View Slides is in

Nate Ridderman nate.ridderman at
Tue Feb 3 11:02:58 EST 2009

There was an email thread about problems with not long ago
- see I
was having the same problem and I sent an email to systems at
I'm not sure if it was ever resolved for my account, because I haven't tried
it yet.


2009/2/3 James Simmons <jim.simmons at>

>  Wade,
> The current View Slides sends the whole slideshow in a Zip file over the
> network.  These slideshow Zip files can be 20-60 meg and I find that sharing
> files of that size just doesn't work.  Worse, if the original file is still
> being shared it is impossible to resume a document you have received by
> sharing without starting the whole download over again.  So I think my new
> idea makes a lot more sense, and I'm thinking I can use code in Chat as an
> example to work from.
> I have moved both my repositories to gitorious:
> However, last night and this morning when I tried to do a git push to the
> new repository I got this:
> [jim at localhost ~]$ cd olpc/readetexts/mainline/
> [jim at localhost mainline]$ ls
> activity  NEWS                   ReadEtextsActivity.pyc
> locale    po           
> MANIFEST  readtoolbar.pyc
> [jim at localhost mainline]$ git push origin master
> fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
> This is on a machine where I have never done a git push before (I did my
> development work on a different box).  I created my SSH key and published
> the public key in the account named jdsimmons, along with the other public
> key from the other box.  I just used ssh-keygen with no parameters to
> generate the key, and gave it my passphrase when prompted.  I think this is
> all I did for the other box, but I can't remember.  So I don't know if this
> is my problem or something to do with  If you or
> someone else can steer me in the right direction I'd appreciate it.
> James Simmons
> Wade Brainerd wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 6:10 PM, James Simmons <jim.simmons at>wrote:
>> Second, now that I have this I want to perfect collaboration on my two
>> Activities, Read Etexts and View Slides.  Unfortunately, I am convinced
>> that collaboration in View Slides that involves sending large Zip
>> archives over the network is not and never will be practical.  What I'm
>> thinking about now is making the person "sharing" a slide show see only
>> the image being viewed on the XO that has the full presentation.  The
>> master XO would page through the slides and those sharing would follow
>> along.  I'm not sure that's practical, either.
>  I think sending one page at a time, and having the initiator control the
> presentation is a great idea.  Otherwise, you might as well just send the
> document to everyone and have them open it up on their own :)
>  Also, are you planning to move your repositories over to
>  Most of the other activities are doing that now, and
> we have set up a Sugar Labs ActivityTeam (
> to coordinate the process.
>  Best,
> Wade
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