Chromebook and Codey Python


#1

OK, a noob here, not to programming or hardware, but to Codey. I have two questions, the first is…
I cannot get the Python editor to work on my Chromebooks. I have downloaded and installed the Chrome mLink extension and it’s active. However, if I go to the Python editor via the blocks (Scratch) programming IDE, I see an error saying that mLink is not loaded!
What am I missing? See attached screenshot grab.

I have Linux on my Chromebooks and I can try loading it there, but I suspect that because Linux runs in a container (Crostini), it will have no effect Chrome in Chrome OS.


#2

OK, I think I answered this one myself. Looking back at the download links for mLink, I noticed a light grey line suggesting Python is not supported on either Chrome or Linux…
:persevere:


#3

@tech_support Are there any future plans/roadmap to support Chromebooks or at least Linux (most Chromebooks now run Linux as well)? Is there any way we can help this along - ie. offering to write Chrome extensions etc?

BTW, there are MANY chromebooks being used in schools in North America, and more all the time!


#4

Hi Kgineri, we will be supporting Linux and Chromebook soon, but there’s no detailed time schedule for now.


#5

Sweet! Thanks @tech_support!