Timothy Falconer | 1 Sep 19:11 2010

Re: vote for your favorite web & showcase issues

On Aug 31, 2010, at 1:18 PM, Steve Thomas wrote:

Tim,

Thanks for all your efforts.  Couple of items to add to the list:
  1. User should remain logged in  (ie: don't have to login every time I come back to the site)

  1. Have the Project pages be Wiki pages, were you can create more content and easily edit descriptions of projects. This would allow the inclusion video, graphics and more in depth support material for teachers and users.

Can you add this an an issue with more detail? (What do you envision the page looking like.  You can even upload a scan of a napkin page if you like :)

Tim


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Rita Freudenberg | 1 Sep 22:04 2010

online conference - who wants to present Etoys?

This is a call for participation for an online conference called global education. The participation is
free and since it is online, no travel is required. This is a great opportunity to show what you did with
Etoys! You can find a list of the tracks here:

http://www.globaleducationconference.com/tracks.html

If anyone is going to submit a presentation, please let us know!

Greetings,
Rita

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Steve Thomas | 2 Sep 01:55 2010

Re: vote for your favorite web & showcase issues



On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 1:11 PM, Timothy Falconer <teefal-r5GTc5JD2KfNLxjTenLetw@public.gmane.org> wrote:
On Aug 31, 2010, at 1:18 PM, Steve Thomas wrote:

Tim,

Thanks for all your efforts.  Couple of items to add to the list:
  1. User should remain logged in  (ie: don't have to login every time I come back to the site)
Yes. 
  1. Have the Project pages be Wiki pages, were you can create more content and easily edit descriptions of projects. This would allow the inclusion video, graphics and more in depth support material for teachers and users.
Can you add this an an issue with more detail? (What do you envision the page looking like.  You can even upload a scan of a napkin page if you like :)

We could have a couple of options, but I am thinking of two main ones:
  1. A Wiki page that has a project png image and the name to the project you made public.  The rest of the page is a free form Wiki, the user can put whatever they want. The text of the page will be editable so the author can add more detail (lesson plans, suggested uses, etc) similar to: http://mrstevesscience.blogspot.com/2010/06/tools-to-playlearnteach-with-m.html
  2. A pre-formatted page(s) (for example something like: http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L346, the actual format should be decided by the education team, this is just an example).  We could have a couple of "templates" the user could choose from.
Thanks,
Stephen

Tim



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Rita Freudenberg | 3 Sep 13:42 2010
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book sprint next week - finish the Etoys manual!

Help us to finish the Etoys reference manual next week! It would be great to have it ready when the next Etoys release is coming out. Here is what we already have:


Everyone can help, either as an author, reviewer, designer or as manual maintainer. Here you can find some more information:


We will start on Monday with a chat where we discuss what everyone will do. Click to tell us when you would be available:


Hope to see you next week on FlossManuals!

Greetings,
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Rita Freudenberg | 3 Sep 13:44 2010
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education team meeting time

We are trying to find a new time for the education team meeting. If you want to join our meetings, click on the link and let us know when you have time:


Greetings,
Rita
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Carlos Rabassa | 3 Sep 21:05 2010
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book sprint next week - finish the Etoys manual!

Rita and all!

Will be glad to help with:

	Translations  to Spanish.

	Reviewing.

I am better at finding errors than at creating.  

The timing is pretty good.  

My level of Etoys knowledge is low.

I´m enthusiastic about learning more.

To translate I first need to understand the original English.

In the process I will learn Etoys and discover errors or areas where explanations need improvement.

On Monday I don´t think I will be able to participate on a live conference.

In the U.S. this is a long holiday weekend,  Labor Day,  traditionally celebrated with picnics, barbecues
and similar activities.

To give you and idea of how we celebrate let me mention that this morning we got a nice supply of Spaten
Oktoberfest beer from Germany.

I will be glad to read and answer email messages as soon as I can,  anytime.

