[IAEP] Installing Activities question

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Thu Sep 9 03:50:22 EDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 19:22, Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com> wrote:
> From a new question on the wiki:
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_help#on_Sugar_activities
> I downloaded Sugar on a Stick and ran it on my computer -- however, the
> project I'm working with is about the Calculate activity. I found how to
> download the Calculate activity from your Activities page, however I don't
> know how to take that downloaded activity and incorporate it into my USB
> device/environment. So my question is: How can I take a downloaded activity
> and use it with Sugar on a Stick?
> There are a number of ways to install new Activities into Sugar:

Hi Frederick,

your answer looks great to me, was wondering if a link to
http://en.flossmanuals.net/Sugar/InstallingActivities would be
helpful, maybe allowing the FAQ be a bit shorter.



> Using the Browse Activity in Sugar, navigate to the Sugar Activity
> Library (http://activities.sugarlabs.org), find the Activity you want and
> click the 'Download Now' button. In Sugar, you should see an alert that
> counts down the transfer. Once the download is saved, a new alert offers to
> show the new Activity in your Journal. Clicking the 'Show in Journal' button
> will take you to a detail view of the <ActivityName>.xo entry. Clicking the
> icon at the top left of this view will launch the Activity. The Home view
> favorites and Journal will show the new Activity installed.
> If the Activity is downloaded to another computer, the downloaded activity
> is contained in the <ActivityName>.xo file that is saved on the computer
> that did the download. If you have another USB device, copy that file to the
> root folder, "/", at the base of your USB device. Then boot Sugar on a Stick
> and go to the Journal. When the second USB device is inserted, it should
> appear in the bottom bar of the Journal. Clicking on the USB device icon
> will show its contents. Drag the <ActivityName>.xo file to the Journal icon
> at the far left of the bottom bar. Then click on the Journal icon and the
> <ActivityName>.xo entry will display at the top of the Journal. Click the
> icon for <ActivityName> and it will launch.
> If the downloaded <ActivityName>.xo file is copied to the SoaS USB device,
> and that device is booted into Sugar, one may use the Terminal activity to
> unzip the file into the /home/liveuser/Activities folder using these
> commands: cd /home/liveuser/Activities/ (The /home/liveuser/ path may be
> substituted with /home/olpc/ on an XO.) unzip /mnt/live/<ActivityName>.xo
> (The /mnt/live/path-to-.xo may be substituted with an accessible
> <ActivityName>.xo path.) The Activity will appear in the Home view
> favorites, and after it has been launched, it will appear in the Journa
> This is a good candidate for the
> FAQ, http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Labs/FAQ#Activities, once the
> community has had a chance to refine the text.
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