[Server-devel] Managing presence across multiple groups

David Leeming david at leeming-consulting.com
Mon Jan 4 18:35:42 EST 2010

OK no worries, I am just exploring the possibilities. We have to start
simple in any case. The teachers will not become proficient Moodle
administrators immediately.

Are there any more guidelines on XS usage, how people are using it in other
country programmes? Other than what's on the wiki
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/School_server and associated pages?

We had a lot of damage to houses in one area and a few minor injuries but
this was not as bad as the big earthquake/tsunami of 2007 by any means.
Thanks for your concern, and Happy New Year to all the list, too!

David Leeming
Solomon Islands Rural Link 

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Langhoff [mailto:martin.langhoff at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, 5 January 2010 1:52 a.m.
To: David Leeming
Cc: server-devel at lists.laptop.org
Subject: Re: [Server-devel] Managing presence across multiple groups

Hi David,

hope everyone in Solomon Islands is well in this new year. The news of
the earthquake have been rather worrying.

Now, about your question -- unfortunately we don't have a good control for

You can experiment hiding the courses if you want, and ejabberd may
(or may not) remove the presence info related to that course... and
the XOs may or may not realize that ejabberd has removed that info.

And then you need to remember to re-enable all at the end of the school

This feature was not designed to be used like you describe, and so I
don't think it will work at all.

Instead, I will keep this use case in mind (and you should feel free
to talk with the Sugar developers about it) in the context of "better
presence / groups" interoperation, and the ability to mark a group as
"current focus", so somehow members of that group are prioritized or
highlighted in the presence view (without removing everyone else!).

Sorry can't help more on this.


On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 7:11 AM, David Leeming
<david at leeming-consulting.com> wrote:
> Students in either class may be members of the Science club. But during
> lessons we don't want students in Class 1A interacting with 1B etc.
> Teachers Area.
> What is the best way to manage this sort of thing. Is there a way to log
> into courses (i.e. Teachers can enter the teacher's area) or of turning
> presence on and off for individual courses?
> David Leeming
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