[Newbies] Re: Squeak - for a different Summer of Code!

Offray Vladimir Luna Cárdenas offray.luna at javeriana.edu.co
Sun Mar 18 23:04:48 UTC 2007


Giovanni Corriga escribió:
> Il giorno ven, 16/03/2007 alle 11.49 -0500, Offray Vladimir Luna
> Cárdenas ha scritto:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm a newbie on Squeak and I have been using only eToys and BotsInc 
>> environment for teaching introductory courses on Informatics. But I 
>> think that would be nice a project which combines content creation for 
>> the OLPC image of Squeak with the creation/adaptation of tools for 
>> making that content more easy for authoring and localization to multiple 
>> languages. This would be a project not centered on code but is going 
>> from content to code and from software to "humanware" (part of the 
>> project is using the OLPC image to create content with children of 
>> schools). Do you think that there is a place for such proposal in SOC 
>> (Google is a sponsor of OLPC project). ¿Some one would be willing to 
>> mentor it?
> Hi Offray,
> the idea is good, but I don't know if it suits the purpose of Summer of
> Code, which is to produce working code.

The idea would be to produce code to facilitate the creation of 
folkloric narrative multilingual content on OLPC image. For example 
Scratch has an option to make the objects say things in a balloon. In 
Squeak you can make the same changing the help balloon, but you can't 
make it as easy as with Scratch, and can't not say which position will 
the balloon have in the screen or the translucency, or the color of the 
voice (say  a character always say things in a blue voice), and I would 
like to make this features eToys available for all objects, but may be 
making this is to easy for the SoC.

> Aside from that, I haven't understood if you'd like to do this, and
> you're looking for someone to mentor you, of if you're just proposing
> the idea to see if someone wants to go with it.

Both can work. This is something in I would like to work on even if this 
doesn't fit the objective of SoC, so asking the seasoned squeaker was a 
way to know how much sense made this. May be I can try to make it in the 
summer vacation and ask for some pointers in the list, so I can try to 
make some development and, at the same time preparing my self for 
SoC2008 :-)



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