[Etoys] squeak bump #2 ... where did my work go?!?

Timothy Falconer timothy at immuexa.com
Thu Oct 4 18:31:37 EDT 2007

Okay, I understand the XO Journal thing better (though I might not  
personally agree with it :)

This still begs the question ... how does the non-XO world open a  
project.   Dragging and dropping from the file system means that  
people need to know how to find their files :)

Is it possible to show a "load" menu icon when the image is being run  
on a non-XO?

On Oct 4, 2007, at 4:27 PM, Bert Freudenberg wrote:

> On Oct 4, 2007, at 20:06 , Timothy Falconer wrote:
>> On an XO with the latest build,
>> Whenever I click either of the right buttons at top ( "Keep a current
>> project" or "Stop and Quit Etoys"), I get the graph paper effect and
>> the jumping jacks "saving" effect, both of which indicate that
>> something is saving.
>> My assumption is that the former saves the current project and the
>> latter saves the image.
> Not at all. But you need to understand that there are no files in  
> Sugar. Instead, you "keep" activity instances in the Journal. So  
> the concept of save and load does not exist.
> You launch an instance of an activity such as Etoys, and you can  
> stop it, which saves a snapshot in the Journal, which you can  
> resume later. All the activities you did are recorded in the  
> Journal. Also, you can take an additional snapshot of the activity  
> using the "keep" button, which gets you a second entry in the  
> journal so you can keep a specific state of your work explicitely.
>> Neither are true, or so it seems ... when I reload Etoys, the image
>> hasn't changed, and there's no apparent way to load a project.
> When you launch Etoys from the frame, it runs a fresh "instance".  
> If you want to resume a previous "instance", do so from the Journal.
>> So squeak bump #2 is "where did my work go?!?"
> To the Journal.
>> While on the subject, it's a bit of a pain to always save when you
>> quit, even if you did nothing new.
> Agreed. But the Sugar design relies on it. And once versioning is  
> implemented for the Journal this may even become usable - at least  
> that's what the Sugar UI designer assumes.
> - Bert -

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