[Etoys] An idea of first screen for OLPC

Alan Kay alan.kay at squeakland.org
Tue Oct 17 14:31:41 EDT 2006

Hi --

One idea I had was that the "very first" screen was "Try Again", 
which goes through a sequence of little demos. But down the right 
hand side of this project should be iconic buttons for other options, such as:

- Learn how to use Etoys

- How to ...

- Recent Projects (the screen you just sent)

- All projects

- New project

If you hit any of these buttons, the "Try Again" project is both 
exited and flushed (to make more room), etc.



- At 10:20 AM 10/17/2006, Takashi Yamamiya wrote:
>I have an idea for the first screen of OLPC etoys. We have discussed
>that we need something like a project launcher to show etoy examples
>for first use. To make it easy, I made a small script to show newest
>10 projects with thumbnails in "my squeak" folder. I think it is useful
>both browsing example projects and user made projects.
>I did not publish it because I am not sure if it is really needed even
>when now it's "freeze" week. But if you don't have another better idea
>for first screen. This change set should be useful. What do you
>think about it?
>- It searches "my squeak" directory 
>(/home/olpc/.sugar/default/etoys/public), or you can change it in 
>- The newest ten projects are shown.
>- A thumbnail can be shown if there is "project name.gif" file.
>- You can enter a project when you click a thumbnail.
>- The list is updated when you go and back project.
>You can download the image including this change set in
>- Takashi
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