[Etoys] finalStripping hangs waitForCommand

K. K. Subramaniam subbukk at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 08:03:36 EDT 2009

On Tuesday 16 June 2009 04:04:32 pm Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> > How is OSProcess more dangerous than console shell access?
> It can be invoked from an Etoys script. Someone could make a project  
> that deletes your user directory as soon as you load it on your  
> machine. To prevent this, the file sandbox gets enabled as soon as you  
> load a project authored by someone else.
I understand. OSProcess+LatexMorph is no different from giving access to a 
command shell. Before LatexMorph, kids generate Kannada text using external 
programs like Kile or Kate, take a snapshot, trim it and import it into Etoys. 
For something as simple as labeling buttons or diagram parts, this was an 

I had to come up with something simpler that would work in these remote 
schools that doesn't require any IT support. Our notebook computers are 
standalone and have very little state. All kids share a single autologin 
account.  Each one carries a personal flash chip containing VMs, image, 
projects. They pick any available computer for working on their projects. The 
machine itself is unimportant but personal data is precious and gets carried 
across academic years.


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