[Sugar-devel] Email client
tony_anderson at usa.net
Fri Jan 30 22:18:29 EST 2009
OLENepal is using Firefox (specifically, the Firefox Sugar Activity v6).
Gears works as a normal plugin. The main thing to watch out for is
Rainbow. We set up Firefox with permissions.info to provide a consistent
uid. Your situation may be much easier than ours, we are using Firefox
to run Flash animations and to support offline Moodle (where Gears comes
If you have problems, the folks at OLENepal may be able to help
(contact: Bryan Berry <bryan at olenepal.org>).
Caroline Meeks wrote:
> I think Tony Anderson in Nepal is working on it.
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 5:07 PM, David Cabo <david.cabo at gmail.com
> <mailto: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:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Gabriel Eirea <geirea at gmail.com
> <mailto:geirea at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 2009/1/30 Grant Bowman <grantbow at gmail.com
> <mailto:grantbow at gmail.com>>:
> > Thank you Caryl and Caroline for forwarding this (originally)
> > 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
> > As the teacher says in the video, email is "fundamental."
> > Are they using a web based email client or something running
> > 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
> at the school and store the attachment in the Journal. Then they
> 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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