Journal integration for Scratch
eben at laptop.org
Thu Dec 18 13:25:45 EST 2008
My previous comments weren't meant as an attack against you or
Scratch, of course. We know as well as anyone about resource
constraints! I just want to keep everyone honest, and make sure that
the broader goals for Sugar and the Journal don't get lost while we
struggle to figure out how to reach them.
I wish I could say "the Journal does all of these things
wonderfully!", but alas, I can only muster "the Journal, as
(re)designed, would do all of these things wonderfully!" Hopefully
we'll get there.
On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 12:57 PM, John Maloney <jmaloney at media.mit.edu> wrote:
> Hi, Eben.
> Yes, using the Journal would be optimal for XO users, and perhaps we will
> make Scratch do that in the long run.
> -- John
>>>> At the moment it is not possible to delete scratch projects easily
>>>> (just in terminal) and our students have difficulty to understand
>>>> the file and folder structure in the dialog with the very small font.
>>> Yes, I see the problem. Your solution sounds like it would work, but
>>> the downside is that browsing for existing Scratch projects would be
>>> done using the Journal, rather than Scratch's "open" dialog. That
>>> means the user would not see the project thumbnail and project notes.
>> I'm not sure this is the downside. That's one of the benefits. In
>> fact, the Journal itself supports thumbnails and a description field,
>> so a similar experience could be offered there, in a place that's
>> familiar to those using Sugar.
>> - Eben
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