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We are actually using this at one school right now. So I will see if I can get a login after the install of the plugins. We host it here, and are planning to do so for the other two schools. By the way the elementary here is divided, k-2 3-5, and the other schools is the middle school, 6-8. So I should be going k-8 with this app. And if it works we will be spreading out more K12LTSP labs soon. I know my boss wants to, but not the other tech. I'll let you know if I get it working.

Levi


-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces redhat com on behalf of Nick Hadgis
Sent: Fri 5/11/2007 10:53 AM
To: Support list for open source software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Which .NET for Linux - Windows Apps in Linux
 
Hi Levi,
Just so you know there are 2 ways to get the Renaissance Place web:
1) Have Renn Place host it (I was quoted $400 per year per site)
2) Host it yourself (you'll need a win2k/2k3 server and MS SQL server or
MSDE)

>From renn place's specs:
MSDE is a royalty-free database engine built on the core SQL Server
technology. It does not have the scalability of the full version of SQL
Server 2000. MSDE is suited for most school-level and classroom-level
installations, and may be sufficient for smaller districts. Larger district
installations will require upgrading to a full SQL Server 2000 license.


I saw this on another listserv about getting firefox on linux to work with
Accelerated Reader, I've never tried this.


I have finally figured out how to make renplace run under linux.

Install all available required plugins for firefox under linux.  This will
not work from the renplace software requirements check since it gags on
non-support browsers.  Apparently doesn't like acrobat reader 8 either.

But no big deal.  Get 'em from their respective vendor's websites.

Next, get the user agent switcher plugin for firefox:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59

And the additional user agent "disguises":
http://techpatterns.com/forums/about304.html

Set the user-agent switcher to multizilla (xp).

Voila it works, and doesn't whine about missing plugins, etc.

I have a 5mb swf animation of it working on my home workstation (CentOS 4.4)
if anyone is interested.

Feels good to cut the chain on one of several boat-anchors :)



On 5/11/07, Kemp, Levi <lnkemp bolivar k12 mo us> wrote:
>
> Then I still shouldn't have an issue with them using it, aside from the
> "RLI print plugin" right? Using Scholastic Software meant we were going to
> need Microsoft Terminal Services and at that point the other tech just said
> then why do we need Linux at all? So I'm trying this route both to create
> some consistency between schools, and ease the load on us. Have you used
> Renaissance Place on a Linux Client before?
>
> Levi
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com on behalf of Luis Montes
> Sent: Fri 5/11/2007 9:27 AM
> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Which .NET for Linux - Windows Apps in Linux
>
> I believe .NET is just for the server Renaissance Place. The client
> requires something called "RLI print plugin" I doubt it has a linux
> version, but I could be wrong.  I'd personally avoid anything that
> required .NET on the client.
>
> Educational apps should be built on open standards. What's wrong with
> LAMP or J2EE backends with a web/AJAX front-end?
>
> Luis
>
>
>
>
> Kemp, Levi wrote:
> > I didn't want to change the topic so I started a new thread but, I know
> from recent experiance that Reading Counts, Scholastic Reading Inventory and
> Management Suite won't work with Wine or Crossover. We went with RDesktop
> for those, and then Seamless RDP as well. It was working nice, then I did
> some research on the software itself and discovered Renaissance Place. It's
> a web version of Accelerated Reader, all you need is Java, Flash, and .Net.
> My question is which .NET would any of you reccomend? DOTGNU or MONO, I
> don't see a difference. I'm really happy I convinced the new librarian to
> switch to this next year, now I need to make it work. All three schools will
> be using one app (finally), which means one server for me, and multiplatform
> use. Going to be a long summer, the reading app will need a web server, the
> library app is becoming a web app, and the student information is becoming a
> web app. Seems like the only thing students and teachers will run local
> might be offic
> e suite software. Yea central management!
> >
> > Levi
> >
> > ________________________________
> >
> > From: k12osn-bounces redhat com on behalf of Barry Cisna
> > Sent: Thu 5/10/2007 9:45 PM
> > To: k12osn redhat com
> > Subject: [K12OSN] Windows Apps in Linux
> >
> >
> >
> > Cody,
> >
> > You should check out the latest Codeweavers Crossover office. I bought
> > this for school a couple years ago and works pretty well.
> > Also on k12ltsp v 5.0 or newer the wine rpm's that default with these
> work
> > very well nowadays as well.
> > What windows apps are you wanting to run via Linux?
> > The key to running windows apps with wine,, if you are wanting to have
> all
> > users access is to make a "wine" directory then copy all the install
> > wine/windows apps to this directory,,,then make a launcher as root then
> > push to desktop for all users( if this is what you are wanting)..
> > I've never tried Win4lin.. so cnt say about this one
> >
> > Let us know
> >
> > Barry Cisna
> >
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