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

Aleix aleixpol at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 22:36:25 CET 2008

My patch was just to give the idea, I don't mind if you have rewritten it :).

I expected that these problems would happen, but I couldn't get to
know the whole KTurtle environment to implement it. I'm glad it was
useful, at least :).

You can change the license if you need to (but since you have
rewritten it, you don't need my approval, btw ;). I used the header I
found around, I think I didn't bother a lot for it... ;)

I'll check it later.


On 3/19/08, cies <cies.breijs at gmail.com> wrote:
> i just committed my rewritten version of the console.
>  the console as committed earlier had loads of issues:
>   - error handling
>   - possible to execute inside and other executions causing 'unexpected behavior'
>   - taking up way to much space on the gui
>   - licensed gpl2
>  all issue fixed, one remaining:
>   - i've put the consoles error message (if any) in a tooltip, but i
>  cant get it to show for like a second when it errors out.
>  Aleix Pol if you're reading: thanks for the commit, it helped me to
>  implement it a lot faster. if you want i can add you to the authors of
>  the console code -- as i rewrote it i did not put your name there
>  mainly to deal efficiently with he gpl2 issue.
>  thanks peeps.
>  _c.
>  On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 10:53 PM, Mauricio Piacentini
>  <piacentini at kde.org> wrote:
>  >
>  >  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:
>  >
>  >  http://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Schedules/KDE4/4.1_Feature_Plan
>  >
>  >  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
>  >  tasks.
>  >
>  >  Regards,
>  >  Mauricio Piacentini
>  >
>  >
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