[etoys-dev] RES: ENC: [Olpc-open] ANN: Etoys 4 release candidate and beta showcase now available

Marta Voelcker marta at pensamentodigital.org.br
Mon Sep 21 19:31:52 EDT 2009

Thanks Tim!

In the about is written: Squeakland OLPC 2177


I guess this is the old one, is it?




De: Timothy Falconer [mailto:timothy at squeakland.org] 
Enviada em: segunda-feira, 21 de setembro de 2009 13:29
Para: Marta Voelcker
Cc: etoys dev
Assunto: Fwd: ENC: [Olpc-open] ANN: Etoys 4 release candidate and beta
showcase now available


Hi Marta,


If you're using Windows, the man to ask is Yoshiki.


Bert & Yoshiki . . . this is why I wanted the "Etoys 4" name :)


My understanding is that it says "Etoys 4" on mac but still Etoys on
Windows, and it overwrites.


You can tell if you have Etoys 4 by opening it and clicking "About".





Begin forwarded message:

From: "Marta Voelcker" <marta at pensamentodigital.org.br>

Date: September 20, 2009 9:26:39 PM EDT

To: "'Timothy Falconer'" <timothy at squeakland.org>

Subject: ENC: [Olpc-open] ANN: Etoys 4 release candidate and beta showcase
now available


Hi Tim,

I have downloaded and installed, but I don´t see a new icon on my desktop,
is the new version installed over the old one? I mean, if I click on the old
Etoys icon in my desktop, would it runs olde or new version?
How can I know that? what is different between them?


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De: olpc-open-bounces at lists.laptop.org
[mailto:olpc-open-bounces at lists.laptop.org] Em nome de Timothy Falconer
Enviada em: sábado, 19 de setembro de 2009 05:00
Para: olpc-open at lists.laptop.org; grassroots OLPC; iaep at sugarlabs.org
Assunto: [Olpc-open] ANN: Etoys 4 release candidate and beta showcase now

Hello everyone,

After nine months of work by our software team, and several weeks of  
sprinting by Bert Freudenberg, Yoshiki Ohshima, Scott Wallace, and  
myself, we're very happy to announce the Squeak Etoys 4 release  

What's a release candidate, you ask?  Well, it's hopefully the final  
version, but we want more testing first.  It's better than a beta, but  
not quite ready for real use.  We'll be releasing the Etoys 4 final on  
October 21st.

Please help us test the new Etoys!     We want to make sure that it's  
rock solid before getting used in schools and homes throughout the  

You can download the Etoys 4 release candidate here:


It's at the bottom, below the fancy icons, under "Release Candidates."

To learn what's new in Etoys 4, you can start by watching an interview  
with Scott Wallace here:

* http://squeakland.org/resources/audioVisual/movie.jsp?id=61#nav

You can also learn about the new beta showcase by watching this video:

* http://squeakland.org/resources/audioVisual/movie.jsp?id=62#nav

For those in a hurry, the Etoys 4 highlights include:

* loading and sharing projects directly to the central Squeakland  

* fully "license clean", so that it can be included in Linux distros,  

* improved toolbar and viewer

* optional drop-down categories for the project info box

* lots of fixes and new translations throughout

If you find any problems, you can first try our chat channel:


or post in our forums (or mailing lists):


If you're able to reproduce the error, feel free to add a ticket to  
our issue tracker:


We've been pushing ourselves for quite a while, so you might not see  
much activity this weekend, at least from me & Bert :)

We'll respond to your comments on Monday, or earlier if we can't  
resist peeking in the office door.

Special thanks to everyone who made suggestions or helped us test the  
betas.  We'd be nowhere without our community!

Take care,

Olpc-open mailing list
Olpc-open at lists.laptop.org


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