[squeakland] Default project on launch of Etoys-to-Go

Steve Thomas sthomas1 at gosargon.com
Wed Aug 7 12:45:16 EDT 2013

On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 10:05 AM, Mike Lee <curiouslee at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm planning to drag other projects in the Etoys folder on the custom USB
> drive into the new default project to generate thumbnails making that
> screen function as a simple launcher for a collection of projects.
> The real world user scenario will be my youths in Zambia doing this change
> on a copy of the Etoys-to-Go image on a USB drive to prepare some projects
> for staff at partners like the Ministry of Education to view on their
> locked-down machines. Etoys-to-Go is shaping up to be a great solution for
> this situation.

So a simpler solution might be to simply place the starting project in the
same folder as the etoys application then ask "staff" to simply drag and
drop the project onto the Etoys App icon. Or perhaps I am missing your

Also another option would be to "add your own quick guides, which could
perhaps open projects"  If that would be of use let me know and I will look
up how to do it.  There are some gotcha's but with proper instructions it
should be easy to do.

Lastly, what format are you using for the USB stick?  Need to be sure it
will work on Windows/Linux/Mac.  Part of the reason I ask is that I am
having a heck of a time trying to prepare 40 USB sitcks for some kids at an
orphanage in Colombia.  May be because I bought cheap USBs.  I have one USB
that works fine in all and it is FAT32, but for whatever reason when I try
to format FAT32 then use on the Ubuntu laptops I put together, I can't
change permissions in Linux to allow etoys.sh to run.


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