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by JohnM
Jun 16th, '18, 20:20
Forum: Working with GP
Topic: Is the Source for the GP Cloud Server Going to be Released?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Is the Source for the GP Cloud Server Going to be Released?

GP doesn't currently have a cloud server for sharing user-created projects -- although that would be great!

However, I suggest you look at the Snap! cloud server, created by Bernat Romagosa:

https://github.com/bromagosa/SnapCloud
by JohnM
Jun 16th, '18, 20:10
Forum: Working with GP
Topic: What's the Interpreter/Bootstrapper Programmed in?
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: What's the Interpreter/Bootstrapper Programmed in?

I really wish it was open sourced because then I can recompile with a different compiler and see if that makes it any better It's currently compiled with the LLVM C compiler with -O3 optimization (the highest setting). Interesting, using the GCC compiler does give a bit better performance -- about ...
by JohnM
Jun 16th, '18, 19:52
Forum: Working with GP
Topic: What's the Interpreter/Bootstrapper Programmed in?
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: What's the Interpreter/Bootstrapper Programmed in?

isn't it planned to be open source? Yes, that is still planned. Originally, the idea was to wait until GP had gotten to a 1.0 stable release. But with the loss of funding, progress on GP has become pretty slow. If you're interested in virtual machines for blocks languages, I suggest that you look a...
by JohnM
Jun 8th, '18, 13:51
Forum: Extending GP
Topic: Increasing VM Memory?
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Increasing VM Memory?

Also is there any way to publicly view and report issues/push fixes to the source code such as on Github or some other Git site? Not yet. We were planning to make the source code for the virtual machine available when GP 1.0 was released, but development has been slow since we lost funding last Aug...
by JohnM
Jun 8th, '18, 13:39
Forum: Extending GP
Topic: Increasing VM Memory?
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Increasing VM Memory?

Is there anyway to increase the VM memory from the default 2 GB? As MSandro wrote, GP's memory space is 200MB by default. It isn't currently possible to change that, but it might make sense to add a command-line switch to do this. And if the "memory used" block shows is right, GP seems to have some...
by JohnM
May 2nd, '18, 11:03
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Blurry / pixelated font rendering on stage and exported app (Mac)
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: Blurry / pixelated font rendering on stage and exported app (Mac)

Text rendering in GP isn't quite as good as MacOS, which uses some clever sub-pixel rendering tricks to optimize anti-aliasing for LCD screens. However, I suspect that your stage is scaled, so you are seeing a scaled-down version of what was actually rendered to the stage. To see the text without sc...
by JohnM
Apr 30th, '18, 00:39
Forum: Announcements
Topic: GP Workshop at the Scratch@MIT Conference
Replies: 0
Views: 177

GP Workshop at the Scratch@MIT Conference

In conjunction with the Scratch@MIT conference, there will be a two-hour GP workshop on Wednesday, July 25, 3-5pm. After the workshop, there will be ample time to get to the MIT Media Lab for the opening reception at 6pm. It is under a mile, so some of us will probably walk. Unfortunately, space is ...
by JohnM
Apr 10th, '18, 21:05
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Export as App shows folder duplicates in the FilePicker!
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Export as App shows folder duplicates in the FilePicker!

Thanks for looking into this. I suspect it's an issue with names with extensions vs. not having extensions.
by JohnM
Apr 10th, '18, 20:16
Forum: Requests
Topic: Advertising for GP
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Advertising for GP

Does it make sense to continue my work on my interactive GP presentation on Scratch? Also, I am thinking of publishing a post in the Scratch Forum under "Advanced Topics". In this post I would like to introduce GP and draw attention to it. Does that make sense or should I refrain from doing that? N...
by JohnM
Apr 10th, '18, 20:12
Forum: Requests
Topic: Advertising for GP
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Advertising for GP

The GP Twitter feed is: https://twitter.com/gpblocks Thanks for the offer to help with the website. I will keep you in mind. I already have a particular website framework in mind, It was created by Bernat Romagosa to share Snap! and Snap4Arduino projects. It's built on a variation of Nginx with Lua ...