[kde-edu]: [patch] KTurtle console and direction dialog

Mauricio Piacentini piacentini at kde.org
Fri Dec 7 16:28:16 CET 2007

Aleix wrote:
> Hi list,
> Today I have been using kturtle for a while, after checking stephanie's script.
> I liked to use it, since i used logo when i was at school and it made
> me remind of my childhood :). (I used mswlogo btw)
> After that, I made a couple of patches to fix something that annoyed me.
> - kturtle_directiondialog.diff << this patch lets the direction dialog
> work when moving the mouse inside the widget (with the mouse clicked).
> -  kturtle_consoledock.diff << this patch adds another dock that has
> an entry line and executes it when pressing enter. I used to check how
> to do things with a console like this, and it seems useful to me.
> The first one can be commited I think, the second one not, because of
> the feature and string freeze.
(back to Brazil!)
Whoo Aleix! Great. I think you should commit the direction dialog one,
the previous behavior was indeed not optimal. As for the second one, I
agree it is REALLY useful, but we need to respect the string/feature
freeze, and add it for 4.1.
In this next release we could maybe make consider this console and the
code tree feature as grouped under an "advanced" setting in the
configuration dialog, disabled by default to not scare younger users
(hiding the code tree by default was something someone (annma?)
suggested anyway, maybe even for 4.0.) But I find the addition of a
console a very, very good idea. It is much easier to learn if you can
type a command and immediately see the turtle reacting to it, great!

Mauricio Piacentini

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