[sugar] Loading new apps^Wactivities on XO
bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Mar 20 04:36:41 EDT 2007
On Mar 20, 2007, at 2:46 , Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On 3/19/07, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 2007-03-19 at 17:15 -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> > Suppose I'm hacking the Develop activity on my Ubuntu dapper
>> > At some point I'd like to see how it runs on the XO. How do I build
>> > something that will run there? How do I transfer it? Is there a
>> > page about this?
>> You package the activity in .xo format and unzip it
>> in /usr/share/activities. Then reboot (quick hack) and Sugar
>> should see
I'd rather unpack in ~/Activities. Also, there is no need to make
a .xo, just use your favorite means of creating a directory.
To restart Sugar, I just log in as root and "killall X". It's
restarted after a few seconds.
>> .xos are sort of like JARs with additional metadata, some
>> capabilitiy, and should eventually be able to be signed like JARs.
> Oh cool. Is the format described somewhere?
It's just a zip of your activity bundle directory renamed to "*.xo"
> Also, what's the typical way of moving code to an XO from a regular
> Linux box? scp? USB key? Or what?
When I'm doing a lot of testing I mount the XO with sshfs. Otherwise,
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