[Etoys] quitting from etoys

Ties Stuij cjstuij at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 01:01:45 EDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 8:11 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:

>  It goes against the Sugar platform conventions. Stopping an activity
>  needs to put its current state into the Journal so it can later be
>  resumed. That is the fundamental assumption of how kids interact with
>  the laptops - if you feel it is inappropriate, please discuss this on
>  the Sugar list. Really, please do.

In a few weeks time we should be getting some feedback from kids, so I
will be able to form an opinion based on some actual data. I'll
discuss it then if there's something to discuss.

>  A nice compromise (besides obviously speeding up the saving) may be to
>  hide the saving - just close the window so it looks like Etoys was
>  stopped, but continue to save in the background. We could even display
>  the progress of this in the Journal, just like Browse does while
>  downloading.

Yes, that seems like an excellent idea.


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