[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Sharing work between XOs/SOAS devices

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Dec 15 15:21:06 EST 2009

On 15.12.2009, at 18:30, Gerald Ardito wrote:
> Hello all.
> As our 5th graders are doing more and more work with their XOs, their being able to turn in and share their work products (as opposed to collaborating with others) is becoming more and more important.
> My temporary solution is having them upload their work (along with reflections, if desired) to Moodle, which I can do because we have an XS implementation. However, this means that if a student has created a Memorize vocabulary game that s/he want to share s/he has to:
> 1. Create the game.
> 2. Save it to the Journal
> 3. Go to Browse
> 4. Navigate to Moodle
> 5. Find the right course/right assignment within the course
> 6. Upload game.
> S/he pretty much has to do the same thing to download and then play other games. This is certainly workable, but dramatically slows down the momentum of creating games and wanting others to play them. 
> So, I am asking to create/offering to help create an Activity that allows users to share work products easily. I know that Bert was working on something called Distribute, which may be a starting place. It seems to share Journal objects, which seems right.

That is Ben's activity, not mine:

> 2009/10/28 Benjamin M. Schwartz <bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu>:
>> Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>>> The Distribute activity would be your best bet I guess. Where is it?
>> http://dev.laptop.org/~bemasc/Distribute-1.xo
>> Distribute is the barest prototype of a sharing activity, designed purely
>> as a proof of concept.  It is unmaintained, has essentially no user
>> interface, and is not available in any language other than English.  The
>> code is a simplified derivative of the hackish HTTP-based sharing system
>> from Read.
>> Any attempts to revive it are welcome.  This is the first time I've ever
>> heard of anyone even attempting to use it.
>> --Ben

We got reports that it does indeed work, though I'm not aware of anyone starting to improve it.

- Bert -

> I am happy to work with developers on this. I could create requirements, if need be. Just say the word.
> I look forward to what comes next.
> Thanks and best,
> Gerald
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