[Etoys] Attempt to interactive geometry in SqueakLand-OLPC
hilaire2006 at laposte.net
Wed Jan 3 04:43:35 EST 2007
I have installed and played a bit with my DrGeoII package within
SqueakLand-OLPC image. DrGeoII is about interactive geometry within
Squeak, it is a major rewrite of an C++/GTK+ application.
Loading the specific version 72 in SqueakLand-OLPC is no problem.
From a workspace, executing "DrGApp new" open a new sketch ready for
So far the compatibility is quite good. It is not surprising as DrGeoII
was written with Squeak3.8. I have tested the Etoys scripting over
geometric point of DrGeoII and it works ok.
The interface is still in French, but this can be changed easily.
However I have noted the accented characters in the DrGeoII messages are
not good. I am not sure but I think the characters in DrGeoII are UTF-8,
and those characters were inputed from a Squeak3.8 image. I don't
understand why it is becoming incompatible. Any idea?
Another point I am curious about is how responsive is DrGeoII within a
OLPC. On my AMD1000Mhz machine it is very smooth and interactive but it
may be different story with the OLPC and Geode CPU (as long as Geode
integrates a FPU it should be just fine)
If someone with an OLPC unit could load it and report it there I
would be very interested.
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