[Sugar-devel] Dropbox on the XO
sverma at sfsu.edu
Fri Apr 1 13:04:34 EDT 2011
On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 12:35 PM, Christoph Derndorfer
<christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 6:12 PM, Gary Martin <garycmartin at googlemail.com>
>> Hi Christopher,
> Hi Gary,
>> On 1 Apr 2011, at 13:01, Christoph Derndorfer
>> <christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 1:31 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Apr 01, 2011 at 01:02:46PM +0200, Christoph Derndorfer wrote:
>>> > James suggested Sugar Commander to copy the files from the dropbox
>>> > folder into the Journal, ...
>>> Not me, probably Other James.
>> Yes, sorry, it was James Simmons and I only realized now that his message
>> didn't go to the list...
>>> > And while I agree that "sugar already has many sharing features" I
>>> > don't think they're nearly powerful and flexible enough (which reminds
>>> > of seeing the expression on Richard Smith's face when I showed him
>>> > this photo from Peru -
>>> > http://www.olpcnews.com/countries/peru/peruvian_pupils_ingenious_method_for_copying_songs.html
>>> > - which was simply priceless;-).
>>> Very sad.
>> Not sure why people think it's sad. To me it really is ingenious and I
>> loved how these pupils worked around the software limitations to achieve
>> what they wanted.
>>> > Have you actually used the feature that sends a journal entry
>>> from one laptop to another over wireless? 'Cause if you haven't used
>>> it, then perhaps you should retract your opinion until you've had a go
>>> at it. There's no point whinging about software written years ago.
>> Sorry if I touched a soft spot here! ;-)
>> On a more serious note I saw that my previous e-mail should read
>> "teacher's normal laptop" rather than "teacher's XO" since the main idea is
>> still to make it easy to print children's works.
>> I'd be happy to see a 3rd party make a nice Dropbox activity (perhaps
>> Dropbox would consider sponsoring a dev seeing as they are a commercial
>> service), pretty sure it is based on WebDAV so should be some standard open
>> source projects about to build a nice focused Sugar Activity UI around.
> Good idea. Maybe someone really should approach Dropbox. Without getting to
> off-topic this is something that I've been thinking about for awhile. In the
> mobile space most people try to support iOS, Android, WebOS, etc. and it
> would be great if we could convince service providers to do something
> similar for the Sugar ecosystem.
...and if you want to run your own Dropbox like service, there's
sparkleshare (http://www.sparkleshare.org/) Its in beta/rc1 but I
haven't tried it as yet...
>> I wanted to raise the bandwidth issue — I do use Dropbox from time to time
>> to share files between my iPad and PowerBook, but I find it painful having
>> to upload and download to the Internet over broadband for more than trivial
>> file sizes, imagine the frustration for one class full of children trying to
>> all sync remotely with a Dropbox account. The solution really needs to use
>> the local network e.g. as achievable via being connected to the class
>> wireless access point, salute (not a remote network jabber server or perhaps
>> a local XS would be OK), and using the Journal 'send to --> friend' feature.
> This is indeed a good point though for some reason I had thought that
> Dropbox is as smart as Skype and does direct file-transfer when it detects
> that the computers are on the same LAN... Will have to investigate this
>> FWIW, I've had text chat working between XOs and iChat on a Mac, think
>> I've seen reports of Pidgen working in Gnome as well, but not recently tried
>> testing to see if file transfer works (it didn't used to, but a fair bit of
>> has changed since then). That could be the area most worth some more effort
>> and testing.
> Excellent point, this is an option I hadn't even considered yet!
> P.S. Every time I see your name on the mailing-lists I'm reminded of the
> fact that we still haven't implemented the medal/awards system we discussed
> at Sean's apartment during Sugar Camp Paris almost two years ago... :-/
> Christoph Derndorfer
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