School Server/RIT/File Distribution System

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An alternative to extending e-book readers - a file distribution system for the server and a client for the XO. The goal of this project is to build an easy system to host files on the server that can be downloaded using the browser activity and possibly a file distribution downloader activity.

This project is broken into two sections, a server and the client.

Project Status

The server is a php script, this is designed to be a quick prototype/test of concept. In the future, it may be converted into a stand alone python server with little or no setup configuration. Please feel free to comment on the discussion page if you think this would be a valuable move, or to just leave it as a php script on the server.


The code can be found at


Server: Under development
Client: Pending

Active Project Members

Justin Lewis


The server will be a php script that will act as a file library for the XO Server (XS). The goal of this script is to build sever that will act as the back end for an application on the XO PCs that will allow a central file library.


Proposed Features

  • Upload/Download/Browse API as well as web browser access.
  • All files will have searchable meta-data
  • Files will be organized by tags which can be filtered
  • Admins:
    • Add/Delete/Edit files
    • Configure admin and set basic permissions of users

Future Features

  • Normal Users
    • Have public file upload directory
    • May manage their own files
    • Disk quota for user accounts
  • Ability to add metadata
  • Automatically search known formats for metadata and text

Mile Stones

Ability to upload/download a file with browser Completed
Modify File Description Completed
Organize files by tags Completed
Tag files from browser Completed
Limit file and tag list by page Pending
Search (filename, description, tags) Pending
API for upload/download/manage files Pending
Add admin accounts
  • Manage files as admins




Proposed Features

Future Features

Mile Stones