[Etoys] DrGeoII for OLPC
yoshiki at vpri.org
Tue Oct 9 02:12:14 EDT 2007
Current XO seems to have enough disk space for carrying a few more
Squeak images (disguised as a .xo package). An image based on OLPC
but with DrGeo II, if keep in that image creates its own type of entry
in Journal, that would be ok.
OLPC At Mon, 8 Oct 2007 11:58:27 +0200,
Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> 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.
> > Hilaire
> > 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!!
> >> -walter
> >> 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.
> >>> ftp://ftp.ofset.org/squeak/drgeo/
> >>> 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
> >>> environment.
> >>> 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
> >>> various
> >>> unrelated Morph components (user interface construction, user
> >>> interface scripting between different unrelated components).
> >>> Let's revitalize the Squeak/Smalltalk/Morph jewels for the
> >>> development
> >>> of educative application...
> >>> Hilaire
> >>> --
> >>> http://blog.ofset.org/hilaire
> >>> Smalltalkers do: [:it | All with: Class, (And love: it)]
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