Carlos Rabassa
Charlotte, NC

On Sep 3, 2010, at 12:00 PM, squeakland-request@... wrote:

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> Help us to finish the Etoys reference manual next week! It would be great to have it ready when the next Etoys
release is coming out. Here is what we already have:
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> http://en.flossmanuals.net/bin/view/Etoys/WebHome
> 
> Everyone can help, either as an author, reviewer, designer or as manual maintainer. Here you can find some
more information:
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> http://wiki.squeakland.org/display/sq/Book+Sprint
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> We will start on Monday with a chat where we discuss what everyone will do. Click to tell us when you would be available:
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Hideyuki Takada | 6 Sep 09:00 2010
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Call for Papers: C5-2011

Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP.

Hideyuki Takada, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
(C5 2011 Publicity and Publication Chair)

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                           Call for Papers

                  Ninth International Conference on
       Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing
                              (C5 2011)

                          18-20 January 2011

                    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

                http://www.cm.is.ritsumei.ac.jp/c5-11/

Computers, networks, and other forms of technology are pervasive in our
information-based society.  Unfortunately, most users of this technology use it
for passive consumption of information and entertainment.  To evolve into a
true knowledge society it is critical that we transform computer-based human
activities to engage users in the active process of creating, connecting, and
collaborating together.

The C5 conference is for anyone interested in the use of computers as tools to
develop and enable user-oriented creation, connection, and collaboration
processes.  Researchers, developers, educators and users come together at C5 to
present new and ongoing work and to discuss future directions for creative
computing and multimedia environments.  We welcome the submission of
theoretical and technical papers, practitioner/experience reports, and papers
that bridge the gap between theory and practice or that encourage inter- and
cross-disciplinary study.

=== Submissions ===
				
C5 invites submissions of full papers in (but not limited to) the following
areas:

* Technology-enhanced human-computer and human-human interaction
* Multimedia authoring environments
* New technologies for literature, music and the visual arts
* Virtual worlds and immersive environments
* Gaming/entertainment platforms and infrastructure
* Social networks and social networking
* Novel programming paradigms and languages for implementors
* Scripting or visual paradigms and languages for end-users
* Creating and maintaining online communities
* Tools for creating/managing online services/environments
* Distributed and collaborative working
* Educational environments for classroom, field work and online/distance
  learning
* Technologies for collaborative and self-empowered learning
* Social and cultural implications of new technologies

Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format via EasyChair at:

  http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=c511

Submissions must be written in English (the official language of the
conference) and must not exceed eight (8) pages.  They should use the IEEE
10-point two-column format, templates for which are available at:

  http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/home

=== Proceedings ===

A preliminary version of the proceedings will be distributed during the
conference.  The formal version of the proceedings will be published by the
Conference Publishing Services (CPS) and sent to authors after the conference.
For each accepted paper, at least one of the authors needs to attend the
conference and deliver the presentation; otherwise the paper will not be
included in the formal proceedings.

=== Dates ===

Submission of papers:  October 8, 2010
Author notification:   November 19, 2010
Camera-ready copy:     December 19, 2010
Conference:            January 18-20, 2011
Bert Freudenberg | 6 Sep 11:47 2010
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Etoys developer chat today

Hi all,

please join our weekly online chat today, as every Monday at 12 noon Squeakland Time.

This page lists today's time in local time zones:

	http://tinyurl.com/3yemcke

To participate, replace "squeaker123" with your own name on

	http://chat.squeakland.org/

and press "Login". Then say hi :-)

Alternatively, use an IRC client of your choice to join #etoys on irc.freenode.net 

Everyone is welcome!

- Bert -

Bert Freudenberg | 6 Sep 22:30 2010
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Etoys developer chat log

Hi all,

I've been lazy in posting chat logs, sorry about that. I did ask the Sugarlabs folks to log the etoys channel
too, though, so it might appear on http://jita.sugarlabs.org/ soonish ... 

Anyway, we had a good discussion today, it helped that this Monday was a holiday in some places :)

We talked about:

* the upcoming release in general, which looks good, no blockers that are not easy to fix:
  http://tracker.squeakland.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?mode=hide&requestId=10470
* however, we discovered some issues with the windows installer
* also, copy&paste of images

We should build a release candidate this week. That leaves us 2 weeks for testing before the actual release
on Sep 27.

