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Scratch Update!?

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:45 pm
by macrutan
I am still hoping that any and all implementations of Scratch will be repaired so that the push and pull features for saving and retrieving projects to the Scratch site inline to the program will be resolved on all Raspi Linux builds. I feel this feature is essential for building the Scratch community and retaining the interest kids and educators wishing to use this great combination. I'm sure many will remain interested and resolve the problem on their own, but having difficulties sharing and obtaining examples should not exist for kids.

Here are my proposed solutions:
1) simply fix it (resolve URLs) on the Linux images.
2) post the plain text for editing from a shell.
3) Wait for Scratch 2.0 to come out and start Scratch from scratch!
I was expecting a 2.0 release today, but there is no official word...

I have no time to patch at the moment, and am sure the community will fix this...

Re: Scratch Update!?

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:38 pm
by macrutan
I've contacted the Scratch team at MIT and they responded quickly. The word for now is that Scratch 2.0 is not in beta yet and has a projected release by the end of the year. We can only wait and ponder.

Until it's release, we can all monitor the progress at the Scratch Team Bog:
http://blog.scratch.mit.edu/

There is some great information and analysis on the Scratch Team Blog... Check out the entry by Andrés Monroy-Hernández regarding "a word cloud-like representation of the 100 most common scripts" based on the Scratch online community.

http://blog.scratch.mit.edu/2011/08/wha ... -look.html

Also educators interested in Scratch should join Scratch Ed:

http://scratched.media.mit.edu/

As the response from the Scratch team said to me in their response, "Keep on scratchin'!"

Re: Scratch Update!?

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:24 pm
by antiloquax
Can't wait for Scratch 2.0! :mrgreen: