[Tutor] Self-intro and two short newbie questions

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Thu Mar 18 19:53:41 CET 2010

"Kevin Kirton" <kpkirton at gmail.com> wrote 

> know it varies depending on the person, but for example, how long
> would it take _you_?)
> (i) a simple guitar tuning program involving an image of a guitar and
> the playing of each of the standard strings of a guitar (E, A, D, G,
> B, E) upon key input by the user

For a professional standard finish, working full time  I'd be looking 
at a day or two.

> (ii) a very basic turtle art program with an intentionally limited set
> of commands and on-screen display words (say, a total of 30 to 50
> specific strings), wherein the entire set of strings is offered to the
> user (perhaps at first use of the program) in a format that enables
> easy and full localization of the program so long as each of the
> strings is translated appropriately and inputted to the program. I
> know of turtle.py and xturtle.py, but I'm thinking of starting
> something from scratch. It's the easy localization I'm interested in.

This might be three days.
You could do both projects to a good standard in a week.

However if you need to include things like user manuals, 
help system, online support(auto updates) etc plus 
installation programs (Dunno if thats relevant to OLPC etc)
You could easily double the time and effort.


Alan G.

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