[Etoys] Sugar vs. Etoys questions

Karl karl.ramberg at comhem.se
Sat Jan 19 18:33:14 EST 2008

Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:
>> Quiting Etoys is always a little painful because it saves the current 
>> project and that takes what feels like a long time. Could that be done 
>> in another way, like leaving the Etoys process and let it finish in the 
>> background ? ( I know it's possible to move the mouse to a corner and 
>> get the Sugar border thing but if it was done automatically it would 
>> give a less painfully slow feel :-))
>   I felt that we missed a chance to change the saving mechanism but by
> allowing some lossy-ness, we could make it faster.
>   Also, a little trick you can do is to hold the stop button for 1
> second; you'll be offered an option to quit without saving.
Ok, I didn't know that.
>> Getting stuff into Etoys from the Journal is hard. Say you have two 
>> images, a sound etc. you want to use in a project it's not obvious how 
>> to do that. I guess copy and paste from the Journal is the Sugar way, 
>> but I'm not fully convinced. How hard would it be to show Journal 
>> contents in the filtering FileList tool ?
>   That would be a good idea.  We can modify "File Dialog" to support
> such a "directory".
That sounds good. Any tips for where/how to do the hook up to Journal ?


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