[etoys-dev] Etoys 4.1 beta 1

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Sun Aug 29 17:20:28 EDT 2010

Hi folks,

here is the first Etoys 4.1 beta release:


I'll update the Sugar release ASAP too. And hopefully I'll find time to make a Mac installer.

We're entering String freeze, meaning no translatable strings should be modified or added anymore, to give translators time to do the translations. For reference, here is the Sugar release schedule again:


Here are the changes since Alpha 2:

* updated translations from Pootle
* added languages zh_CN, ca, sk, pap, pl, km, en_GB, ar_SY
* revised Italian, Portuguese, and German Guides
* no save on stop under Sugar, must use keep button (enable sugarAutoSave to override)
* easier to make flap (see supplies)
* GSoC addition: scriptable speech bubbles
* translatable of Text object must be enabled explicitly
* minor fixes

- Bert - 

On 20.08.2010, at 00:33, Bert Freudenberg wrote:

> Here is the second alpha version of the upcoming Etoys 4.1 release:
> 	http://etoys.squeak.org/download/Etoys-4.1-alpha2.zip
> I had to make a quick update to alpha 1 because some Sugar stuff was seriously broken.
> Changes since alpha1:
> * fix Sugar DBus service methods
> * fix NavBar not showing Sugar buttons
> * fix 'length' and 'width' being read-only
> * flip commands renamed to 'flip left right' and 'flip up down'
> * fix QuickGuides showing up twice (if name in index differed from file name), or not at all (if not in index)
> * update Monticello to Squeak trunk version, and enlarge windows
> * fix for SQ-683 (can't create script in Greek)
> * fix for SQ-690 (Latin2 font broken)
> * renamed one Italian guide (HaloL'Visualizzatore to HaloLVisualizzatore)
> - Bert -

> On 16.08.2010, at 03:33, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> Here is the first alpha version of the upcoming Etoys 4.1 release:
>> 	http://etoys.squeak.org/download/Etoys-4.1-alpha1.zip
>> Please test and report problems. If this basically works (I did not try on Windows and Linux), we can announce it on Squeakland for wider testing.
>> This is only the Etoys-To-Go version. Installers for Mac and Windows won't come before beta (unless someone volunteers to start working on them now).
>> The biggest changes since Etoys 4 are
>> * added DrGeo for exploring geometry
>> * Sketches support flipping
>> * geometry tiles for the world
>> * timer tile (world and other playfields)
>> * can store preferences
>> * QuickGuides translated to Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, and (some) French  
>> * translations broken up in smaller files
>> * system organized in packages, developed using Monticello
>> * whatever I forgot (need to start working on release notes, which should also have proper attributions)
>> We have a few weeks now to the final release. There are still a few additions in the pipeline (Richo's bubbles, Jerome's smooth curves, my Sugar stuff) which can still make the cut if we think the risk is low. But mainly we need to iron out bugs.
>> Thanks to everyone who helped making this! You guys rock :)
>> - Bert -

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