Moving to a new release? #88

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TonyCallear opened this Issue Feb 8, 2014 · 8 comments

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@TonyCallear
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What do we need to do to move towards a new official release?

The current release is looking out of date?

@taweili
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taweili commented Feb 8, 2014

Will integrate the latest and make a release next week! Thanks a lot for the contribution! - sent via Hojoki

@TonyCallear
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Great news !

@TonyCallear
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Will the next release include SCoop, do you know?

@taweili
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taweili commented Feb 27, 2014

Still figuring out the right syntax for scoop! ;)

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@taweili
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taweili commented Jul 2, 2014

Saw you playing with Scoop. Any thought?

@TonyCallear
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It’s a few months ago now.

I merged the scoop stuff into my main branch to play with it.

A few students were impressed and found it much easier to program some tasks – flashing LEDs at different rates without having to think about it too much – playing some music but reacting to a button press. They are used to ‘Scratch’ and other simple event-driven environments – it’s just how they expect things to work.

It is obviously useful and does seem to work to some extent but I think it might be a big rewrite to get it working correctly. For instance, a variable’s declaration would need to change depending on where the variable is used – ‘volatile’ if used in a scoop loop? Quite a few of these sort of problems worried me, I wish I could remember what they were! Or I had discussed it at the time.

It seemed too much for my tiny programming skills, especially in the small amount of time I have for this :-(

@taweili
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taweili commented Jul 3, 2014

Would love to hear more about your students' experience. I want to get this released in a month or two. Suggestions are greatly appreciated.

The issue of the variables are being worked on now. Also, love to get a better syntax for the event loop.

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