[etoys-dev] [SVN][749] Update project to use video clip

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue May 31 15:24:54 EDT 2011

On 31.05.2011, at 20:12, karl ramberg wrote:

> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 7:09 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> On 31.05.2011, at 18:59, karl ramberg wrote:
>> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 12:26 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
>> On 30.05.2011, at 21:26, karl ramberg wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 8:10 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Also, the user interface of the movie player comes up in Swedish. It does not switch to the current language.
>> >
>> > To make the translation of the movie player seems to be a little out of scoop for this release.
>> > As far as I can see translation update for instances must be implemented for quite a few tools.
>> > As usual, I'm not sure how to do it ;-)
>> >
>> > Karl
>> Okay, the workaround for now would be to close the movie morph, switch to English locale, open the movie to get the English GUI, save project. The example projects are not translated to other languages yet, anyway.
>> I can only come up with ugly code to get the file  to open across saves and platforms.
>> Like Smalltalk current imageFile... stuff
>> I think we must let this get some more thinking and testing before releasing
>> Karl  
> I guess so. I also heard of that problem in Uruguay. What they want is put the video or mp3 in the same directory as the project and have it work. Not quite sure if we actually remember the path a project was loaded from. It's even harder under Sugar of course, but making it work on regular machines shouldn't be that hard.
> - Bert -
> Squeaklet directory would be quite easy to look in.

Yes, but useless, because it's only for temp files. If we need to guess then we should look at the default directory.

> We could just do something like the following I have been testing:
> openHardCodedFile
> 	| fileName fd hardWay |
> 	fd := FileDirectory default pathNameDelimiter.
> 	fileName := mpegFile fileName copyAfterLast: fd.

This won't work. Windows used $\, Linux and Mac $/. I guess we need to try both. Perhaps count the number of \ and / and use the one wit more occurrences ;)

> 	self openFileNamed: mpegFile fileName. " test if old file name works"
> 	mpegFile
> 		ifNil: [fd := FileDirectory default pathNameDelimiter.
> 			hardWay := SmalltalkImage current imageName. "or Project squeakletDirectory"
> 			hardWay := hardWay copyUpToLast: fd.

You mean "Smalltalk imagePath" right? ;)

> 			hardWay := hardWay , fd asString , 'ExampleEtoys' , fd asString , fileName.

See #fromExampleEtoys: for how the examples are loaded.

> 			self openFileNamed: hardWay.
> 			self openMPEGFile.
> 			mpegFile
> 				ifNil: [^"ugh"]].
> Karl

We might also try the current Project's "lastDirectory" which is supposed to be set to the directory it was loaded from. Not sure how well that works in general. But for the particles dye project it looks promising:

Project current instVarNamed: #lastDirectory

	==> UnixFileDirectory on '/Applications/Etoys 4.1.app/Contents/Resources/ExampleEtoys'

- Bert -

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