create a new one somewhere else? Should I perhaps move my pages to wiki.sugarlabs.org and replace my current page with a link to ASLO? James Simmons David Farning wrote

Re: [Sugar-devel] ASLO vs. wiki.laptop.org activities

2009-06-18 Thread James Simmons
for View Slides. James Simmons David Farning wrote: I don't think is really matters where you homepage is located. The important bit is to think of the activity portal as an easily search-able common entry point for users. The home page is for anything else you might want to convey. david

Re: [Sugar-devel] Not able to make xo package of ListenSpellActivity

2009-06-22 Thread James Simmons
in an Activity. You might try python setup.py fix_manifest to create a MANIFEST. Have you been able to run this Activity under sugar-emulator? James Simmons Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 12:18:28 +0530 From: chirag jain chiragjain1...@gmail.com Subject: [Sugar-devel] Not able to make xo package

[Sugar-devel] New version of Making Sugar Activities for review

2010-02-15 Thread James Simmons
you could put in a book like this and I'm still hoping some of you will want to write the chapters I'm not qualified to do, like: Sugarizing existing programs Writing Activities In Languages Other Than Python Hulahop etc., etc. James Simmons ___ Sugar

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] New version of Making Sugar Activities for review

2010-02-15 Thread James Simmons
Sayamindu, I actually did turn off the firewall. It didn't seem to help. I used another box running Fedora 10 for the examples in the book and that worked fine. James Simmons If you are using a stock F11 install, you may need to change your firewall settings for collaboration to work via

Re: [Sugar-devel] Setting public key - gitorious

2010-02-19 Thread James Simmons
It covers a lot of what you've just been through. James Simmons Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 18:59:31 -0500 From: Art Hunkins abhun...@uncg.edu Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] Setting public key - gitorious To: Aleksey Lim alsr...@member.fsf.org Cc: Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org Message-ID

[Sugar-devel] Make Your Own Sugar Activities now linked to the front page of FLOSS Manuals

2010-02-23 Thread James Simmons
published some of you will consider adding your own chapters or improving on what I've written. I also hope that some of you will check out the topics in the book and refer people to the book when they have questions on these topics. Thanks, James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] Turtle Art on Activities.sugarlabs.org

2010-02-25 Thread James Simmons
think this would work a bit better than using ASLO because you could preserve all the metadata this way. James Simmons Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 12:08:41 -0600 From: David Farning dfarn...@gmail.com Subject: [Sugar-devel] Turtle Art on Activities.sugarlabs.org To: sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] Localized ebook facilities

2010-03-02 Thread James Simmons
that lets you list out titles for different languages. Once you know what is available you could use Read Etexts to find them and download them. James Simmons Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2010 11:31:23 +0100 From: Simon Schampijer si...@schampijer.de Subject: [Sugar-devel] Localized ebook facilities

[Sugar-devel] PyGame Activity chapter ready for review

2010-03-02 Thread James Simmons
Activities can be fun and not too difficult for children, teachers, and other non-programmers. A picture of an older teacher programming might be good too. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org

[Sugar-devel] Chapter complete version of Make Your Own Sugar Activities! is available for review

2010-03-04 Thread James Simmons
the chapters and examples for awhile, and I'm hoping that some of you will want to contribute guest chapters (and author bios for the About The Authors chapter). I still need a cover image for Lulu too. Having said that, I think the book as it stands now is good enough to use. Thanks, James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] scalability in the neighborhood view

2010-03-04 Thread James Simmons
would do it. The messages I got weren't all that helpful. James Simmons Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 16:50:09 +0100 From: Tomeu Vizoso to...@tomeuvizoso.net Subject: [Sugar-devel] scalability in the neighborhood view To: XS Devel server-de...@lists.laptop.org,   sugar-devel        sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] OLPC/Sugar Radio--Sunday 12Noon Boston Time then Brunch--Manu Gupta presenting from India

2010-03-06 Thread James Simmons
.) and the website should have those corrected soon. Thanks, James Simmons Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2010 17:53:56 -0500 From: Holt h...@laptop.org Subject: [IAEP] OLPC/Sugar Radio--Sunday 12Noon Boston Time then        Brunch--Manu Gupta presenting from India To: Community Support Volunteers -- who help respond

