[Bookreader] Sharing books and Gnubook

Sayamindu Dasgupta 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]
>> bundle.
>> 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
> http://blog.tomeuvizoso.net/2008/12/new-feature-object-transfer-in-journal.html
> 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).


Sayamindu Dasgupta

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