Playing w/ Activity packs in build 702
bryan.berry at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 01:25:24 EDT 2008
Added and linked
Can anyone tell me how to install TamTam from scratch?
Teacher Training for 24 Nepali teachers starts on Saturday and I am in
charge of our custom build. Wish us luck!
On Wed, 2008-03-26 at 14:32 -0400, Kim Quirk wrote:
> Thanks Bryan! Can you add a link to activity testing results from the
> Release Notes page with this info?
> It would be great for others to refer to this info when they download
> 702 and recent activities.
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 10:02 AM, Bryan Berry <bryan.berry at gmail.com>
> Hey guys,
> Today I tested out almost of all of the activities on
> wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities on build 702.
> I remember reading an e-mail from Kim Quirk asking folks to
> installing the activities on build 702. I am posting my
> findings here in
> case it might be useful. You may already be aware of the
> problems I
> First I downloaded all of the activities from the wiki page. I
> use any automated scripts or xo-get because bandwidth is quite
> poor at
> my location. I didn't test out activity sharing, hopefully
> will do that
> tomorrow or Friday.
> What didn't work:
> OurStories v.1-beta
> Mimic v.1
> MaMaMedia Storybuilder v.12 :( really an awesome activity
> Tuxpaint v.1 --> doesn't run at all
> Schoolsplay v.0.4- runs but display screwed up, hard to read
> MaMaMedia Creative Center v.3 - works but doesn't do
> to be an advertisement
> Kuku - doesn't run
> Inferno - doesn't run
> Dr. Geo II - v.104 does run but really, really slowly
> Watch & Listen v.10 doesn't even show an icon in the activity
> What Works:
> Need Words app to work w/ Nepali, otherwise mostly useless
> Newsreader runs but very slowly
> Paint, OK
> SimCity starts up, didn't play w/ it much
> PollBuilder runs, but Lesson Plans don't render properly,
> appears to
> be xml-1.0, UTF-8
> MaMaMedia Learning Center
> Jigsaw Puzzle
> Other issues:
> In general, Etoys-based activities start pretty quickly but
> take a
> long time to shutdown, literally 2 minutes. This is an issue
> our team
> in Nepal is wrestling w/. Hopefully we will come up w/ a
> solution that
> can be shared. I should ask Hilaire for help w/ this.
> Minimal documentation for Starchart, Go, Measure, Jump,
> Connect. These are __great__ activities but it would be hard
> for a kid
> to get into them w/out having background knowledge. Our two
> schools will
> share a 128 kbps Internet connection so it will be harder for
> the kids
> to google for answers.
> SocialCalc, appears to be proprietary. The license info read
> "All Rights
> Reserved." How are we allowed to use it
> and how can we translate it? Am I missing something?
> I got some weird errors during bootup HAL daemon userdel:
> user 1035
> does not exist
> I got 6 or 7 such messages
> How do I install the locale for Gcompris?
> How do I install the TamTam suite?
> Hope this was of some use. On the whole, I was quite impressed
> by the
> breadth of activities. For now, 702 gets my vote for Update.1
> Bryan W. Berry
> Systems Engineer
> OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org
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