Re: [Sugar-devel] Porting a game to Sugar

2010-03-12 Thread James Simmons
the book at: http://en.flossmanuals.net/ActivitiesGuideSugar/Introduction I hope this gives you the information you need and makes your task simpler. If it doesn't, let me know why. James Simmons Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 20:19:38 +0200 From: John I. Gakos gakos.ioan...@gmail.com Subject: [Sugar

Re: [Sugar-devel] [ASLO] Release Read ETexts-19

2010-03-14 Thread James Simmons
just a few books, nowhere near 3GB worth. James Simmons Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 11:52:26 -0400 From: Sugar Labs Activities activit...@sugarlabs.org Subject: [Sugar-devel] [ASLO] Release Read ETexts-19 To: sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org Message-ID: cc77bdc1ab500325811c1141543aa...@192.168.90.2

Re: [Sugar-devel] [ASLO] Release Read ETexts-19

2010-03-14 Thread James Simmons
in the attached screenshot from F10. I agree drag and drop is better than the menu, now that I know about it. Maybe a kid could figure it out, but I couldn't. James Simmons I had to test these on SoaS and I discovered that the menu options to copy something from a USB thumb drive or SD card to the Journal

Re: [Sugar-devel] [ASLO] Release Read ETexts-19

2010-03-15 Thread James Simmons
still work). James Simmons I'm not arguing what is the preferable method to copy objects to/from journal, I just can't get what you mean by menu option to copy usb files to the Journal. I just recheck source code history and didn't find any mention of such code. There is only Send to submenu

Re: [Sugar-devel] [ASLO] Release Read ETexts-19

2010-03-15 Thread James Simmons
Aleksey, I find the idea of multiple Journal Activities appealing, and I think I could write Sugar Commander myself, except that it would only work for copying from the external media into the Journal, not from the Journal to the media. James Simmons Would be useful if people will start coding

Re: [Sugar-devel] [ASLO] Release Read ETexts-19

2010-03-16 Thread James Simmons
DVDs, etc. to the Journal directly. It would be nice if one of the things Activities were allowed to write to was external drives mounted on /media. That would enable anyone to put together a Journal-like Activity and yet would probably not do too much harm securitywise. James Simmons On Mon, Mar

[Sugar-devel] Fwd: Porting a game to Sugar

2010-03-17 Thread James Simmons
suggest are: 1). Use jabber.sugarlabs.org instead of Salut. 2). As a *last* resort, downgrade to F10 and disable the firewall. James Simmons -- Forwarded message -- From: John I. Gakos gakos.ioan...@gmail.com Date: Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 6:42 AM Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] Porting

Re: [Sugar-devel] [ASLO] Release Read ETexts-19

2010-03-17 Thread James Simmons
is that possible? My guess: like everything else I don't fully understand about Sugar, it has something to do with DBus. If anyone could point me to something that might help my understanding I'd appreciate it. James Simmons On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 6:13 AM, Sascha Silbe sascha-ml-ui-sugar-de...@silbe.org

Re: [Sugar-devel] Fwd: Porting a game to Sugar

2010-03-18 Thread James Simmons
sugar-jhbuild on F11 I found that it came up as user James Simmons both times, never prompting me to enter a name. I asked this very list about this and was told that from .84 (I think) onwards SUGAR_PROFILE does not work and that I should run either sugar-jhbuild or sugar-emulator as separate Linux

Re: [Sugar-devel] Journal-like activities (was: Re: [ASLO] Release Read ETexts-19)

2010-03-18 Thread James Simmons
resume Activities from the Journal view. You would not be able to do that from the file system tab. This should be pretty trivial to put together. James Simmons On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 10:07 AM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: Hi James, I am very glad people are exploring

Re: [Sugar-devel] Hangman on sugar - Collaboration functionality required

2010-03-18 Thread James Simmons
you might also be able to use the Text Channel like MiniChat does, but the DBus calls method would be considered more correct. James Simmons Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:21:21 +0200 From: John I. Gakos gakos.ioan...@gmail.com Subject: [Sugar-devel] Hangman on sugar - Collaboration functionality

Re: [Sugar-devel] Journal-like activities (was: Re: [ASLO] Release Read ETexts-19)

