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

Christoph Derndorfer christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 20:12:25 EST 2012

Hey Martin,

thanks a lot for the information and apologies for the slow reply.

Back in June 2009 David Van Assche and me set up a server but IIRC we ended
up installing ejabberd on Ubuntu since we can into some driver issue with
the XS at the time. (/me is full of regrets right about now...)

As such it looks like this isn't an option for us. Either way I think that
a set of instructions for that route would be interesting for a lot of
people, also in relation to some of the efforts related to usage / Journal
analysis and whatnot happening in various projects.

Also, does anyone know how Uruguay and Peru handle pupils finishing primary
school and wanting to have access to their data?


On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 12:55 AM, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com
> wrote:

> 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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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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