[sugar] notes from the field - Mongolia
rihoward1 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 01:43:48 EDT 2008
You can transfers files between systems, (in the absence of an XS
server), using a light weight web server such as boa
To install boa on the XO:
yum install boa
If you want more details on how to configure boa let me know and I
will post the instructions.
I use boa to pull log files off my XO.
Similarly you get get files off a MS Windows system using IIS.
Another email in this thread mentions the scripts for copying files
to and form the Sugar Journal.
On Oct 10, 2008, at 1:48 PM, Deniz Kural wrote:
> I see how my email wasn't so nice. Apologies for increasing the
> animosity level. I was merely trying show how USB transfer from:
> 1) Xo to Xo
> 2) Other platform to Xo
> could be useful.
> Marco, I'm glad to have provoked a laugh, I was indeed joking. I
> don't even know you.
> I agree with Martin -- I thought he didn't write anything
> offensive. I will follow your advice, Edward, Tomeu.
> So to stay on topic,
> 1) I understand that there is in fact an easy way to transfer files
> between XOs with a USB (which I believe is necessary per the
> conditions in Mongolia - people living in mobile yurts, even in the
> largest city and the capital etc. as explained). In the future, if
> one day the network is universal, and the mesh works etc. I can see
> why we wouldn't need it.
> 2) I understand that sugar might not have been intended to work
> with other OS's, and should be thought of as an educational tool
> meant for children instead of a general all-purpose laptop computer.
> But I also think, since this is a significant investment for many
> people, referring to my original example of a teacher typing up a
> reading (from a book let's say, or a handout) on a regular
> computer s/he already has back home, and being able to transfer
> files back and forth on an Xo so s/he can distribute it to his/her
> Thus, to fulfill its educational mission, Sugar cannot be a closed
> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 8:43 AM, Tomeu Vizoso
> <tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net> wrote:
> 2008/10/10 Deniz Kural <denizkural at gmail.com>:
> > This whole "why would you need a USB in mongolia?" conversation
> shows how
> > out of touch some people on this list are with the people the
> project is
> > trying to reach.
> this list if composed by people from all around the world, some of
> which have had contact with some cultures, others with other cultures.
> What we have in common is the desire to build a software platform that
> others can use to learn themselves and to teach others.
> As we have the wish that our work is universally used, we'll need to
> teach each other how is life in every part of the world and how we can
> better work so it serves best everywhere. Mikus hasn't been afraid of
> showing his ignorance about how USB sticks are used in Mongolia and
> you have kindly replied with an useful explanation.
> I hope we can keep sharing experiences like this but with a bit less
> of animosity.
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