2010-03-22 Thread James Simmons
Bert, Thanks, that looks like what I needed. James Simmons On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 9:18 AM, Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.de wrote: I just had the same problem working on Scratch. I needed to filter out the USB files when listing Journal entries. I now do that by filtering

[Sugar-devel] New Chapter in Make Your Own Sugar Activities needs review

2010-03-27 Thread James Simmons
://objavi.flossmanuals.net/books/ActivitiesGuideSugar-en-2010.03.28-03.52.19.pdf As for Sugar Commander, I'm having a problem uploading the .xo file to ASLO and so you won't be able to try that out until I figure out what the problem is. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Sugar

Re: [Sugar-devel] New Chapter in Make Your Own Sugar Activities needs review

2010-03-28 Thread James Simmons
From: James Simmons nices...@gmail.com Date: Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 8:45 AM Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] New Chapter in Make Your Own Sugar Activities needs review To: Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.de Bert, Thanks much.  I'll fix Sugar Commander and the chapter per your instructions

Re: [Sugar-devel] New Chapter in Make Your Own Sugar Activities needs review

2010-03-28 Thread James Simmons
/books/ActivitiesGuideSugar-en-2010.03.28-22.20.52.pdf James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] New Chapter in Make Your Own Sugar Activities needs review

2010-03-29 Thread James Simmons
Simmons On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 10:32 PM, Edward Cherlin echer...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 16:26, James Simmons nices...@gmail.com wrote: This PDF has the Fun With The Journal chapter updated using Bert Freudenberg's suggestions.  I've updated Sugar Commander based

Re: [Sugar-devel] [ASLO] Release Sugar Commander-1

2010-03-29 Thread James Simmons
suggestions from Bert that I'm going to try out for version 2. I don't think version 1 will do anyone much harm, so it should be OK to try out, but I don't consider it production ready. Version 2 should be along soon. James Simmons Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 05:44:48 -0400 From: Sugar Labs Activities

Re: [Sugar-devel] New Chapter in Make Your Own Sugar Activities needs review

2010-03-29 Thread James Simmons
feelings. Thanks much, James Simmons On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 9:13 AM, James Simmons nices...@gmail.com wrote: Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:21:01 +0200 From: Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.de Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] New Chapter in Make Your Own Sugar        Activities      needs review

Re: [Sugar-devel] New Chapter in Make Your Own Sugar Activities needs review

2010-03-30 Thread James Simmons
. In the meantime, if you want to check my code and make suggestions I'd be grateful. Thanks, James Simmons Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:37:22 +0200 From: Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.de Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] New Chapter in Make Your Own Sugar        Activities      needs review To: Sugar Devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] SoaS 3 Activity list

2010-03-30 Thread James Simmons
to leave these Activities out now. James Simmons [1] I could possibly increase this to 12 if my arm is twisted enough on the same proviso that they are stable, tested and are a good demonstration of the Sugar platform, work well on a netbook platform and XOs

Re: [Sugar-devel] New Chapter in Make Your Own Sugar Activities needs review

2010-03-30 Thread James Simmons
a Journal entry in the list I get the latest entry from the datastore. I'll think some more about changing this, but that will wait for version 3. James Simmons Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 17:16:50 +0200 From: Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.de Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] New Chapter in Make Your Own

Re: [Sugar-devel] New Chapter in Make Your Own Sugar Activities needs review

2010-03-31 Thread James Simmons
/FunWithTheJournal I don't have an example of moving a file into the Journal (vs. copying) but I should have one this weekend, after I get my Income Taxes figured. What I have is a significant improvement and I'd appreciate feedback from you or anyone else. Thanks again for your help on this. James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] New Chapter in Make Your Own Sugar Activities needs review

2010-03-31 Thread James Simmons
Bert, I fixed the instance-data error. The MIME fix will go in later, when I have a chance to try it out. Thanks, James Simmons On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.de wrote: On 31.03.2010, at 17:54, James Simmons wrote: Some more inaccuracies I didn't

[Sugar-devel] Where is the Git repository for Sugar code?

2010-04-07 Thread James Simmons
repository where it lives. I assume it is in git.sugarlabs.org with the rest but I can't seem to find it. Can someone point the way? Thanks, James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo

[Sugar-devel] How to make image pixmaps a consistent six when the image file dimensions vary?

