[Sugar-devel] Email client
grantbow at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 02:00:20 EST 2009
I tried gears with gmail on my home Windows XP machine but it just
freezes firefox so I have to force quit.
-- Grant Bowman <grantbow at gmail.com>
On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 5:10 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 23:07, David Cabo <david.cabo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What's the current status of Gears on the XO? Can it be added to Browser? I
>> remember someone started working on it a few months ago, but unfortunately I
>> don't know if they were successful.
>> The reason I'm asking is that GMail is currently rolling out offline
>> support, although it's disabled by default at the moment:
> Last I looked, Gears worked in Browse, but you had to unzip the .xpi
> and put the different bits in two or three different places.
>> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Gabriel Eirea <geirea at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 2009/1/30 Grant Bowman <grantbow at gmail.com>:
>>> > Thank you Caryl and Caroline for forwarding this (originally) from
>>> > olpc-sur (south) mail list. As the Spanish description of the
>>> > original email mentions, developers don't always know how they are
>>> > used in the classrooms. I'm curious from a Sugar development
>>> > perspective exactly how they are working with email in their class.
>>> > As the teacher says in the video, email is "fundamental."
>>> > Are they using a web based email client or something running locally?
>>> > The first girl who spoke said it's asynchronous and you don't have to
>>> > be connected. She may be talking about downloading from email,
>>> > working locally and then copying and pasting finished work to a
>>> > web-based email client but it doesn't sound like it to me.
>>> That's exactly what I understood from their description. The teacher
>>> sends an email with an attachment. The children download it with gmail
>>> at the school and store the attachment in the Journal. Then they take
>>> it home, work on it, and when they return to school they send their
>>> work to the teacher using gmail again.
>>> An email activity with replication or however it is called (making a
>>> local copy of the emails and synchronizing automatically with the
>>> server whenever there is connectivity), would be very useful so they
>>> are not limited to attachments only.
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