[Etoys] DrGeoII for OLPC
bert at freudenbergs.de
Mon Oct 8 05:58:27 EDT 2007
Having the DrGeo code in the image is indeed an option. But, we
cannot do this for each and every Squeak-based activity - there are
too many interesting additions to include them all, and people will
surely continue to create new ones. So installing some additional
package for Etoys should be simple - and both Hilaire's SAR and
Stef's PR downloads work fine for a one-time use, but do not work yet
with the Journal. I was hoping that someone would come up with a way
to make this work, and also hopefully a really efficient one.
- Bert -
On Oct 8, 2007, at 9:48 , Hilaire Fernandes wrote:
> As I understand the problem raised by Bert, the concern is when the
> user saves the activity. The DrGeo code is not linked with the
> activity, and even if we can manage to load it, each time the user
> opens an activity with DrGeo geometric sketch it will have to wait for
> the 2.5 min Bert mentioned. Of course if the DrGeo code is permanently
> in the Squeak image, it is not a concern any more.
> 2007/10/8, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>:
>> I didn'f find the load time particularly onerous. The performance
>> on the XO
>> is perfectly adequate. And the program is of course great fun!!
>> On 10/7/07, Hilaire Fernandes <hilaire at ofset.org> wrote:
>>> I am please to announce a ready to use version of DrGeoII for
>>> Squeak OLPC.
>>> Thanks to the help of Spanish Squeaker José Rodríguez, we have
>>> build a
>>> SAR archive containing localization in English, French & Spanish.
>>> To install DrGeoII, you just need to download the DrGeoII.sar file
>>> from the previous location and drag and drop it in the image, then
>>> chose "install drgeoII.sar" from the popup menu. If unsure,
>>> review the
>>> videos coming along the DrGeoII.sar file.
>>> For recall, DrGeoII is an interactive geometry framework, Morphic
>>> based and Smalltalk programmed, which can be embedded and mixed with
>>> any existing Morph user interface element of the Squeak OLPC
>>> As the confusion between interactive geometry and vector drawing is
>>> very common, I have produced a few video recording exposing the
>>> installation and the use of the framework. Moreover the videos show
>>> how the Morph UI gives freedom to mix in a constructive manner
>>> unrelated Morph components (user interface construction, user
>>> interface scripting between different unrelated components).
>>> Let's revitalize the Squeak/Smalltalk/Morph jewels for the
>>> of educative application...
>>> Smalltalkers do: [:it | All with: Class, (And love: it)]
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