Scratch 2.0 beta 28 January!


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by macrutan » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:34 am
I read an announcement on the Scratch forums that stated "we can commit to an open beta! On January 28th, we'll open the Scratch 2.0 beta website to all Scratchers."
This is great news! :D
The post is here:
http://scratch.mit.edu/forums/viewtopic.php?id=111325
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by winkleink » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:21 pm
I wondering will this also be the launch schedule for the Raspberry Pi optimised version.
From the Eben interview on h-online from yesterday...

http://www.h-online.com/open/features/Eben-Upton-An-educational-life-of-Pi-1772863.html
MIT Scratch is actually a great example of this – it's built on top of the Squeak Smalltalk VM, and because this has generally only been run in anger on modern desktop hardware there hasn't previously been a case for heavy optimisation of its graphics routines, so it's a little sluggish on the Pi right now. We've commissioned a couple of pieces of work, the first of which involves porting it to use Pixman as its rendering backend, and the second involves optimising Pixman itself for the Pi's ARMv6 architecture (which will obviously pay dividends elsewhere in the system too).
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by simplesi » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:36 pm
Scratch 2.0 beta is just an online version which is flash based so never going to run on the Pi.

Great news to hear that someone is going to actively work on fixing/improving Scratch 1.4 on the RPi :)

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by malakai » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:41 pm
Don't follow Scratch as much as I like but on the other thread someone developed a plug-in that allows sound over hdmi

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=18684&p=239075#p239075
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by jamesh » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:33 pm
simplesi wrote:Scratch 2.0 beta is just an online version which is flash based so never going to run on the Pi.

Great news to hear that someone is going to actively work on fixing/improving Scratch 1.4 on the RPi :)

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Yes, the Foundation has been funding some improvements to Scratch - we should see some definite gains. As Eben said somewhere, Scratch isn't particular efficiently coded as it's never had to be, so there is great scope for improvement.
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by TRocket » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:43 am
simplesi wrote:Scratch 2.0 beta is just an online version which is flash based so never going to run on the Pi.

Great news to hear that someone is going to actively work on fixing/improving Scratch 1.4 on the RPi :)

Simon

Yes, Scratch 2.0 won't run on the RPI. The "offline" version will be an AIR app with the same source behind it...
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by jamesh » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:03 am
I do find the decision to implement Scratch 2.0 in the way they have as rather odd.
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by laptom » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:46 am
I Am already testing it; I was chosen. Its AWESOME!!! I Love the new blocks, their amazing! see you tomorrow on scratch! BTW, My name is puffleisverycute123 on there, but my new account that hasn't been chosen to test, but I will be on more in future called laptom.
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