[Etoys] Impressions on B1 Machine

karl karl.ramberg at chello.se
Sat Dec 9 14:50:26 EST 2006

Yoshiki Ohshima skrev:
>   Karl,
>> I really like the paint tool from Scratch.(http://scratch.mit.edu/) 
>> Could we get that over to OPLC-Squeak ?
>   The license issue aside, it is an interesting option.  One of the
> goals is to make the tool the users use has similar look; I.e., the
> paint tool that the user would use in Etoys and the official paint
> tool in Sugar should provide common interface.  There are some
> senarios toward this goal:
>   1. We use current Etoys paint tool, and adjust its look and feel.
>   2. Incorporate Scratch's paint tool and adjust its look and feel.
>   3. Use Sugar's painting tool (if possible).
>   The last one is probably the hardest.  It is probably not quick
> enough to launch, and implementing onion skin over Etoys might be an
> issue.  But for the user, if nicely integrated, it can be the best
> thing.
>   Either the option 1 or 2, it requires some work, and the option 2
> would require more.  We need to wait for the Sugar's implementation
> anyway and see what we can do.
>   (Another option is that exporting the paint tool in Etoys as the
> standard painting tool.  This has many upsides.)
> -- Yoshiki
I asked John and he said the source of Scratch will be out in 2007 
sometime, and probably MIT license.
But I guess if the paint tool is to be changed to OLPC ui spec anyway, 
we can just stay with the current paint tool.

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