[Vm-dev] ScratchPlugin

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Tue Sep 15 01:43:18 UTC 2009

+1. Are you going to check in the support code as well?

   - Andreas

Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> Hi folks,
> is it okay if I add the ScratchPlugin to VMMaker? We are including it in 
> Etoys and it makes it simpler for John Maloney if was maintained in the 
> official VM. We got explicit permission for that (even though it's MIT 
> it doesn't hurt to ask), see forwarded message below.
> John is working on the 1.4 version as he wrote below, but the previous 
> one would suit us fine for now, current source is here:
> http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Source_Code
> - Bert -
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: John Maloney <jmaloney at media.mit.edu>
>> Date: 10. September 2009 13:12:00 MESZ
>> To: Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>
>> Cc: "Software Squeakland.org" <software at squeakland.org>
>> Subject: [sq-software] Re: ScratchPlugin
>> Hi, Bert.
>> Re: we're about to include the ScratchPlugin with Etoys
>> Great!
>> Re:
>>> Mostly for the incredibly useful openURL prim ;) but secondly for 
>>> access to the ScratchBoard etc., Korakurider already made an Etoys 
>>> interface for it (though this won't make it in this release). Now the 
>>> question is if we need to include the "Scratch Source Code License" 
>>> file with the Etoys release. My reading of it is that we don't. Also 
>>> we both agreed that having the plugin be part of the Squeak VM proper 
>>> would make things quite a bit easier, and you certainly would not 
>>> require the license to be bundled with the VM in that case, right?
>> Mitchel has given permission for you to bundle the ScratchPlugin code 
>> with the Squeak VM. (You can keep this email as proof!) You don't need 
>> to include the Scratch source license.
>> It's also fine to include the include the ScratchPlugin accessor 
>> methods (and the entire class). Giving credit in a class comment is fine.
>> Two questions:
>>  (a) Are you interested in including the Scratch Unicode plugin as well?
>>  (b) Should I send you the latest C code for the Scratch Plugin?
>> Actually, I'm working to bundle up the Scratch 1.4 source code 
>> release, so I'll be putting a zip file of the latest C code online in 
>> the next week or so. But I can send you a copy sooner if you need it.
>>     -- John

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