[lively-kernel] iPad related features release (see video)

Dan Ingalls danhhingalls at gmail.com
Fri May 11 22:50:41 CEST 2012

Great news Hubert and all!

   - Dan

Sent from my iPad

On May 11, 2012, at 11:47 AM, Hubert Hesse <lively-kernel at hubertscorner.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> the bachelor's project is happy to announce that our work on Lively
> Kernel on the iPad is ready to be released.  You will find improved iPad
> support on all pages in the webwerkstatt now.
> Some of the features include, but are not limited to:
> * Simplified selection gesture (tap through morph hierarchy)
> * PieMenus: Select a morph, then touch & hold. Experienced user can
>  make a gesture without waiting for the menu to appear
> * adjusted tools, e.g. Parts Bin, Object Editor and ColorChooser
>  (replacement for StyleEditor)
> Please refer to the video we made for you:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8GKWrReyk4
> = Selections =
> In general selections trigger onTap(), but some morphs such as buttons
> implement the selection onDoubleTap(). You can overwrite the event
> handlers onTap(), onDoubleTap() and onHold() as you like. Button for
> example open a selection onDoubleTap().
> In some cases you might want to disableSelection() entirely on a
> finished part.
> = Tools =
> Due to the limited amount of available screen space we tried to reduce
> the number of open tools. Therefore tools like Parts Bin and Object
> Editor update their target to the currently selected morph
> ($world.currentlySelectedMorph). On a desktop they use Halo target as
> fallback.
> Currently we are working on tools with native look and feel. The next
> visible change will be the Parts Bin. But there are more collaboration
> related features to come soon.
> We are looking forward to receive your feedback.
> Kind regards,
> Hubert
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