[squeak-dev] Re: WEB DEVELOPER FOR SCRATCH 2.0

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Jul 6 07:28:30 UTC 2011

On 06.07.2011, at 03:21, Yoshiki Ohshima <yoshiki at vpri.org> wrote:

> At Tue, 5 Jul 2011 17:13:25 -0700,
> thej wrote:
>> Unfortunately, it won't promote Squeak.
>  Well, but it may contribute to the progress of computing in
> education (if one doesn't subscribe to the Squeak-centric world view).
>> I was at the ED-MEDIA conference in Lisbon last week and meet Karen Brennan who did a presentation about Scratch.
>> I had a chance to talk to her afterword about Scratch 2.0. 
>> It will be web only. No use of Squeak at all. 
>  Yup.  That's been around.
>> She estimated that I will take two years to release Scratch 2.0 and seeing that the job posting is still up... I believe her.
>  Wow, it is a bit surprising that Karen said two years to release
> Scratch 2.0.  I even saw a working prototype of the server a few
> months ago...
> -- Yoshiki

The original Scratch took almost 5 years of design iterations before the first public release. There is a good reason it's so popular. 

- Bert -

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