[Etoys-notify] [JIRA] Updated: (SQ-175) A low floor "Paint" door into eToys

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Mon Apr 27 10:29:12 EDT 2009

     [ http://tracker.immuexa.com/browse/SQ-175?page=all ]

timothy updated SQ-175:

    Fix Version: triage
                     (was: review)

> A low floor "Paint" door into eToys
> -----------------------------------
>          Key: SQ-175
>          URL: http://tracker.immuexa.com/browse/SQ-175
>      Project: squeakland
>         Type: Feature
>   Components: etoys
>     Reporter: timothy
>      Fix For: triage

> (walter) 
> We had at one point discussed other easy paths into Etoys, for
> example, into the document creation tools. I think it would be a
> great!!
> (yoshiki)
>   I haven't forgotten your suggestion, but it still doesn't have the
> thing unfortunately.  But, I can show how you would do.  I made a
> little Etoys project.  Download this:
>   http://dev.laptop.org/~yoshiki/etoys/SimplePaint.005.pr
> and save it somewhere.
>   If you resume this project, you see two buttons at the bottom of
> screen.  Click on "Paint" to start painting.  Don't worry about these
> obscure four buttons in the painting tool.  If you are done, press
> "Save".  It puts the painted picture into the Sugar's clipboard, and
> Etoys quits.  As simple as that, and you can make this kind of
> customization in minutes.
> (rita)
> I'm just reading a thread on the sugar labs mailing list about paint programs on the XO. Caroline Meeks is requesting a tool like Kid Pix or Tux Paint on the XO, based on her experiences on a Preschool in Boston.
> That reminds me of a discussion about lowering the threshold into Etoys by using it as a painting tool. I think, Yoshiki answered a question about that. I'm not sure on which mailing list this discussion took place. But nevertheless I think it is a very interesting thought to have an Etoys version that maybe starts with the paint tool open? I have seen children drawing happily with Etoys and even remember Bert doing a nice project for our kids: he just put a holder on the screen and prepared an animation script. The kids could draw whatever they wanted and put their drawings in the holder, thus changing the animation. They did that on my computer, but each of them had it's own flap, where they stored their drawings. They did that while I was away and showed it to me when I came back. It was so lovely! (And I really liked to look in their flaps, seeing all the objects floating around like the toys in their kid's room:)

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