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

Tabitha Roder tabitha at tabitha.net.nz
Fri Jan 13 19:04:20 EST 2012

Can you put instructions on the wiki please? Useful when a laptop is being
repaired and child has to use another laptop.
On Jan 14, 2012 12:55 PM, "Martin Langhoff" <martin.langhoff at gmail.com>

> If there is an XS, and they register, then their work will be backed up
> automagically, and accessible through Moodle.
> If they lose access to the laptop (ie: laptop's given to someone else),
> that can be handled with a simple procedure on Moodle -- something an admin
> can do.
> If that's an option, I can write up the Moodle procedure in detail.
> hth,
> m
> { Martin Langhoff - one laptop per child }
> On Jan 13, 2012 1:56 PM, "Christoph Derndorfer" <
> christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Thanks,
>> Christoph
>> --
>> 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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