Devel Digest, Vol 26, Issue 65

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at
Mon Apr 14 15:06:38 EDT 2008

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 8:30 PM, James Simmons
<jim.simmons at> wrote:
> Morgan,
>  I am one of those people developing activities that make use of
>  collaboration.  I'm pleased to see that someone has been charged to make
>  that easier, especially through better documentation.  My Activities are
>  Read Etexts and View Slides.  Both make use of code adapted from the
>  Read activity, although only Read Etexts has sharing implemented in a
>  released package.  It does seem to work.  View Slides has sharing code
>  in git, but not released as that code does NOT work at this time.
>  One thing I hope you'll address is the question of setting up a sharing
>  test environment as simply as possible.  I have been using Xubuntu with
>  Sugar RPMs on one machine and Sugar-jhbuild on openSUSE 10.2 on
>  another.  Both use the Collabora server, and I have a G1G1 laptop
>  pointing to that server as well.  The thing is, I don't know if I have
>  Collabora's blessing to use their server for my testing, and even if I
>  did, it is frequently out of service.  Ideally I could set up my own
>  server.  I do know that just having ejabberd installed from RPMs is not
>  enough.  (I tried that and it didn't work).  So what is the simplest way
>  for me to have my own sharing environment?

You can easily use salut-based collaboration by running several
instances of the xephyr-based emulator like this:

Hope it helps,


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