[Server-devel] A Path to Pathagar.

Braddock braddock at braddock.com
Tue Jun 4 17:11:33 EDT 2013

I'm curious how Pathagar may be applicable to our Internet-in-a-Box 

Can it scale to the 40,000 epub books in Project Gutenberg?

Braddock Gaskill

On 06/04/2013 01:46 PM, David Farning wrote:
> One of the additions to XSCE 0.3 is the ability to add services to 
> XSCE without having an intimate knowledge of the entire server. Our 
> first real test of this is the inclusion of Pathagar as a bookserver.
> For the last three releases the XSCE project has focused on the basics:
> 1. Network connectivity within the classroom.
> 2. Internet access were available.
> 3. Modular structure.
> This has been the boring framework stuff which will enable the fun 
> user facing stuff like Pathagar to work.
> Pathagar is a simple bookserver. In this case, simple means rugged and 
> maintainable. Pathagar has three purposes; browse, search and download 
> digital books from a server.
> In the basic use case a librarian or curator places digital books in a 
> directory on the server. Students can then browse, search and download 
> from their web browser or bookreader software.
> Technically, most of the pieces are in place:
> 1. I believe the XSCE needs a bit more work handle external storage. 
> (Not barfing if the USB connection is bumped.)
> 2. Pathagar is fully functional.
> The remaining steps will be to:
> 1. Validate Fedora packaging.
> 2. Create the glue code to add Pathagar to XSCE is a plugin.
> 3. Validate loosely coordinated release.
> 4. Test, test, test.
> Technically this seems pretty straight forward.  The more open ended 
> issues is curating content. A book server with no books is as useful 
> as school server which doesn't serve.
> -- 
> David Farning
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