[K12OSN] Teacher Tool
peter at scheie.homedns.org
Fri Mar 9 20:39:56 UTC 2007
Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> On 3/9/07, Jim Kronebusch <jim at winonacotter.org> wrote:
>> > There's a package on freshmeat called VNC Snapshot that is a
>> > commandline utility that takes a jpeg snapshot of a VNC server (the
>> > client machine in our case). Perhaps with that you could scale the
>> > jpegs down to thumbnail size and create a 'board' with snapshots of
>> > the clients. It's not real-time, but I think that's probably better,
>> > as a bunch of real-time thumpnails would tax the network. VNC
>> > Snapshot is at http://vncsnapshot.sourceforge.net/
>> The new Edubuntu "Thin Client Manager" installed on my feisty machine
>> with some updates (it was Student Control Panel a couple days ago).
>> It looks
>> like this tool does as Petre suggests above and creates snapshots for a
>> multiple screen view. It also has a refresh button underneath the
>> to update the images in the list. Also if you are looking at a list of
>> clients on the left hand side when you select one the right hand pane
>> show a
>> list of running processes along with a thumbnail of the current
>> desktop. The
>> tool doesn't work for crap right now as I assume it is still in
>> But maybe you could get the source from that to see how it is done.
> Does anyone know where to get the source for "Thin Client Manager"
> (Student Control Panel)? The last time I checked I couldn't find it.
It's python. You can find it on any edubuntu system.
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