Activities/Etoys

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Introduction

Etoys is ...

  • an educational tool for teaching children powerful ideas in compelling ways
  • a media-rich authoring environment and visual programming system
  • a free software program that works on almost all personal computers

This activity is the Sugar version of Etoys, which is compatible with the versions running on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Homepage: http://squeakland.org/

Manual: Etoys

More Info

Please see OLPC:Etoys until this page is fleshed out.

Screenshots

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Resources

Release notes

0.86
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0.86/Etoys

Activity-etoys.png

Introduction

Etoys is ...

  • an educational tool for teaching children powerful ideas in compelling ways
  • a media-rich authoring environment and visual programming system
  • a free software program that works on almost all personal computers

This activity is the Sugar version of Etoys, which is compatible with the versions running on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Homepage: http://squeakland.org/

More Info: Activities/Etoys

What is new for users

After launching Etoys, its home screen is accessible using the "previous project" button. This is useful if you want to create a new project, but started Etoys by resuming another one. Note that as before, when stopping the activity, only the current project is stored in the Journal.

The display mode button is no longer in the tool bar. Its menu can be found in the world's halo menu. The toolbar can be toggled using the new top-right button. When loading old projects, the toolbar is toggled automatically.

(Experimental) Projects can be published to the Squeakland website from within Etoys. To do this, hold down the the "Keep" button (for publishing) or "Find" button (for accessing).

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Getting Started

Tutorials: http://squeakland.org/tutorials/

What is new for developers

Internationalization (i18n) and Localization (l10n)

Will be generated by the translation team

Compatibility

This version has been successfully tested in latest Sugar as well as on an XO running OS 767 (8.2). Compatible with all Sugar releases since at least 0.82.

Etoys-activity v. 110 depends on etoys-4.0.2332

Detailed changes

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4.0.2332 (6 Oct 2009)

  • updated translation: fr
  • store reference to previous project when a project is re-uploaded
  • smaller font size for textual scripts
  • fix translating of value types and function tiles
  • fix bearing-to and distance-to in Test pane

4.0.2326 (1 Oct 2009)

  • updated translations: de, ja
  • attempt to fix the erratic "project can't be saved because of blocks" warning
  • fix lost formatting when copying and pasting text inside Etoys
  • show "Haitian Creole" instead of "ht" in language menu
  • supply parentheses around 'bearing/distance to' tiles so expressions can be extended
  • prevent tool bar from accidental deletion

4.0.2319 (24 Sep 2009)

  • updated translations: de, es, fr, ko, mn
  • updated example projects
  • guard against network errors

4.0.2318 (17 Sep 2009)

  • updated translation: ja
  • nicer About flap
  • put Grab Patch and Lasso tools back into Supplies
  • fix project server URLs and default categories
  • catch a network error
  • fix error when creating new projects

4.0.2306 (14 Sep 2009)

  • do not modify po/templates/etoys.pot during jhbuild (SUGAR-1329)
  • prevent destructive overwriting of projects in Journal
  • fixes project publishing UI
  • use proper object chooser icon
  • change default window size to 800x600
  • rename home project from 'Etoys Activity' to 'Home'
  • remove non-functional undo button

4.0.2279 (8 Sep 2009)

  • support publishing to squeakland gallery
  • make look-like only available for SketchMorphs to fix various isssues
  • fix saving issues under Sugar (thanks dgd)
  • fix Save button balloon help under Sugar
  • show crosshair feedback during patch-grabbing
  • no longer write out the gif thumbnail when saving a project
  • send utf-8 to SuperSwikiServer
  • adjust toolbar under Sugar (show Next button, hide Fullscreen button)
  • add display-mode menu to the world's halo
  • fix ctrl/alt shortcuts under Linux

4.0.2258 (28 Aug 2009):

  • Windows VM updated to 3.11.4
  • Updated translations: de, el, en, fr, it, ja, sv
  • Added translations: ar, bg, bn, ko, mn, mr, ne, nl, ps, ro, ru, te, ur, vi, zh_TW
  • make launcher screen (clouds) accessible via back button
  • fix viewer performance bug (thanks to Ricardo Moran for reporting)
  • Kedama fixes
  • fix refresh bug when objects are rejected and slide back to their original position
  • initial screen has Japanese translation

4.0.2253 (21 Aug 2009):

  • Mac VM updated to 4.2.1b1: allows to read files from image directory even when sandboxed
  • Mac VM got a QuickLook generator: makes Finder show projects as their embedded thumbnails
  • fixed Welcome and DemonCastle project scaling issues
  • fixed jagged cursor on Mac
  • made piano keyboard bigger
  • prevent duplicate viewers

4.0.2247 (18 Aug 2009):

  • updated translations: el
  • Linux: fall back to OSS when pulseaudio is detected
  • add button to toggle toolbar
  • hide toolbar when loading old projects
  • place viewer and collapsed objects below toolbar
  • improved grab-patch tool and polygons
  • store language tag and thumbnail in project
  • wording improvements in several menus and help balloons

4.0.2229 (7 Jul 2009)

  • fix demo project resolutions
  • Sugar: add setup.py to please packagers
  • avoid black screen flashing when switching projects
  • set window title to project name
  • split over-long "geometry" category
  • better keyboard event handling in scripts
  • various fixes

4.0.2212 (1 Apr 2009)

  • keep temp names in textual scripts
  • make it less easy to rip a BookMorph's nav-bar out of the book
  • Linux: fix GStreamer playback (for squeak-vm with GStreamer-Plugin JMM.16)

Credits

Scott Wallace, Yoshiki Ohshima, Bert Freudenberg, Korakurider, Karl Ramberg, Ricardo Moran, Masashi Umezawa, John Maloney

Release notes

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