Synopsis Creating and writing a course using the RascalTutor.
Description The life cycle of a course consists of the following steps:
  1. A new course is created and added to the index.html file of the Tutor (this is at the moment a manual step). The new course consists of one root concept.
  2. New subconcepts are created and modified in order to build the full contents of the course.
Each concept page contains at the bottom a number of buttons to enable this authoring process:
  • New subconcept creates a subconcept of the current concept. This will also update the Details of the current concept.
  • Edit allows editing of the current concept. After saving the modified concept, a new HTML page will be generated for it.
  • Recompile Course compiles all concepts in the course.
  • Warnings show a list of all warnings and error messages that were produced during the last (re)compilation of the whole course.
After New Subconcept and Edit the following course information is updated:
  • The navigation panel.
  • The search index.
  • The warnings.
As a result, the Tutor is completely up-to-date after each edit operation or concept creation.

In addition, Recompile Course generates new HTML pages for all concepts before updating the above information. Recompilation is only necessary to verify that all <screen>s and <figure>s execute without generating warnings.
  • Authoring is only enabled when the Tutor is running as a SVN checkout.
  • When a new subconcept is created it immediately appears in its parent. You to do Compile Course to update the navigation pane as well. When you are using a deployed Rascal Eclipse plugin, the abovementioned buttons will not be available.
  • There is currently no support for renaming/removing/moving concepts. This has to be done at the command line using SVN.
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