[Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 76, Issue 22

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Sat Aug 17 09:21:10 EDT 2013

Hi, Adam

The model I have been pursuing is that the library contents are checked 
out by the child - i.e. copied to the Journal on the XO. There is no 
need to be connected to the school server to read a book. The same 
approach applies to media (audio, image, video).

Naturally, the child will have to erase some library items from the 
Journal from time to time, particularly with XO-1.

The schools I am working with have no access to the internet so keeping 
the server on to share internet access is not needed.

There are technical issues to provide this capability for Wikipedia 
articles and some work will probably be needed to enable download of 
Khan Academy videos (beyond the Arithmetic and Pre-algebra group which 
is supported by the Learn Activity). I suspect some work will be needed 
for the maps. Currently Nick Doiron's Map Activity expects to be online 
to Google Maps or Open Street Maps and to build map-packs on the XO. In 
addition, Braddock has had pre-render the tiles. I don't yet know what 
impact this has on the Map Activity.


On 08/17/2013 02:34 PM, server-devel-request at lists.laptop.org wrote:
> Kids need to read in the evenings (and unforeseen times) on their XOs, from
> http://internet-in-a-box.org  and most importantly much younger material,
> rare colorful ebooks we've been granted in Creole.

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