[Etoys] opening of older projects on the xo-etoys

Rita Freudenberg rita at isg.cs.uni-magdeburg.de
Tue Dec 16 07:07:44 EST 2008

Hi all,

this is not a new problem, but still unresolved. When I open an etoys 
project with the XO image that has been developed with an older etoys 
version, the green navigation bar on the top of the project will most 
likely  hide parts of my project.  That is highly annoying, especially 
for first time users of etoys, who are browsing through existing 
projects on a website. There are so many wonderful projects out there! 
We will show more of them on the squeakland website, but we want an 
exciting experience for the users. So I would ask you what we could do 
to solve this problem. Maybe, when an older project is detected, the 
green navigation bar will disappear and the orange flap on the bottom 
will be shown? The would not have a consisting look of the projects, but 
that is due to the different versions, we could communicate that, but at 
least the projects could be used. To just move the world down 100 pixels 
would bring problems with scripts using fixed values for the y-axis, but 
maybe there is another solution? What do you think? I hope for your 
suggestions so that we can populate the squeakland site with lots of 
great projects!

Best Regards,

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