[sugar] Sharing data between activities.

Bert Freudenberg bert
Sun Aug 26 03:09:21 EDT 2007

On Aug 24, 2007, at 1:25 , Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:

> On 8/24/07, Carlos Neves <cn at sueste.net> wrote:
>> - The images bundled are art done by kids on the MaMaMedia site. They
>> are examples and can be trimmed down considerably, but they are also
>> reasons to be proud for the kids that did them, so I guess that if we
>> can keep the whole bunch, we will.
> Installing a bunch of example images with the activity bundle sounds
> like a really bad idea to me, given our space limitation
> (independently from the fact that you want them share between multiple
> activities). Why don't we just make these available separately, as a
> content bundle (.xol)? That way kids can install and uninstall these
> when they want through the journal.

Well, this seems to ignore the major intention of delivering initial  
content on the system - getting the kids to learn by example. How  
should they know they have to install something before they can start  

Clicking an icon and getting an empty document was one of the major  
problems Etoys had before the OLPC version. The current initial Etoys  
project (our "launch" screen with the 5 cloud buttons) at least  
presents a couple of choices, and links to other projects that  
demonstrate various parts of the system.

How would that be done if the examples have to be installed first?  
Even leaving aside the problem of security concerns forbidding direct  
linking to objects in the journal, how *do* we provide a seamless  

- Bert -

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