[Tux4kids-tuxtype-dev] Lesson Files.xml

David Bruce davidstuartbruce at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 14:49:50 UTC 2008

Hi Brandon,

On 9/14/08, Brandon Maister <quodlibetor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey, I would like to create some lesson files for tuxtype but I (a) can't
> figure out how to actually take input, since the lesson_1.xml file doesn't
> seem to take any specific input, the <prac> element doesn't seem to actually
> do anything, etc. Anywhere i can look for documentation or anybody willing
> to help a noob?

The "Lessons" xml activity was created by folks no longer involved with the
project, and in all honesty, I don't think anyone has a very detailed
understanding of how it works - at least I don't.  I think that a bunch of
new lessons were created for the Indic languages by Mobin Mohan
mobinmohan at gmail.com for GSoC - he may have the best insights.  I would
suggest studying the existing lessons and making incremental modifications.

 And, also, (b) have you already created several since version 1.5.15? (my
> version) I don't see any mention of new lessons on the news page, but I
> don't particularly want to duplicate work :)

At least for English, there aren't any new ones.

The "Lessons" activity is probably the single most visible example of
something that needs further work to make it look like a finished product.
I'm currently adapting all of TuxType to support fullscreen mode at native
resolution, and right now I'm getting "Practice" to draw correctly.  After
that I'll look at "Lessons", then probably release 1.6.0.

The latest stable release of TuxType at www.tux4kids.com is 1.5.17.

We would greatly welcome more "content", whether xml lessons, word lists, or
artwork for the menu buttons, etc.

Sorry I don't have any more specific recs.

David Bruce

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