Is Kaleido compatible with Processing projects?
Is Kaleido open source?
How do I get started?
Who works on this project?
Why is it called Kaleido?
On what platforms can I run Kaleido?
It crashed! It’s broken! I found a bug; what do I do?
I disagree with this whole idea.
Yes! Opening PDE-created projects in Kaleido will simply yield a blank drawing to start, but the project should run and execute with out any problems. Opening a Kaleido project in the PDE simply omits the drawing area and all associated functions, but your code will appear and function in exactly the same way.
Like the Processing initiative on which it is based, the Kaleido environment is released as open source under the GNU General Public License. The source code will be made available via an easy-to-access interface soon.
Right now it is just me, and it used to be more people, but since the very beginning the project has been the result of many people’s input.
Kaleidoscopes allow us to a myriad of visual patterns, and the Kaleido project also aims to allow people to see their code in myriad ways. This project was based on the belief that we all have our own individual ways of thinking about and approaching programming problems, and that if programming tools could allow us to visually document these idiosyncratic ways of thinking, the process of creating with code could be made more intuitive.
Mac is the current release, and I don't mean to be discriminating against other platform users but I’m currently prioritizing getting at least one stable release on one platform before going cross-platform. As soon as I’m confidence about the Mac release, I’ll package and test PC and Linux versions, promise!
Help us make Kaleido better by reporting all bugs big and small, hairy and otherwise, on the bug board.
We want to hear what you think! After all, our motivation in developing Kaleido is to find out empirically whether or not this is a good idea. Please share your opinions with us in the forum.