[Etoys] Etoys-based activity

Milan Zimmermann milan.zimmermann at sympatico.ca
Fri Apr 10 01:15:55 EDT 2009

On April 9, 2009, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On 09.04.2009, at 06:49, Milan Zimmermann wrote:
> > Hi Bert,
> >
> > This is very cool - I looked inside the FreeCell content viewer:
> FreeCell activity, please. "Content viewer" does not really apply to
> Etoys.

i agree :)

> > this is basically an example that can be used to expose parts of
> > Etoys for example, the speech synthetizer if it still exists, the
> > painting tool, the MPeg player etc, as content or even activity
> Right. I tried to communicate this several times before, but it seems
> to be worth repeating ;) The first was in July 2007 in fact:
> http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/etoys/2007-July/000684.html

Yes, I missed that. 

> Anyway, you can rather easily make your own Squeak-based activity,
> even on a Mac or Win box: select a .pr or .st file, and click the "XO"
> button in the FileList. Voila. You get a skeleton activity that should
> work out-of-the-box if you install it in Sugar. Then you still have to
> manually edit it of course, replacing the default icon etc. but it's a
> fine start and in fact exactly what I did for FreeCell.

Repeated that and it works as you are describing. I did not try to install and 
run the created activity yet. 

> >  (although without the Suger interactions I guess), right?
> It could have full Sugar interaction. From time to time I do explain
> how to access the Journal from Squeak, that could be used to save/load
> state. Same for network collaboration.
> If you are interested we can work on extending the FreeCell activity
> together. Like adding Journal save/resume.

That would be good - both accessing Journal and network sharing are of 
interest to me. Journal Save is a good start I think. Step one for me, if you 
have have some pointers to Squeak code that interacts with Journal so I can 
look at it first, please let me know. Or comments on steps to start We could 
document the steps on Wiki if others are interested.


PS: I also have to update my sugar on stick tomorrow, the version I have does 
not run browser, which makes getting files from internet difficult.

> - Bert -
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