[Sugar-devel] Meeting #2 of the project Setting up activity server.

Thomas Gilliard satellitgo at gmail.com
Sun May 6 23:02:32 EDT 2018

On 05/06/2018 07:17 PM, Walter Bender wrote:
> On Sun, May 6, 2018 at 10:00 PM Tony Anderson <tony at olenepal.org 
> <mailto:tony at olenepal.org>> wrote:
>     Hi, Walter
>     Is there a link to a description of the proposed new server? I
>     assume that what you mean is that a new physical server will
>     become host to ASLO. Naturally, I am much more interested in the
>     capabilities of the service than the server.
> I am referring to https://aslo3-devel.sugarlabs.org (I see James 
> answered you while I was typing this.)
looks like 
sugar network  https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Network/Tutorial
>     It is really hard for me to see any connection between
>     activity.info <http://activity.info> and an activity service
>     (which supplies information about activities and downloads the
>     bundle  on request).I assume these consistency tests are made
>     before a new activity version is released and is part of the
>     process of creating a github repository.
> The database for ASLO3 is derived from the activity.info 
> <http://activity.info> files. But those data need cleaning up. This is 
> why we have not gone live with the new server.
>     The python script can use a loop on the list of bundles:
>     for activity in activities:
>          #use zipfile to read the activity.info <http://activity.info>
>     file
>          #count or test for any property
>          #report (e.g. print ) result of test by activity
>     #report summary of loop execution
>     I do not have any idea of what you are referring to by a
>     screenshot. I certainly hope there is no intent to add a
>     screenshot to an activity bundle. It may be fun to revel in
>     storage available on a PC but the overwhelming number of our users
>     have XO laptops with very limited storage. This is similar to the
>     trend to make Sugar more dependent on the internet. For example,
>     sudo apt-get install sucrose is difficult to accomplish in a room
>     with 40 laptops and no internet, the current situation in Rwanda
>     with the Positivo laptop.
> We use screenshots in the activity portal. They need not be included 
> in the bundles.
>     Tony
>     On Monday, 07 May, 2018 09:35 AM, Walter Bender wrote:
>>     This particular discussion was about activity.info
>>     <http://activity.info> because the student is working on getting
>>     the activity server on line and cleaning up the activity.info
>>     <http://activity.info> files is an essential step.
>>         I interpret https://github.com/sugar-activities as an attempt
>>         to provide a separate place for Sugar activity repositories
>>         based on download.sugarlabs.org/activities
>>         <http://download.sugarlabs.org/activities>. The number of
>>         activities mentioned is consistent with the current content
>>         of ASLO. (see http://activities.sugarlabs.org/activities/)
>>     Yes. We have an on-going effort to migrate to a new activity
>>     server which is both easier to maintain and a richer experience
>>     for our users.
>>         A simple python script can process the activity.info
>>         <http://activity.info> in activity bundles very quickly.
>>         Simply download every activity bundle and then use import
>>         zipfile to read the activity.info <http://activity.info> file
>>         and check it for whatever is interesting. I generally use ls
>>         -1 *.xo > list to create a file. The python script can easily
>>         form a list of activities from this file.
>>     We are concerned about a number of inconsistencies with the data,
>>     including license, summary, screen shots, etc.
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