2010-04-08 Thread James Simmons
asking here first. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] How to make image pixmaps a consistent six when the image file dimensions vary?

2010-04-08 Thread James Simmons
Sascha, It's done. http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/1921 James Simmons On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 4:37 PM, Sascha Silbe sascha-ml-ui-sugar-de...@silbe.org wrote: On Thu, Apr 08, 2010 at 04:21:03PM -0500, James Simmons wrote: [Preview images] Unfortunately, the Journal expects these images

[Sugar-devel] Bug in Sugar Commander, Fun With The Journal needs review

2010-04-12 Thread James Simmons
on the TreeView issue. I can't understand why updating the ListStore doesn't cause the cells in the TreeView to be redrawn with the new content. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo

[Sugar-devel] Fun With The Journal needs review

2010-04-13 Thread James Simmons
I found and fixed the bug I mentioned in yesterday's email. The chapter in Make Your Own Sugar Activities! has the corrected code plus more revisions to the text. You'll find it here: http://en.flossmanuals.net/bin/view/ActivitiesGuideSugar/FunWithTheJournal Thanks as always, James Simmons

[Sugar-devel] Fw: #1941 UNSP: ViewSlides-11 does not start

2010-04-16 Thread James Simmons
Sugar Activities! book so I have to revise that chapter too. If you have any ideas on how I could make my Activities work with both new and old toolbars, or tell me what changed with .88 that's breaking what I'm doing I'd be obliged. Thanks, James Simmons On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 3:48 PM, James

Re: [Sugar-devel] Fw: #1941 UNSP: ViewSlides-11 does not start

2010-04-16 Thread James Simmons
working again. Probably clearing out the directory and starting over will do the trick. Thanks much. James Simmons On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Aleksey Lim alsr...@member.fsf.org wrote: On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 10:14:22AM -0500, James Simmons wrote: Aleksey, I've been trying to recreate

Re: [Sugar-devel] Fwd: [Olpc-france] PyGTK Book

2010-04-19 Thread James Simmons
that FLOSS Manuals would be easier for what he's trying to accomplish. James Simmons Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:55:22 +0200 From: Sean DALY sdaly...@gmail.com Subject: [Sugar-devel] Fwd: [Olpc-france] PyGTK Book To: Sugar Devel sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org Message-ID

Re: [Sugar-devel] Introduction - guidance needed

2010-04-23 Thread James Simmons
myself. You just need to create a partition on your hard drive to hold Linux. Having Linux partitions on your laptop will not affect your experience running Windows, other than losing the disk space the partitions use. James Simmons Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 16:08:05 +0530 From: Roopesh P Raj

[Sugar-devel] Support for EPUB with Read in sugar-jhbuild?

2010-04-24 Thread James Simmons
as delivered by sugar-jhbuld to work with EPUBs? 2). Does Read support EPUBs on SoaS right now? If not, what are our future plans regarding EPUB support? James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http

Re: [Sugar-devel] Support for EPUB with Read in sugar-jhbuild?

2010-04-25 Thread James Simmons
a complicated story and we need to make it simpler or at least keep it from getting any more complicated. James Simmons On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Bernie Innocenti ber...@codewiz.org wrote: On Sat, 2010-04-24 at 22:21 -0500, James Simmons wrote: 1). How do I get Read as delivered by sugar

Re: [Sugar-devel] SOAS-3: Final Activity List - Attention needed!

2010-04-26 Thread James Simmons
reading as a key feature. There's no reason to drop it almost entirely with this release. James Simmons Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 20:16:41 +0100 From: Peter Robinson pbrobin...@gmail.com Subject: [Sugar-devel] SOAS-3: Final Activity List - Attention needed! To: Sugar on a Stick List s

[Sugar-devel] Get Books in ASLO?

2010-04-27 Thread James Simmons
Sayamindu, As I had mentioned before, I am making a FLOSS Manual on e-book reading and Sugar. I wanted to include a mention of your Get Books Activity in there, and I was surprised to find that Get Books is not in ASLO. I really think it ought to be at this point. James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] Get Books in ASLO?

2010-04-29 Thread James Simmons
people find the books they need, and also helps them create and publish their own e-books. I got my own copy of GB from Git but if I'm going to recommend it in my book it really needs to be in ASLO. James Simmons On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 1:02 PM, Daniel Castelo dcast...@plan.ceibal.edu.uy wrote: I

[Sugar-devel] Highlighting passages in Read Activity?

