Monday, May 26, 2014

Beta Test Scratch on the Pi

The Pi version of Scratch (based on Squeak Smalltalk) is available for beta testing. Feel free to help moving it forward.

It is not the only implementation: Phratch (based on Pharo Smaltalk) is basically running on the Pi too.

You may ask what are the differences between Scratch and Phratch: if I understood correctly from the discussion on the lists I think the Squeak version now has a paid maintainer (Tim Rowledge) and follows the original Scratch for kids. Phratch from Jannik Laval is more oriented towards a "Scratch for grown ups" and tries to profit from the cleaned up Pharo system and infrastructure.

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