[Etoys] [Localization] Packaging Etoys for other platforms

Yama Ploskonka yama at netoso.com
Thu May 1 23:54:53 EDT 2008

I explored Squeak in Spanish when I first started getting into Linux.

There has been extensive work on this in Extremadura, Spain, where 
apparently it has been the backbone of use of computers in education.

They made a cute DVD, accessible through this portal I hope

also work involving Extremeño schools linked with Japanese ones

Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:
>   Hello,
>   We've been delaying the action a bit, but we have been making the
> Etoys distribution for non-XO Linux, Mac, and Windows.  Now our team
> got some traction and trying to package it up sometime soon.  The
> package will be based on the latest OLPC Etoys image, but with some
> different settings and preferences, basically.  (We'll soon make an
> early access versions.)  The version that will be distributed from the
> Squeakland web site will be this version; so that the Etoys users on
> XO and Etoys users on other platforms can send compatible projects.
>   We would like to include good translations in the package that makes
> sense to do so.
>   Some languages require additional fonts, or different settings.  For
> these languages, the community should consider to make a re-packaged
> version with some modifications.  (The Japanese community, for
> example, has been doing this successfuly for several years.)
>   At the same time, for languages like German, the community has been
> doing great to keep up with the translation effort.  (Even with
> unfortunate glitches!)  And it doesn't need too different settings
> from English one, it is a good candidate to include.
>   For the non-XO environments, these are typically at schools and they
> often cannot easily update files once installed.  So, we decided to
> make a package that is intended not to be updated often.
>   ... So, if you like to get your language translations included in
> the package for non-XO environments, please try to update the
> translations in "a few weeks".  (This is what VPRI does so may not be
> able to deliver on time as promised, but we are trying.)
>   Thank you!
> -- Yoshiki
>   (Later on, we might work on some incremental updater but not this
> time.)
>   For the OLPC XO, we are planning to revise the image and
> translations and release new versions relatively frequently.  There
> will be deadlines like Update.2, so we try to provide better versions
> for them.  That includes new translations.
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