[K12OSN] Teacher Tool

Peter Scheie 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 
>> today
>> 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 
>> thumbnails
>> 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 
>> development.
>> 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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