[Sugar-devel] Getting Journal entries off an XO at the end of a project?

Christoph Derndorfer christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 13:56:51 EST 2012

Hi all,

I just spoke to the teacher of our small Austrian pilot project and we
realized that we'll have to find a way to get Journal entries off the
pupils' XOs as they'll finish primary school in late June.

They won't have access to the XOs beyond that date and while SoaS is always
a possibility I doubt that many of them will continue using Sugar
afterwards. As such I'm wondering how we can - or can enable the pupils
themselves - to save their work and memories in a way that allows them to
use them from a standard Windows, Linux, or OS X computer in the future.

I assume other projects have run into similar situations in the past so I
wanted to see what solutions have been used here?

Off the top of my head I came up with:

(a) Have the pupils copy relevant files they want to keep to USB drives via
the Journal or the Sugar commander Activity
(b) Ask them to favorite things they want to keep in the Journal and then
run a script that copies all of these entries to a USB drive or possibly
even a network share

Has anyone tried these approaches or am I thinking too complicated here?
e.g. would it also be possible to simply backup all the Journal to USB
drives or a network share and then give each pupil a copy of their backup?
Would they be able to extract files into standard formats?

Any pointers, help, comments, etc. here would be much appreciated.


Christoph Derndorfer

volunteer, OLPC (Austria) [www.olpc.at]
editor, OLPC News [www.olpcnews.com]
contributor, TechnikBasteln [www.technikbasteln.net]

e-mail: christoph at derndorfer.eu
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