SarynPaint: a Java program packaged for the OLPC

Mikus Grinbergs mikus at
Sat Aug 29 10:23:24 EDT 2009

> I haven't been able to test that .xo link on an actual OLPC yet, so
> feel free to pass along bug reports, experiences, etc.

These days I'm running F11-on-XO1 on my XO-1s -- SarynPaint launches 
and runs on both my smparrish build os6 and on my mtd build soasxo59.

It shows that "just checked in minimal support for launching it from 
Sugar" - when I call up Frame, and (while SarynPaint is in Move 
mode) navigate along the "screen edges" on which Frame shows its 
facilities, what continues to respond is SarynPaint itself.  For 
"Sugar usability", an .xo ought to disregard user inputs directed to 
Sugar.  Also, the log created by SarynPaint would currently be 
unhelpful in case of trying to debug the Activity's own actions.

Did not have my external speakers hooked up - the voices were kinda 
faint.  At the very beginning, the cursor had to be pre-positioned 
on the SarynPaint screen, in order to avoid the explanation text 
from vanishing before it could be read (in soasxo59 the explanation 
text vanished despite me trying to prevent that).

On my systems, feedback to the user via voice is not always 
consistent.  Sometimes the control-press (e.g., <enter>) is not 
picked up [silence indicates I need to repeat the mode change]. 
Other times the control-press does get picked up, but I hear no 
output [silence indicates I don't need to repeat the mode change].


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