[etoys-dev] etoys-dev Digest, Vol 87, Issue 1

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Mon Nov 18 18:17:55 EST 2013

On 18.11.2013, at 13:08, Charles Schultz <sacrophyte at gmail.com> wrote:

> Pato,
> That looks like a viable hack. :) It is my understanding that RPi can boot into a special, slimmed-down VM version just for Scratch. Is that not the case? For instance, when in Scratch, I cannot simply exit Scratch and go back to the desktop - quitting scratch issues a shutdown. Can I do the same for eToys? Part of it is that I do not fully understand how "boot to Scratch" works, so I would like to learn that if I can.

You should probably ask this on the Squeak developers list, as there are many more developers subscribed to that than here:


>> As an aside, any idea why eToys is filed under "non-free" extensions for RPi?

Because the Debian gate-keepers do not like the image-based nature of Smalltalk development; it impedes their usual text-based workflow.

See /usr/share/doc/etoys/README.non-free

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