Sniff is a "Scratch-like" programming language that's designed to help Scratchers move gently from Scratch to more conventional languages. They can start writing programs, without having to learn a new language because Sniff is based on Scratch. They learn a little more about variables, compiling, syntax errors (!), and they can have fun controlling real hardware while they're doing it.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Release 26: TLC for Windows

Release 26 is aimed squarely at Windows users.

Since we last did a windows focus release, a lot of things have changed in terms of the packages we rely on - MinGW, Arduino and Window's itself, so this time aroundwe've dedicated some time to getting everything to work as smoothly as possible for Windows users. We'll have a more detailed blog post soon, re-ittereating the Windows install requirements, but basically install MinGW/Msys, then just unzip the Sniff folder!

Now everything should run a bit smoother on windows, and we've even added a file called "ClickMe.bat"... which fires up sniffpad, and you can just start coding!

Unfortunatly the Arduino backend for Windows is crashing (its actually a bug in gcc!), so if you get a message that ld.exe is hanging when compiling for Arduino, try installing the old 1.0.6 version of Arduino.

If you're running Windows, then get over to the downloads page immediately. There's also few other minor fixes and features for everyone else too...

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