sugarbot's aim is to provide testing and automation facilities for the OLPC Project's Sugar GUI. The project must first identify and evaluate possible implementation options, and then implement the best choice. Although it has a Sugar focus, sugarbot should be easily extensible to other Python-based GUI's.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


With the upcoming mid-summer review, it's time to throw together a screencast and show off all that sugarbot can do. I've found a piece of software, ScreenFlick, which allows me to do just that, and to do so pretty easily. It's only for Mac OS X, and keeps the interface simple (just the way I like it). It supports some nifty features, standard stuff following the mouse, variable framerate, lossless video compression, as well as some nicer options (a visual indicator for mouse-clicks, visual indicators for keyboard activity).

Some screenshots...

The software is pretty self-explanatory, and saves the videos in .MOV format, so you can easily edit things together in Quicktime Pro. Once I'm all done, I'll probably convert the files into MP4 with VisualHub, another nice utility (which I generally use to convert videos to be iPod-compatible).

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