[etoys-dev] Test new 4.1.2 alpha

Steve Thomas sthomas1 at gosargon.com
Mon May 30 19:53:54 EDT 2011

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 4:31 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>wrote:

> (I was surprised anyone thought UML is a good thing to add to the Basic
>> category of the object catalog)
> Steve wanted the Notice as a kind of postIts to use in projects.
> But does it have to be in "Basic"? Also, Steve by now is an advanced user,
> he sure knows where to find it if he needs it?
> In the German translation, that object is called "UML-Notiz". I bet not
> many of our users know or care what UML is. Looks rather jarring on the
> first page of a tool aimed at children and teachers:
> I'd rather not add features at all in a bug-fix release. Making things
> easier to access might count as bug fix, so I won't object. But please put
> it in the Connectors category where it belongs.

I would like to see this added it can be used by teachers and kids as To do
lists, comments, reflection etc.
Also I checked the other languages and German is the only one that adds
As far as category I fail to see why "Text Ellipse," "Text Rectangle,"
"Enhanced Text" and "Title" are "Connectors" and "Scrolling Text" and "Text"
are not other than you needed someplace to put text.  As such I would prefer
to see Note in Basic, but I am one opinion, will bring up at education
committee meeting. One other reason for not putting it in connectors is that
in Spanish (the Object Catalog for Spanish is larger than the screen), ie we
have a lot more stuff in connectors already some of which IMO does not
belong there.

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