drmcw
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Re: Is Scratch really viable on Raspberry Pi?

Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:55 pm

timrowledge wrote:A demo video, showing how much faster recent Scratch is on the Pi - and I'll just note that the *very* latest experimental version adds faster script editing/scrolling but you can't have it quite yet -
http://vimeo.com/71724947

We're working hard on making it still faster; the dream is to make PacMan playable. There are still a lot of tricks to throw at it… watch this space.
That's looking very promising. I think you should use ifugu's space invaders and Ms.Pacman as benchmarks though :)

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Re: Is Scratch really viable on Raspberry Pi?

Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:56 pm

This improvement is in editing speed not script running speed :)

It would be nice if multi sprite complex games ran quicker but I'm championing young scratchers writing their own scripts and this will be a great boon to them and their teachers as things not dragging when your told then to drag is/was a big problem as patience is not something they generally have :)
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Re: Is Scratch really viable on Raspberry Pi?

Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:00 pm

Well the improvements are now there in the latest Raspbian image I'm sure Tim would welcome any bug reports (if there are any) :)

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Re: Is Scratch really viable on Raspberry Pi?

Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:35 pm

Ah, well we just found one - see the 'bananas' thread. Fix released and should be available soon. In the meantime, if an imported sprite is invisible… don't use it. ;-)
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