[Sugar-devel] Why cannot collections of ---.xo files on a USB stick be run without installation in sugar?
alsroot at activitycentral.org
Tue Mar 1 05:52:07 EST 2011
On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 08:17:06AM -0800, Thomas C Gilliard wrote:
> I have an idea for a better Sugar Design:
> Why cannot collections of ---.xo files on a USB stick be run without
> installation in sugar?
imho, thats not good design to have two kinds of objects people need to
interact implicitly, ie, activities and activity bundles. For pure
python case, activities might be just kept as-is on the usb stick, for
binary based activities, bundles are just wrong way at all (in case of
having implicit entities).
The fast, and useful, hack I see is monitoring (or so) removable devices
for Activities/ directory and just count (not install, ie, copying files
from here to there) activities to start them from usb.
> Currently if one clicks on an .xo file on a USB stick in the left bottom
> of the frame area (after it retracts) it installs and then runs the .xo
> If this install did not occur, a large number of activities could be
> stored on the stick and not loaded.
> And would not permanently change the sugar installation.
> One could build groups of activities for different age
> groups;deployments; (languages?) .
> The Sugar Desktop could then used by different students running from the
> same sugar install.
> These would be used from discreetly labeled (Individual) sticks.
> There could possibly be a switch in f3 list view to switch to a USB
> source (If present) or Internal installed activities (default).
> The available activities would then be displayed in the f3 list view
> from the selected sugar or USB source.
> 3rd option: could access a CD of ...xo files?
> The journal then becomes the next problem....If used by multiple students..
> Just an idea....
> Tom Gilliard
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