Java & Scratch on XO
pgf at laptop.org
pgf at laptop.org
Tue Nov 25 11:01:02 EST 2008
i'm forwarding this note from john maloney (scratch maintainer) to devel.
this certainly sounds like a mime types issue, but i'm not sure
where or how we'd augment the canonical list.
> Hi, Paul, Cynthia, and Claudia.
> I got a question from a professor at U. of Wisconsin about how to work
> with Scratch projects downloaded from the Scratch website (see below).
> I verified that the problem is that the .sb file gets renamed to be
> something in /tmp ending in .bin. I think this happens when you put
> the .sb file in the clipboard. In any case, when you drag the file
> icon onto Scratch, that is the file name that is reported.
> So my question is: is there a way to tell the browser the files ending
> in .sb are Scratch project files so that it doesn't rename them? Is it
> something like registering a MIME type?
> Does anyone else have any suggestions for making it easier to get
> downloaded Scratch projects to open in Scratch?
> -- John
> My understanding of the problem (now that I'm running Scratch 1.3
> everywhere) is that the XO does not properly name the files it
> downloads from the scratch site (i.e., they don't have .sb
> extensions), and Scratch refuses to recognize files without that
> extension. If I use the Linux terminal program to change the name (or
> download them onto a USB from another machine) I can get the Scratch
> to open the files. Does this make sense? It is a total pain in the
> neck though, because I can't figure out a solution that does not
> involve a USB: the only way I can find the Scratch program file from
> the Linux terminal is if I use the Journal to copy the file to the USB
> (I can't figure out where it lives in the Journal world).
paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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