[Etoys] Getting QuickGuides into your image

Karl karl.ramberg at comhem.se
Thu Nov 15 03:50:55 EST 2007

I really like the tutorials. You cover a lot of topics that are 
essential to etoys. Keep them comming :-)

I have a suggestion: change the 'Jump to...' to look like other menu 
buttons and add a home button (could look like a little house) to get to 
the index.


Ted Kaehler wrote:
> Folks,
> 	QuickGuides is a flap in Etoys that contains help on many 
> topics.  There are 54 Guides, and they were written by Kathleen 
> Harness.
> 	We have recently changed how the Index Guide works.  It is 
> the first guide to show in the flap, and allows you to get to all the 
> other Guides.
> 	You get Guides flap by clicking on the  [?]  icon that is 
> left-most in the gray bar across the top of the screen.
> 	You may get an error window when opening guides.  This email 
> tells you how to get the latest guides and avoid the error.
> If you get Etoys from the current
> http://etoys.laptop.org/src/etoys-image-and-pr.zip
> then QuickGuides will work fine.  You can stop reading here.
> If you have a development image that you are working in, here is how 
> to upgrade it.
> 1) Fetch updates in your image.
> 2) Mount a folder using webDav:
> On a Mac:   the Go menu, Connect to server...
> On Windows:  Go to My Network Places, and click on Add Network Place 
> at the top  of the left sidebar
> On Linux:  (I'm sure you already know how to mount a directory on a server!)
> enter
> http://etoys.laptop.org:80/svn/trunk/etoys/
> When the folder show up, drag the entire QuickGuides folder to the 
> place where you keep your OLPC-Squeak.image.
> 3) In your web browser, go to      http://tinlizzie.org/olpc/
> Right-click on the file  "index.pr"  and choose "Save as..."
> Save it in your QuickGuides folder.
> Since your own image did not go through the OLPC release process, you 
> need to have the extra file "index.pr" in the QuickGuides folder.
> Now you can start etoys and click on the [?] help icon.
> --Ted.

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