[etoys-dev] Re: [squeak-dev] Re: Physical Etoys released!

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Sat Mar 13 11:53:25 UTC 2010

On 12.03.2010, at 22:23, Ricardo Moran wrote:
> Hi Bert,
> I split the Arduino and SqueakNxt packages on SqueakSource so that the Etoys code wouldn't get mixed with the core classes that manage communication with the devices. I also added a few comments and I translated the spanish comments so that you find the code easier to understand.
> For Arduino, you will find the following packages:
> * ArduinoCore (http://www.squeaksource.com/ArduinoCore/)
> * ArduinoEtoys (http://www.squeaksource.com/ArduinoEtoys/)
> * ArduinoCompiler (http://www.squeaksource.com/ArduinoCompiler/) - This is the only package that needs FFI, I use it to automatically upload Firmata into the Arduino board. This package is not required but it makes life easier.
> For SqueakNxt, you will find the following packages:
> * SqueakNxtCore (http://www.squeaksource.com/SqueakNxtCore/)
> * SqueakNxtEtoys (http://www.squeaksource.com/SqueakNxtEtoys/)
> I removed all the remaining references to FFI (we used to have a dll to handle the nxt communication but now we only use serial ports) and I'm working on improving the nxt code to fix a few bugs regarding the sensors info.
> Anyway, if you look at the code, please send me back what you think. I'm looking forward to learn from your code critics.
> Thanks for the interest!
> Richo

Sounds cool. Why did you create that many repositories? Why not just one "Arduino" and one "SqueakNxt" repository? Or even just one "PhysicalEtoys" repo. Typically you put all the packages belonging to one project in the same repository.

- Bert -

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