[math4] Coding platforms
fgrose at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 15:18:32 EDT 2009
Squeak, http://squeakland.org/, and Etoys apps can also run on all the
platforms and soon on web browsers as well.
On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Greg Dekoenigsberg <gdk at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Mar 2009, Shawn Willden wrote:
> > One thing that we should think about, to help motivate teacher
> > is how we can deliver the project applications on other platforms --
> > primarily Windows.
> > I understand the controversy with regard to porting Sugar to Windows, but
> > think we'll get a LOT more interest and support from teachers if what
> > working on is something they can use in their own classrooms which, at
> > for the teachers where I live, means on computers running Windows.
> > Is there a reasonably easy way to ensure that math4 applications can run
> > both the real target environment and on Windows? Is there some subset of
> > Sugar APIs we can use to make this easy? Is being limited to that subset
> > going to unacceptably constrain the math4 apps?
> > Perhaps we can explore other options, like Sugar on a Linux VM that's
> > relatively easy to distribute and install?
> > I'm not sure what the options are, but I am sure that enabling the
> > participating teachers to use the math4 apps with their own students will
> > really help the project.
> This is, frankly, a tricky problem, and different people will give you
> dramatically different opinions. Here are my two principles for Mongo:
> 1. I choose python because it runs everywhere.
> 2. Sugarization can and should be optional. (Right now, Mongo isn't
> Sugarized at all.)
> So, Mongo should run on Windows. I would encourage others to make sure
> that they choose Python apps that can run on Windows.
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