View Source question

Todd Cranston-Cuebas geekhunter at
Mon May 19 14:34:52 EDT 2008

OK, I'll jump in here. Sometimes you do things for no reason other than it
sells. OK, there may be limited practical application of the view source
button but honestly, I fully expected to see it running and live in the XO
that I received after doing the G1G1 program. It was actually a let down to
see that it's really more hype than reality. As a part-time coder with a
young child, I was hoping to show how there is the inner workings to the
computer. Kind of like the fascination shown when I pull open the back of my
vintage pocket watch. There's something under the "pretty face" of the XO
and it should be shown if only to entice kids to dig deeper.


On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 4:27 PM, Robert Myers <rmyers7 at>

> Ok, back to development issues.
> 'View Source' is touted as one of the user win features of the XO. There
> doesn't seem to be much useful discussion of it on the wiki.
> What's the best path for making an activity 'view source' friendly?
> Reverse engineering from Chat, which is? Some other way?
> Chat is monolithic. Is there a way to make a multi-file activity 'view
> source' aware? Or does one have to roll the activity into a single file?
> Thanks,
> Bob
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