[IAEP] Fwd: CAST Books

Jim Simmons nicestep at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 15:25:43 EDT 2009


I haven't tried the CAST website in Sugar but I have tried downloading
Zip files from other websites in Sugar.  If I download a Zip file from
Gutenberg or from my personal website in shell.sugarlabs.org it
downloads just fine.  However, when I try to download a Zip file
containing an RTF from the Baen Free Library I get the same thing that
you see.  No confirmation that a download is about to begin and in the
Journal an entry showing a progress bar that just gives up.  No
problem with this website or CAST in Windows.  It may be a MIME issue
on the server that confuses the Browse Activity.  In my own case I
could download an unzipped RTF from Baen so I just documented that on
my web page and left it at that.  If you can document how to recreate
the issue in Browse you might want to open a ticket on it.

James Simmons

> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:48:17 -0400
> From: Caroline Meeks <caroline at solutiongrove.com>
> Subject: Re: [IAEP] Fwd: CAST Books
> To: Kevin Cole <dc.loco at gmail.com>
> Cc: iaep <iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org>
>> Odd.  I didn't have any problem on my Ubuntu system.  What were you trying
>> to use to read "Legend of Snake and Eagle"?  For the most part it appeared
>> to be HTML with a wee bit o' flash.  Although the flash added to the
>> experience a bit, it didn't seem critical to reading the book.  (The flash
>> portion consisted of three critters on the bottom of each page, which, when
>> clicked on would each animate and then read aloud a tip about that
>> particular section of the story.  The tip was also available in print form.)
>>  Without them, the story still contained vocabulary links in the text, etc.
> In Sugar I have not gotten this far. I can't seem to get the zip folder to
> finish downloading.

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