[support-gang] Need To Know: How to get the latest Help Activity on Macs and PCs???
cbigenho at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 26 04:04:01 EDT 2011
Progress! Here is a version for Mac Users I tested and worked up using the info Tony Forster sent. It works in OS 10.5.8. I have already posted Tony Forster's version on our wiki page. I'll add this one too.
*Control-click on :
**Choose "Download Linked File As..." (click on it)
***In the "Save As:" box type " help-13.zip "
***Choose something for "Where" (desktop is OK)
***Click the "Save" button
Wait a few minutes for the download. If will give you a 12.6 MB zip file.
Click on it to unzip. It will give you a folder called "Help.activity" full of lots of resources from the activity.
The folder has a folder in it called, "help." Open it.
Find the Activity you are working on. The Chapters and resources for that Section in the Version 13 Help Activity will be there. They are arranged in alphabetical order.
Some of these are html files. Click to highlight the file. You will be in the finder. Click on "File" -> "Open With" -> "Safari". The file will open in Safari and look exactly as it currently appears in the Help Activity on the XO.
If you have a capable text editor such as TextWrangler ( http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/download.html ) you will be able to see and edit the file in html.
> Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:08:51 -0400
> From: kevin.mark at verizon.net
> To: support-gang at lists.laptop.org
> CC: iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org; devel at lists.laptop.org; walter.bender at gmail.com; support-gang at laptop.org
> Subject: Re: [support-gang] Need To Know: How to get the latest Help Activity on Macs and PCs???
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 05:59:56PM -0700, Caryl Bigenho wrote:
> > > Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 20:46:23 -0400
> > > Subject: Re: Need To Know: How to get the latest Help Activity on Macs and
> > PCs???
> > > From: walter.bender at gmail.com
> > > To: cbigenho at hotmail.com
> > > CC: devel at lists.laptop.org; support-gang at laptop.org; iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org
> > >
> > > On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 8:39 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Hi Walter,
> > > >
> > > > The Help Activity we want to work from is 11.3.0. It is version 13 and was
> > > > updated by Bastien, David Farning, and Brian Jordan. I don't think they
> > did
> > > > anything with the Turtle Art Activity. As far as I can see, the last work
> > on
> > > > it was done in 2008 during, or soon after, the Book Sprint. I you have
> > > > 11.3.0 running on an XO you can check it over and be sure of the status and
> > > > contents.
> > >
> > > I thought that the idea was to pull fresh content from the Wikibooks
> > > we had written and that the TA book was one of the sources, hence I
> > > updated it. I'll try downloading the latest help activity bits and
> > > check them. Are they not available on ASLO?
> > Yes, we would like to import the newest versions taken from updated manuals.
> > That is what Tuukka is helping with. But even then, they may need some
> > "tweaking" for the latest 11.3.0 Also, some that are much longer than the
> > original SECTIONS may not be used in their entirety, but instead will be
> > referenced with links. We are a bit concerned about space and don't want the
> > Activity SECTIONS to be long enough to be a whole separate manual. The idea is
> > to get folks off to a good start with an Activity and have them do one or 2
> > projects. Then they can go to the Activity's own manual to learn more.
> > Now, "true confessions," I am not familiar with the acronym "ASLO." What does
> > it refer to and how can we use it to make the FLOSS manual revisions? Is it
> > something we can use to read and edit the material on our laptops/
> > Caryl
> wrt 'ASLO', its an abbreviations to reference the website:
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