tony_anderson at usa.net
Wed Jun 5 04:42:31 EDT 2013
When I looked at Pathagar originally, it only worked when connected to
the internet. Has this changed?
What can Pathagar store? Is it limited to pdfs? As I remember, it
created database entries with extensive (library standard) cataloging
information. Is that still required? In many cases, that information is
not easily available (e.g. multimedia items).
On 06/04/2013 11:48 PM, server-devel-request at lists.laptop.org wrote:
> Message: 4 Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:11:33 -0700 From: Braddock
> <braddock at braddock.com> To: David Farning <dfarning at activitycentral.com>
> Cc: server-devel <server-devel at lists.laptop.org>, xsce-devel
> <xsce-devel at googlegroups.com>, pathagar <pathagar at archive.org> Subject:
> Re: [Server-devel] A Path to Pathagar. Message-ID:
> <51AE5805.1070408 at braddock.com> Content-Type: text/plain;
> charset="iso-8859-1"; Format="flowed" I'm curious how Pathagar may be
> applicable to our Internet-in-a-Box (http://internet-in-a-box.org). Can
> it scale to the 40,000 epub books in Project Gutenberg? thanks, 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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