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

Giovanni Corriga giovanni at corriga.net
Mon Mar 19 09:36:14 UTC 2007

Il giorno dom, 18/03/2007 alle 18.04 -0500, Offray Vladimir Luna
Cárdenas ha scritto:
> Hi,
> 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.

Ok, so the code part would be prominent.

> > 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 :-)

Well, if you have the requisites, why not apply now?


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