[Etoys] Custom eToys image in the OLPC?

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Jun 11 05:30:13 EDT 2009

On 10.06.2009, at 19:23, Mauro Esposito wrote:

> Well that's the question.. Can i put a desired image of eToys in the  
> OLPC and load it?
> I'm wondering this because i want to put an image with some packages  
> loaded (i.e. NetMorph and it's dependences, wich i'm using in  
> Windows) into the Sugar o.s. of an OLPC.
> I don't know if it is possible but i want to know because if i  
> can't, i'm wasting my time working with images that will be  
> unaccessables

It is possible, in various ways. Who are your users?

One way is to simply launch the Squeak VM with your image from the  
Terminal activity's command line:


A more comfortable way for users is to build an activity bundle. You  
can take a look at the Scratch bundle, which packs a Squeak image,  
too. With this, users can simply launch your image like any other  
Sugar activity by clicking on an icon:


The most comfortable way for users (and hardest for you as developer)  
would be to build the XO bundle but add Sugar support code to your  
image, the way Etoys does. This lets you integrate with all the Sugar  
services, like the Journal and collaboration support. Also you could  
add a UI that fits better with the rest of Sugar (like the toolbar in  


- Bert -

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