[kde-edu]: KTurtle interactive console by Aleix (was Re: i just committed some kturtle love)

Mauricio Piacentini piacentini at kde.org
Sun Mar 16 23:53:13 CET 2008

cies wrote:
 > command line was also on my list ;)
 > i'd say: just commit!

Hi, people. The console dock by Aleix Pol has been committed to SVN. 
This is a nice new feature for KTurtle which adds an interactive console 
to the program, and allows entering of one line commands, very useful to 
teach about each individual command and see the result immediately on 
the canvas.
I did some testing, wired it up to the UI and rc files as well, and it 
seems to be working nice. Please test it, I think it will be a nice 
addition for 4.1, and a quick way to test the interpreter as well. 
Speaking about the intepreter, Niels, I could no longer reproduce the 
problem I was seeing with flocke, it seems to have disappeared by 
itself? I will keep investigating it and will let you know.

On a side note, I think it will be good if we move to use 
kde-edu at kde.org (CC'ed in this email) to keep track of the KTurtle 
development issues, if you guys do not mind. This avoids the need for 
developers to have one more id and group to monitor, and keeps us more 
linked to the main KDE Edu developer group (Aleix for example.) They can 
helps us in more than one way, not only with code like this console tab, 
but with documentation and testing as well, for example. Anyway, I will 
keep monitoring the google group, just to be sure we do not miss anything :)

I have added some of the small features we can try to get in for 4.1 at 
the feature plan list:


As you can see, there are only three items: one is the command line 
functionality added by this recent commit. The other two are support for 
saving the canvas as an image, and adding an option ruler to the canvas 
so students can visualize the units. Not sure when/if I will be able to 
work on this, people are free to jump in and help us on these and other 

Mauricio Piacentini

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