Full log below.

Hope to see you next Monday, at 12 noon Squeakland Time as usual:

	http://tinyurl.com/3ypbo2c

- Bert -

<bander> hi
<jecel> hello
--> CaseyR (~caseyr@...) has joined #etoys
<kencausey> Hi
<bertf> hi
<bertf> nice to see you all :)
<bander> holiday :-)
<CaseyR> How's the release coming?
<bertf> we're a few days away from the first release candidate
<bertf> no blockers at the moment
<CaseyR> Right on!
<bertf> bugs yes, but well :)
<CaseyR> Heh
<CaseyR> Aren't there always.
<jecel> It is a holiday in Brazil as well (tomorrow, actually) so no class for me today
<bertf> awesome. I figured someone might stop by :)
<CaseyR> I'm loose of work, too:)
<bertf> actually there are two blockers, but they are trivial to fix
<bertf> http://tracker.squeakland.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?mode=hide&requestId=10540
<bertf> so no real obstacle to the release
<bander> Do you need help with any of these?
<bertf> looking ...
<saijanai_> is squekland.org server down?
<bertf> saijanai_: no, but I see only half of its contents
<bertf> http://squeakland.org/
<kencausey> Who is responsible for that site now?
<CaseyR> Looks like it's restarting to me.
<bertf> bander: http://tracker.squeakland.org/browse/SQ-779 or
http://tracker.squeakland.org/browse/SQ-778 look interesting and would be nice to have fixed 
<bertf> kencausey: still Immuexa / Tim Falconer
<kencausey> ok
<bertf> bander: incidentally, does copy/pasting images work under Windows? I never checked I think
<bander> Not that I know of
<bertf> bander: I though we had the ExtendedClipboardPlugin on Windows too
<bander> It's not in http://squeakvm.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/trunk/platforms/win32/plugins/
<bander> Where would it be if not there?
<bertf> maybe I misremember. It works on Mac and Unix.
<bertf> hmm, Sophie surely supported it
<bander> Probably all FFI hacks
<kencausey> What is meant by 'copy and paste images'?  What sort of image do we mean?
<bander> Graphics
<bertf> kencausey: bitmaps
<kencausey> OK
<kencausey> I think drag and drop works on Windows
<bertf> kencausey: on the Mac I can get the halo on any object, type Cmd-C, switch apps and paste
<kencausey> ah, so images out of Squeak...
<bertf> and into, too. webbroser - copy - squeak - paste
<bander> Yes, DnD of images works fine, but not C&P
-*- bander is on a very slow connection it seems
<bertf> on unix we can even drag objects out of squeak :)
<bertf> used to work anyway, haven't checked in a while
<bertf> so I don't know about C&P on Windows, I don't see a plugin in Sophie either. maybe they used FFI
<bertf> another issues to work on would be loading fonts from file to make the image smaller, but I think it's
too late for that in the release cycle
<bertf> the code is in but not used yet
<bander> Did you see my post in the trunk?
<bertf> yes, was glad to see it :)
<bertf> bander: testing the windows installer would be great too
<bertf> http://etoys.squeak.org/download/
<bertf> it's only for alpha 1 so not the latest image but maybe check if you see something odd
<bander> Will do but I can only run it on Win7; I don't have anything earlier.
<bertf> as well as the beta-to-go which includes a windows VM too
<bertf> bander: understood
<bertf> korakurider did that one, hopefully it works :)
<bertf> so the best thing if you want to help would be testing the beta
<bertf> and see if anything terrible happens ;)
<bander> I don't see an installer at http://etoys.squeak.org/download/
<bertf> the zip file with "win" in its name?
<bertf> first one
<bander> Oh, sorry. Was looking for something called "installer" :-)
<bertf> ah. but zip is okay?
<bander> I'll let you know once I downloaded it :-)
-*- bertf doesn't know zilch about windows conventions
<bertf> I did not have time yet to build a Mac installer
<bertf> and for the linux distros other people are packaging it as part of Sugar :)
<bander> bertf: The installer shouldn't be wrapped inside a zip; it should either be the .exe for the
download or the .msi
<bertf> okay
<bertf> is it just ine file inside?
<bander> Yup.
<bander> EToysInstaller.exe
