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

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 13:44:05 EST 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 1:08 PM, David Farning <dfarning at gmail.com> wrote:
> The other day during an infrastructure meeting, Walter brought up some
> thought on how to enable kids to exchange Turtle Art projects....
> Alsroot has been thinking about how to do this through a.sl.o since he
> became the activities.sugarlabs.org code maintainer.
> The high level view is that someone can easily upload Turtle Art creations
> to somewhere and then they, or others, can go to a portal to download other
> Turtle Art creations.
> Client side, this would require:
> 1. Adding a widget to either the journal or the TA activity to upload the TA
> Bundle.
> 2. Adding a TA bundle installer to handler TA Bundle downloads.
> Server side, this would require:
> 1. A place to accept TA bundle uploads.
> 2. A search-able place from which to download TA bundles
> We have some similar systems we can look to as examples.
> 1. Scratch -- Scratch has an upload button and users can download scratch
> projects from --  http://scratch.mit.edu/galleries/browse/newest
> 2. ASLO --  Users upload XO bundles via a web interface and download via a
> web interface.
> My initial instinct is to see if ASLO can be adopted to fit this need.
> Primarily because we have it, it works, and it is scalable.  On the other
> hand, if the only tool in one's toolbox is a hammer, everything looks like a
> nail. (How is that for over using clichés and buzzword?)
> Considerations:
> ASLO rocks:)
> ASLO can be adapted to handle various file types.  For example:
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:3
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:2
> Each file type can have a separate look and feel.
> Is the activity creation and upload process too complicated for young users?
> Moving forward:
> Would it be possible to journal or TA widget which:
> 1.  Walks the student though a upload wizard.
> 2.  Combines the TA project into a into a bundle with the metadata generated
> in the wizard.
> 3.  Sends the bundle to activites.sl.o/uploads

I am not sure what you are asking? How is this different that just
using Browse to upload files from the Journal?


> Would it be possible to setup/adapt ASLO to:
> 1. Handle TA files types.
> 2. Accepts TA bundles+metadata uploads and inserts them into the review
> queue.
> david
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Walter Bender
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