[IAEP] Wanted: List of Sugar activities for the XO-1.5

Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero dirakx at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 13:47:23 EST 2009

Also this should be asked to future XO 1.5 deployments,
they could have another ideas for activities to be included in the list.

Rafael Ortiz

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 11:05 AM, Jim Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> Chris,
> I agree with Gerald on either Get Books or Get IA Books (not both).
> Get Books is still being worked on by Sayamindu Dasgupta but perhaps
> he could get it in shape for inclusion in time.  Right now it doesn't
> work on .82, but I can't see that being an issue.
> Get IA Books works on either but is limited to the books in the
> Internet Archive.  There are only about a million books there!  It is,
> however, ready to go.  It isn't a popular download on ASLO but it
> deserves to be.
> You might also consider Read Etexts, because of its text to speech
> with highlighting feature and its own built in book search.  It only
> works with Project Gutenberg titles, so no pictures.  The present
> version is useable, but I'm working on a new version that supports
> word wrapping on PG texts and saving font size and speech preferences
> (pitch and rate).  This is a popular download on ASLO.
> I've never tried the IRC Activity so I'm not knocking it, but I wonder
> if children would find that useful.  They already have Chat and Speak.
> If you're going to include Read you should consider what evince
> modules, etc. to include with it.  With the right modules Read can do
> DJVU, .cbz, and EPUB documents as well as PDFs.  DJVU in particular is
> useful for Internet Archive books.
> James Simmons
>> Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 15:26:22 -0500
>> From: Gerald Ardito <gerald.ardito at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [IAEP] Wanted: List of Sugar activities for the XO-1.5
>> To: Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org>
>> Cc: iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org, devel at lists.laptop.org
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>> Chris,
>> I would suggest at least one of the Activities to get books, like Get IA
>> Books.
>> Otherwise, this list looks good.
>> Thanks.
>> Gerald
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