XS Community Edition/0.4/Services/Content update


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You've got your .xo files, set up your activities.info file, it's all on a USB drive in a dir named xs-activity-server, and now that you've got all the ingredients, the last order of business is to create a manifest for the XSCE to read.


Creating the activity updater

Copying activities

  1. Insert your USB drive into your computer (I used my regular FAT32 formatted drive that I also use for flashing XOs)
  2. Create a directory named xs-activity-server
  3. Navigate into the xs-activity-server dir.
  4. Download some activities.

Create Activity Descriptions

Activity Descriptions are shown in http://schoolserver/activities

  1. Get the bundle_id for the Activity by running:
    zipgrep bundle_id activityname.xo
    That command will return something like:
    JAMediaTube.activity/activity/activity.info:bundle_id = org.laptop.JAMediaTube
    The bundle_id is the section after the = sign.
  2. Create file named activities.info in the xs-activity-server dir.
  3. Create a section for each activity in the activities.info file which contains: [bundle_id]
    description = text description

    For example:

    description = Watch YouTube! It's really fun!

    description = This is a placeholder for documentation purposes

Create manifest

  1. Run this command:
    sha1sum *.xo *.info > manifest.sha1
  2. Eject the USB drive and plug it into the XSCE.

Update a School Server

The activities you put on the USB drive in the xs-activity-server dir will be installed. they will appear at http://schoolserver/activities.

  1. Plug the USB drive into the XSCE.
  2. Remove the USB drive

I don't know how the USB drive gets ejected by novice users from the XSCE. Which could be a concern?

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