[IAEP] Fwd: CAST Books

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Wed Sep 23 04:17:06 EDT 2009

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 21:25, Jim Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> Caroline,
> 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.

I think there should be tracebacks in the logs that indicate what is
happening, would be great if you could provide those in a ticket.



> 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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