[etoys-dev] Etoys networking

Edward Mokurai Cherlin mokurai at sugarlabs.org
Thu Sep 20 12:47:09 EDT 2012

On Thu, September 20, 2012 12:42 pm, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> 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.

They are not hidden. They appear in the alphabetical listing, where
every devoted and systematic discoverer will come upon them and be

Can't help it. I'm a born lever-puller.

Ringo, Yellow Submarine

>> 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.

That would be fine, if I had one, or if somebody who did volunteered
to write it.

> But mentioning them is a good idea, since
> people may stumble upon them like you did.
> - Bert -
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