2010-04-30 Thread James Simmons
that comes with sugar-jhbuild and I can't find anything that suggests that this is possible. I did manage to get bookmarks with annotations working, but no highlighting. Does Read support highlighting passages, and if so how? Thanks, James Simmons ___ Sugar

[Sugar-devel] De-yellowing page images?

2010-05-10 Thread James Simmons
/ReadingandSugar/ScanningBookPages I'd like to lighten or remove the yellowing from the pages to make the book more attractive. Maybe leave the text alone and replace everything else with white. I tried different things with GIMP without much luck. Any ideas? Thanks, James Simmons

Re: [Sugar-devel] De-yellowing page images?

2010-05-10 Thread James Simmons
Chris, Thanks, I'll try that. James Simmons On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 10:29 AM, Chris Ball c...@laptop.org wrote: Hi,   I'd like to lighten or remove the yellowing from the pages to   make the book more attractive.  Maybe leave the text alone and   replace everything else with white.  I

Re: [Sugar-devel] De-yellowing page images?

2010-05-10 Thread James Simmons
Thomas, Thanks. If this works I'll write it up in the book. James Simmons On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 10:33 AM, Thomas C Gilliard satel...@bendbroadband.com wrote: Gimp 2.6.6 Image/Mode/grey scale Colors/Brightness-Contrast Brightness 101 Contrast 62 see attached .jpg Not sure how

Re: [Sugar-devel] De-yellowing page images?

2010-05-10 Thread James Simmons
. Thanks again, James Simmons On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 10:36 AM, Sean DALY sdaly...@gmail.com wrote: James - use imagemagick's -modulate switch: convert -modulate 150,0,0 BoysAviation_008b.jpg BoysAviation_008b.greyscale.jpg 150% brightness, 0% saturation, 0% hue will give you the result

[Sugar-devel] Gitorious having issues this morning

2010-05-27 Thread James Simmons
exactly the same message when trying to view some source. It looks like all projects are affected, not just my new one. James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] Support for EPUB with Read in sugar-jhbuild?

2010-05-29 Thread James Simmons
is NOT in the same directory, but in a subdirectory called epubview. So that might be someting. James Simmons On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 3:04 PM, Sayamindu Dasgupta sayami...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 1:12 AM, James Simmons nices...@gmail.com wrote: Sayamindu, I installed

Re: [Sugar-devel] Testing the production use of ebooks- Try get IA Books rather then read e-books?

2010-05-30 Thread James Simmons
Thomas, If Read in Mirabelle can't do DjVu it's because the DjVu plugin to evince is missing. Evince itself is present if it can read PDFs. I hope that can be fixed in Mirabelle, because DjVu is a good format for e-books. James Simmons On Sun, May 30, 2010 at 2:16 PM, Thomas Gilliard satel

[Sugar-devel] Sugar EPUB screenshot needed for my FLOSS Manual

2010-06-05 Thread James Simmons
and no salesman will call. Thanks, James Simmons ___ Sugar-devel mailing list Sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel

Re: [Sugar-devel] Journal Implementation

2010-06-10 Thread James Simmons
Bao, Have I got a manual for you! http://en.flossmanuals.net/ActivitiesGuideSugar/Introduction James Simmons Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 10:38:45 -0400 From: Quoc-Bao Vuong vq...@lv5.org Subject: [Sugar-devel] Journal Implementation To: sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org Message-ID

Re: [Sugar-devel] Journal Implementation Help

2010-06-15 Thread James Simmons
Activity. I store the last page number read at the tail end of the title. James Simmons Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:37:32 -0400 From: Quoc-Bao Vuong vq...@lv5.org Subject: [Sugar-devel] Journal Implementation Help To: sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org Message-ID

Re: [Sugar-devel] Help Needed - Convert python code into Sugar

2010-06-17 Thread James Simmons
John, We have a manual which should help you figure out what you're doing wrong: http://en.flossmanuals.net/ActivitiesGuideSugar/Introduction James Simmons Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 03:28:52 -0700 (PDT) From: John Samuel johnsamuel...@yahoo.com Subject: [Sugar-devel] Help Needed - Convert

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