Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#450 closed defect (notabug)

Need a cool "Paint" type program

Reported by: CarolineM Owned by: eben
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: design Version: Unspecified
Severity: Unspecified Keywords:
Cc: wadeb Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: Unconfirmed

Description

Today I visited a computer lab at a school where 3-5 year olds (the PreK students) were using the computers.

The teacher tried to get them to use Kidspirations to look at and stamp bugs but they rebelled. All they wanted to do was use KidPix.

We need a paint program that is as cool as KidPix or we will suffer the same fate. They will turn off Sugar and go back to Windows to use KidPix

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by erikos

  • Cc wadeb added
  • Component changed from sugar to design
  • Owner changed from marcopg to eben

Did you look at Paint? Would be maybe as well a question for the Activity Team if you need a new activity.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by CarolineM

Based on my limited information I see 3 ways to solve this problem.

  1. Sugarize TuxPaint
  2. Improve Paint
  3. Create a new Paint type activity with eToys that uses the rich paint capabilities but hides all the complexity until the child is ready for it.

I'd love to see a discussion of the various options but its probably a matter of finding a person who is invested in creating a good paint solution for sugar and they will do it the way they want to do it.

Personally the eToy option captures my imagination. The Tuxpaint option seems most sensible.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by CarolineM

  • Resolution set to notabug
  • Status changed from new to closed

We have Paint and Colors, Tux Paint almost works. I'll put in some Tux Paint tickets and close this.

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