[Pharo-users] An Idea for a minimal self documented begineer friendly pharo image

Pavel Krivanek pavel.krivanek at gmail.com
Tue May 24 10:19:45 EDT 2016

2016-05-24 15:18 GMT+02:00 Dimitris Chloupis <kilon.alios at gmail.com>:

> Well technically the python part works fine, BUT I also always wanted it
> to be friendly to begineers . So nope , its same project. And you are
> correct its still focused in coding 3d graphics but I came to realisation
> that if I want some people to use it, obviously i dont expect the massive
> majority to give up the comforts of python but for those that are curious I
> have to provide an enviroment thats is even easier to code in than python
> is currently for Blender.
> My goal is to provide a development enviroment for Blender addons that is
> simple, and easy to use and learn.
> So providing a minimal pharo image that is self documented has always
> being a dream for Ephestos.
> By the way whats the news on the matter of modular pharo image ? Is there
> any work done to provide a minimal pharo image ?


work is in progress:

The first image with GUI that is usable from the user point of view is

Give us few weeks to finish it...

-- Pavel

> I would hate to replicate what is already done.
> On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 3:59 PM Ben Coman <btc at openinworld.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 7:01 PM, Dimitris Chloupis
>> <kilon.alios at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > So I was reading the complains from Sven and got Inspiration from
>> Torsten
>> > Pharo image and CUIs and made me wonder what if we had an image which
>> has
>> > the least amount of libraries and every library inside it is full
>> commented
>> > in class, package and method and even has tutorial using inside help
>> tool.
>> >
>> > So I think I will give this project a try. I know there is a plan to
>> make
>> > pharo image more modular, but modularity does not equal minimalism ,
>> > simplicity and ease of use.
>> >
>> > I think I will follow the CUIs example and do the development via
>> Github.
>> >
>> > But I am open to ideas and suggestions.
>> >
>> > My intention is to remove the excess fat, to make Pharo prettier
>> (improve
>> > theme support and make available several themes ) and to have everything
>> > commented and self documented.
>> >
>> > Obviously this will be a long term project and in no way a walk in the
>> park
>> > but I was looking for a nice project to name "Ephestos" :D seem as good
>> as
>> > any
>> Did this project not pane out?...
>> https://pharoweekly.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/ephestos-using-and-coding-blender-from-inside-pharo/
>> Seems you're quite attached to that name :)
>> but is there a minor chance of confusion?
>> cheers -ben
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