<bertf> I see
<bertf> capital T?
<bander> Installer shows Apache-L only?
<bander> No, lower-case t, i.e., EtoysInstaller.exe
<bertf> ah, good :)
--> scottwal
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has joined #etoys
<bander> Seems to launch fine
<bertf> should probably show http://etoys.squeak.org/svn/trunk/Etoys/NOTICE instead?
<bander> Hm...
<bander> Every time I launch it recomputes security keys; then has some flash of "PrimitiveFailed"
<bertf> ugh, bad
<bander> Fails to create a directory
<bertf> cmd-shift-w
<bertf> go back to top project
<bander> fullPath: 	'C:\Program Files (x86)\Etoys\Resources\andreas'
<bertf> that does not look right
<bertf> should be in home dir
<bander> Looks like it's trying to write something into the installation directory
<bertf> so secure directory is not set correctly
<bander> Yes, looks like it; where is this stored?
<bertf> don't know really :(
<bertf> whereever apps store preferences?
<bertf> you might try tghe Etoys 4 installer, this should use the same dirs
<bander> In the registry? ;-)
<bertf> argh, website bad http://squeakland.org/download/
<bertf> bander: no, cache files etc
<bander> Okay, this is officially weird.
<bander> I have *both* Etoys.exe as well as Etoys.app in C:\Program Files (x86)\Etoys
<kencausey> \Documents and Settings\{user}\Application Data\?
<bander> I.e., it looks like a complete duplicate install
<bertf> FileWrite $0 "SecureDirectory=$\"%APPDATA%\etoys$\"$\r$\n"
<bertf> FileWrite $0 "SecureDirectory=$\"%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\etoys$\"$\r$\n"
<bander> Let me try this from first principles, perhaps I had a version installed and it didn't like
installing it on top of the prior version
<bertf> those two lines are in the installer script
<kencausey> LocalLow?
<bander> I don't see an Etoys.ini anywhere
<bertf> kencausey: may refer to vista security levels? I really have no idea though
<bander> Yes, it does. The location is fine.
<bander> There's just no Etoys.ini anywhere
<bertf> bander: no idea. I dimly remember some discussion a tyear a go but didn't pay attention
<bander> Yeah, the problem is clearly the missing Etoys.ini in the install.
<bertf> okay
<bander> And it doesn't like installing on top of a prior install.
<bertf> it should leave the old install alone and install to an etoys41 folder
<bertf> redirect the browser plugin to the new location of course
<bertf> but otherwise keep the old working
<bander> It did not install into etoys41; it installed into C:\Program Files (x86)\Etoys (where I already
had an install)
<bertf> well, Korakurider will read the log and respond I'm sure
<bander> Then for the records: This is Win7
<bertf> yes we haven't really discussed what the behavior should be wrt the old versions
<bertf> but I think not touching the old is better
<bertf> on the mac it's going to be an "Etoys 4.1" folder
<bertf> here's the old windows7 thread  http://lists.squeakland.org/pipermail/etoys-dev/2009-March/003037.html
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(Ping timeout))
<bertf> well, thanks for testing! and thanks to everyone who came by here today :)
Rita Freudenberg | 7 Sep 15:12 2010
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Fwd: [etoys-dev] Fwd: Vote for the best Smalltalk book of the last 5 years...


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse@...>
> Date: 6. September 2010 17:06:20 MESZ
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> Subject: [Esug-list] Vote for the best Smalltalk book of the last 5 years...
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> Dear Smalltalkers
> 
> this year ESUG would like to reward effort made in book publications. Since we want to push new books but
that it takes time to write books we will 
> take into account a window of  5 years. So you are requested to vote for the best book of the last 5 years.
> 
> http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q2LKKDT
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> the deadline is until wednesday 15 september at noon
> 
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