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by antiloquax
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Scratch on Arch-Arm
Replies: 4
Views: 1667

Re: Scratch on Arch-Arm

Thanks Jeremy, I tried that, but I don't think there's a version of Scratch in the Arch-Arm repository.
by antiloquax
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Scratch on Arch-Arm
Replies: 4
Views: 1667

Re: Scratch on Arch-Arm

Yes, but I am using Arch
by antiloquax
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Scratch on Arch-Arm
Replies: 4
Views: 1667

Re: Scratch on Arch-Arm

Has anyone managed to install Scratch into the Arch release?

If so, please tell me how you did it! I am struggling.

mark
by antiloquax
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Questions about the Raspberry Pi's Operating Systems.
Replies: 7
Views: 6162

Re: Questions about the Raspberry Pi's Operating Systems.

<t>One good way to get used to Linux (if you don't want to actually install it on your PC) is to make a bootable usb. Then you can boot into it if you wish without altering your Windows drive at all, and of course it'll save your changes and so on in a way that's much simpler than if you are working...
by antiloquax
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: racy_py
Replies: 39
Views: 7283

Re: racy_py

Great!. Yes there are tutorials on board. Look in my documents. There's a file called tutorials.tar.gz. If you click on it, it should begin the process of extracting the files. In there are several helpful books on programming in Python.

There are also a few tips on my blog:
by antiloquax
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: racy_py
Replies: 39
Views: 7283

Re: racy_py

<t>I think it may be to do with the fact that the file is hosted on Ubuntu One, and it had a lot of traffic after Liz mentioned it in the blog. Probably they don't allocate very much bandwidth to these free accounts. I'm glad it seems to be working now!<br/> <br/> mark<br/> <br/> @rew - yes, I provi...
by antiloquax
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: racy_py
Replies: 39
Views: 7283

Re: racy_py

<t>I'm impressed by how you are persevering with this. I fear many would have given up by now!<br/> <br/> It sounds like something was wrong with the iso file. A quick check might be to see how big the .iso is - it should be about 385 megabytes. In any case, you might succeed if you re-download the ...
by antiloquax
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine
Replies: 262
Views: 53943

Re: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine

That's cool!

BTW I enjoyed your suggestion about making the bat and ball using the pygame draw functions. It's a lot neater that way! Also, I hadn't tried doing that before, so I learned stuff about "surfaces" in the process.
by antiloquax
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 17117

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

In the first Debian image, Joe was the default editor. The more recent release has geany (and I think leafpad).

Personally I prefer VIM
by antiloquax
Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 17117

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

Been installing some stuff that you mentioned in my qemu RPi (using Arch image). I have Python 3 and Pygame, Open JDK, Greenfoot and Geogebra. Having a bit of struggle with Scratch, but I should be able to sort it.

mark.
by antiloquax
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine
Replies: 262
Views: 53943

Re: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine

<t>Jaseman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I just received a nice lot of Python programs and articles from Mark aka antiloquax, so I shall delve into those shortly, and hopefully we can include them.  There are 6 separate programs.  I think we can save some of these for future magazine issues, unless he's p...
by antiloquax
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Arch
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

Re: Arch

<t>Python 3 on Arch Linux<br/> <br/> As the comments from "Commander Coder" make it clear that Python 3 will be the default language in the educational release (woop!), I have installed Python 3 and pygame into my Arch-Arm system. I decided against the version of Python 3 in the Arch repo. There is ...
by antiloquax
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Rebel Code
Replies: 0
Views: 424

Re: Rebel Code

Just started reading Glyn Moody's "Rebel Code" about Linux and Open Source. It seems good so far! Has anyone read this? I'm also interested in reading Linus Torvalds' "Just for Fun" - if anyone has read this and rates it, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

mark
by antiloquax
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: racy_py
Replies: 39
Views: 7283

Re: racy_py

Thanks Grandad. That's admirably clear!
by antiloquax
Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Arch
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

Re: Arch



Oops, the picture didn't work before. To see how Lobster is progressing with his Puppy based on Debian, go here.
by antiloquax
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: racy_py
Replies: 39
Views: 7283

Re: racy_py

<t>This is puzzling! I can't understand what is happening to the .iso file. Have you got the folder options set to "hide extensions for know file types"? Windows sometimes does this and it can be confusing. But in any case, try opening DVD Decrytper and choose "Write .iso" in the Mode menu.<br/> <br...
by antiloquax
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Arch
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

Re: Arch

I'm having fun with the Arch release. Here's where I am up to with the task if making it into Puppy Linux.

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by antiloquax
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 17117

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

This is a great project. I am keen to write something on Scratch, Python and perhaps Java.

Many young people in the UK already have some experience using Scratch. I think it is a great way to teach the basics of programming without the problems of making typing errors.
by antiloquax
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: racy_py
Replies: 39
Views: 7283

Re: racy_py

<t>apple_tart said: <br/> <br/> I don't have an .iso file in the load of files that came from the Racy-Pi download, there are 14 files resulting from unzipping the Racy-Py download, 3 are called 'boot', some 'outlooks'. CFG, BIN, SFS but nothing that looks like a .ISO file. Where am I going wrong?? ...
by antiloquax
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Arch
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

Re: Arch

After seeing Liam's video on the Arch release, I thought I'd install NetSurf.

Worked fine (after I'd also installed lcms).

I'm using JWM and ROX as window- file-managers.

If anyone has any tips or things to try in the Arch release, please share!

by antiloquax
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: JWM in Arch - any ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Re: JWM in Arch - any ideas



I have the rox filer working in my RPi Arch as well as Geany and IDLE. Next job is to sort out the .jwmrc.
by antiloquax
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: JWM in Arch - any ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Re: JWM in Arch - any ideas

I have jwm working now. Still needs some work setting it up!

by antiloquax
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: JWM in Arch - any ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Re: JWM in Arch - any ideas

I'm running the Arch release on my qemu RPi. I've installed JWM but I get "no display" when I try to launch it.

Any ideas?
by antiloquax
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine
Replies: 262
Views: 53943

Re: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine

Hi Jaseman,

I've just sent you something on Scratch – it's a bit on the short side. I have been a bit busy. I will add at least one other program to it this week if I get a chance.

Magazine is looking good!
by antiloquax
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Getting stuck in to Python
Replies: 4
Views: 3109

Re: Getting stuck in to Python

Had a play with the Bat and Ball game with my Programming Club this week.

The kids were keen to convert it into a 2-player, add sound, add scores and make a breakout version …

Good fun!

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