[Bookreader] Sharing books and Gnubook
sayamindu at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 11:12:38 EST 2009
On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 9:34 PM, Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Heh, super quick response :-)
> On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 9:28 PM, Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org> wrote:
>> Alternately, if you are using a Browse shell to read books in gnubook
>> format, as long as both you and a friend store the book in its default
>> named location, you should be able to share a [local file] URL and
>> have it display properly on both machines. In both this case and the
>> pdf use case, you have to solve the problem of exchanging the file
>> being shared before sharing -- either a pdf or a zipfile or an xo[l]
>> For the WP activity, you exchange the entire xo bundle before sharing.
>> Note that we want to merge xo and xol bundles asap; as with
>> activities, collections require both parties to have obtained a copy
>> of the bundle before sharing a collaborative session in which you use
>> it with others.
> I was actually suggesting "exporting" individual books to the Journal,
> which would be openable (and shareable) by read, and can simply be
> "pushed" to other kids (I have
> in mind). With a very simple Python hack, I could "export" a book from
> the bundle into a format readable by evince (no modifications were
> made to evince).
..and of course, books will be shared via the activity directly (so
that if student Hari downloads a new book in his collection, he will
be able to share it with his friend Gopal, who has the activity
installed, but does not have the book being shared).
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