[Bug 1083546] Re: etoys package is very old in Ubuntu 13.04 (and 12.x), please update package to 5.x release

Mantas Kriaučiūnas mantas at akl.lt
Mon Dec 3 12:43:39 UTC 2012

** Bug watch added: Debian Bug tracker #636577

** Also affects: etoys (Debian) via
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       Status: Unknown

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  etoys package is very old in Ubuntu 13.04 (and 12.x), please update
  package to 5.x release

Status in “etoys” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “etoys” package in Baltix:
Status in “etoys” package in Debian:

Bug description:
  The current version of Etoys package in Ubuntu 13.04 is 4.0.x (released March 2010), while latest upstream release is 5.0 (released April 2012), see http://squeakland.org/download/
  The Etoys Ubuntu package should be updated to this version of the image, or whatever is the most current stable at the time of packaging.
  It's very important to have 5.x package in Ubuntu, because some project can't be opened with current Etoys Ubuntu package :(  

  New Etoys 5.0 features:

      a “single-step” feature in the scriptor
      number lines
      a scriptable calendar
      a scriptable “sector” object, allowing you to create slices of a pie of any angle
      “scratch connect”, providing a way to connect Etoys and Scratch
      a web-camera player that lets you directly access a webcam
      a “key press” object, which reports whether, and for how long, a specific key is pressed
      “attached” watchers, which always appear near the object they watch
      a “graph paper” tool to make graph-paper-like backgrounds
      new languages: Armenian, Dansk, Papiamentu, Polish

  To find more details about these features see

  Miscellaneous changes:

  When adding a new variable, a dialog now appears inviting you to
  provide both a name and a type for the variable (and the number of
  decimal places to show as well, if the type is Number,) all at the
  same time. If you subsequently wish to change the name, the type, or
  the number of decimal places, choose the “modify” item In the menu
  beside the variable in the viewer, which replaces the items “change
  value type”, “rename”, and “decimal places...’.

  The “Press me” button has been removed from the supplies flap, because
  it’s not easy to grasp how to use it (but it is still available in the
  object catalog.) In its place in the Supplies flap will now be found a

  The order of the items in the “pen use” category has been changed to
  make the most commonly-needed items easier to find.

  There is now an "Open script" halo handle on ScriptActivationButtons,
  offering a faster way to see the script that will be fired when the
  button is pressed.

  Added also is a “Button to show/hide this script” menu item in the
  Scriptor, which gives the user a button which, when pressed, will make
  that Scriptor appear on the screen, or, if already there, will remove
  it. Once you get such a button, you can use items in its halo menu to
  adjust the wording and other aspects of the appearance of the button.

  The treatment of the “forward direction” when the “look like” tile is
  used has been changed; the forward-direction of the “object being
  looked like” is no longer being adopted by the object doing the look-
  like. This change may make some projects created in earlier versions
  of Etoys behave differently if they use the “look like” tile.

  Bug Fixes
      Scripts set to run on "opening" do now work for world, book, or the first page of a book.
      The display of animated GIFs is improved, and it is now possible to play and stop the animation and to change the “opaque” setting using tiles found in the viewer. (However, note that the GIF reader does not set “opaque” correctly so it's pure chance if playback looks right.)
      In Spanish, the viewer now shows the “basic” category first, as in other languages.
      And many more, see full list here: http://etoys.squeak.org/svn/trunk/Etoys/NEWS

  Compatibility Note

  Projects created in version 4 of Etoys (Late 2009 to March 2012)
  should load without difficulty into Etoys 5. But some projects created
  in the new version will not be usable in older versions. If you try to
  load a project created using Etoys 5 into an earlier version of Etoys,
  a warning message will be presented about possible incompatibilities.

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