On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 10:08 PM, Adam Holt <h...@laptop.org> wrote:

> Is building an .xol bundle/collection/file (containing all the PDF's) the
> easiest way?  What's the easiest way to build up an .xol of PDF's if so?

Thanks to Jerry Vonau who replied:

"​If you are looking to have ​the pdfs​​ show up in the ring of activities
then creating a .xol is required
Think you would need to launch the browser to see the content
see http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Content_bundles.
However the pdfs should be able to be viewable in the browser with
file://some/path/test.pdf, check if that works first. You might just be
able to have the .xol's index.html contain the file://path as a point to
the pdf file.
 Hope that helps.​

Presumably by then installing the .xol in Sugar -> Terminal Activity as
> follows?
>    sugar-install-bundle /run/media/olpc/<USB DEVICE LABEL>/<BUNDLE.xo>
> Or is there much better ways to "permanently" install a large number of
> PDF's onto Sugar across a large number of XO laptops?  Or should we use
> Gnome instead of Sugar, if there's a much better way?  Sugar's Browse
> Activity is preferred (faster, lightweight) but Firefox 26.0 is also
> installed if absolutely necessary, in case either are needed instead of
> Sugar's Read Activity.
> CLARIF: The job will be done using USB memory sticks, walking from one XO
> laptop to the next, to install all these PDF's.
> CLARIF: We want the PDF's to remain on the XO laptops even after the
> teacher types in "rm -rf /home/olpc/.sugar" to clean out personal files
> from Sugar on each laptop, which typically happens at the beginning of each
> semester.
> CLARIF: A Sugar icon within the Sugar wheel would be a bonus, but any
> other method of finding this content within 3-to-5 clicks from Sugar's Home
> View can work Ok!
> CLARIF: these books need to be on the XO laptops themselves, as servers
> like IIAB are *not* always present.
> *Apologies there are serious electrical problems in Haiti where we're
> working, so it's very tough to fully research this online!-- Unsung Heroes
> of OLPC, interviewed live @ http://unleashkids.org <http://unleashkids.org>
> ! *
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