[sugar] Programming environments on the XO

Martin Sevior martines at unimelb.edu.au
Thu Jul 17 22:24:23 EDT 2008


On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 02:53 +0100, Gary C Martin wrote:
> On 18 Jul 2008, at 02:25, Martin Sevior wrote:
> 
> >> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 11:28 AM, Benjamin M. Schwartz
> >> <bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
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> >>> Chris Ball wrote:
> >>> | Another useful feature would be for
> >>> | Write to have unique background colors for collaborators, as  
> >>> Gobby does.
> >>> | I wonder if that would be a small enough task for someone to  
> >>> take on.
> >>>
> >>> See also #7447.  Currently, Write doesn't support background  
> >>> colors at all.
> >>>
> >
> > Hi Folks,
> >        Just so you know. The only reason for #7447 is because we
> > haven't put the UI in to enable it. libabiword supports background
> > colors. If the Powers That Be decide that this is an important feature
> > for children it is very easy to implement it. Every feature of AbiWord
> > is present in libabiword, say the word and we'll implement it for  
> > Write.
> >
> > I'm not sure different colors for different users is such a good idea
> > though. The document will quickly become a mess.  Though if the kids
> > want to do this they can.
> 
> 
> The codingmonkeys with their great SubEthaEdit also made very good use  
> out of background colour tints to indicate authorship. Works really  
> well:
> 
> 	http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/images/sessionbig.png
> 
> As I remember, there is a button to toggle the background colours on  
> and off depending what you want to see (and I think mouse over pop-ups  
> in addition to show the authorship of a text block).
> 
> Now if I actually had other friends to work with, SubEthaEdit, would  
> have been my editor of choice ;-)
> 

This is a good idea for coding. We do not do this at present, though we
do have different colored carets.

Cheers

Martin

> --Gary
> 
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