[Sugar-devel] Fwd: Porting a game to Sugar

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 21:14:54 EDT 2010

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 9:07 PM, Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> On 17 Mar 2010, at 14:45, James Simmons wrote:
>> Tomeu and everyone,
>> John is trying to follow my instructions on setting up a collaboration
>> test environment for his Sugar Activity.  It isn't working for him on
>> F12 and I couldn't get my own test environment working on F11.  All
>> the testing I did for the book was on F10 using Salut with the F10
>> firewall program disabled.  I think my instructions are good as far as
>> they go, but there may be security issues preventing them from
>> working.  The only thing I can think of that MIGHT help is to use
>> jabber.sugarlabs.org as a server.  It seems to me that has worked for
>> me on F11 in the past.  The problem I had with it when it didn't work
>> recently was that I could see others on the network but my instances
>> could not see each other.  I believe this was caused by configuration
>> on the server that limited the number of active users.
>> If anyone can help him he'd be grateful.  The only things I can suggest are:
>> 1).  Use jabber.sugarlabs.org instead of Salut.
>> 2).  As a *last* resort, downgrade to F10 and disable the firewall.
> FWIW: under 0.86.x (pretty sure, certainly 0.84.x) I could test local (gabble) in F11 using sugar-jhbuild by launching two instances of sugar using the SUGAR_PROFILE=..... environment variable.
> I've just tried to retest this now that my F11 environment is running the latest Sugar 0.87.x and it will only launch one (the first) instance. Additional invocations for other SUGAR_PROFILE=.... values just hang with no console output unless you first kill the previous process (so not much use for testing collaboration anymore).
>  SUGAR_PROFILE=1 ./sugar-jhbuild run sugar-emulator & <---- pops up file
>  SUGAR_PROFILE=2 ./sugar-jhbuild run sugar-emulator & <---- have to kill above process before it appears
> Any one else seeing this? I can open a ticket if someone tells me which logs would be of use for debugging this.
> Regards,
> --Gary

SUGAR_PROFILE= ... works fine on Ubuntu these days.

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Walter Bender
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