[etoys-dev] Etoys networking (was Re: Additions to Etoys Reference Manual)

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Sep 20 12:42:51 EDT 2012

On 2012-09-20, at 18:27, Edward Mokurai Cherlin <mokurai at sugarlabs.org> wrote:

> On Thu, September 20, 2012 7:56 am, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> On 2012-09-19, at 19:24, karl ramberg <karlramberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 5:20 PM, Edward Mokurai Cherlin
>>> <mokurai at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>>>> Badge
>>>> Fridge
>>>> NebraskaServer
>>> These are all of a etoys networking experiment.
>>> I do not think they are of much use to students unless they are
>>> enhanced quite a bit
>> They are used in Sugar for collaboration. On other platforms they are too
>> hard to use in a classroom, agreed, because you have to type in IP
>> addresses manually. It would need some equivalent of Sugar's "presence
>> service" to easily connect to peers.
> The conclusion seems to be that they should not be exposed in the
> Object Catalog. Is that right? Can we hide them?

They are already hidden, since they do not appear in any category.

> May I put your comment in the manual as an explanation of why there is
> no explanation of these objects? ^_^

Or an explanation how they work. But mentioning them is a good idea, since people may stumble upon them like you did.

- Bert -

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