[Sugar-devel] Several chapters of "Make Your Own Sugar Activities!" ready for review, feedback
nicestep at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 14:50:35 EST 2010
In the chapter "Adding Refinements I have some sample code for
creating, listing, and reading from Journal entries. I'll probably
add an example of deleting a Journal entry as well. And while I am no
expert in collaboration *yet* I will definitely be covering that in a
future chapter. I too have not successfully simulated a mesh network.
I have always used a test school server. My hope is that as I create
new chapters others that are more knowledgeable will point out things
that I'm missing or contribute content themselves.
I do have an XO laptop, but after demonstrating SoaS Blueberry to a
seven year old niece this New Year's Day (I made it as a sort of extra
Christmas gift for her, and she loved it) I'm really starting to feel
that for Sugar developers the XO's are not the only game in town.
I hope you'll check out the book as I go along. Collaboration will
likely be the last chapter I do, because it will be the most difficult
to write. For every chapter I have to come up with demo code that
works, demonstrates good technique, and does something interesting.
This is a programming project as well as a writing project.
Thanks for your input,
On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 12:57 PM, Behavior Vehikel
<b.vehikel at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello Jim,
> Nine month ago I started writing my first activity for sugar (
> http://git.sugarlabs.org/projects/kandid ). Had trouble to understand
> the following three things .
> My hardest problem is the code for collaborating. I copied some code
> from the Connect activity and adopted it to my activity. But even now
> after I published my first version I am not able to make more than
> trivial changes in this code. An in detail chapter about looking up
> buddies, neighborhood, joining, using tubes will be a great help for
> Next point is the journal. Please explain how to use is in an conform
> way to exchange data between different activities. In one of next
> revision my activity will be able to import and export bitmap images.
> How should this be implemented to achieve a tight integration to other
> Sugar activities?
> Setting up an Sugar emulator on Ubuntu or using SoaS in a virtual
> machine it not too complicated. But I spend a lot of time to simulate
> two or more Sugar desktops to test collaboration. Up to now I not able
> to simulate the mesh networking. I installed something like a 'school
> server' and three virtual 'laptops'. An chapter about building a
> virtual network for testing collaboration will be helpful. By the way
> I have no access to an real XO Laptop. All my development is done on
> one typical desktop computer.
> Kind regards
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