Squeak on iPaq..success!
kgf at golden.net
Sun Dec 31 22:21:35 UTC 2000
Hi John, Tim:
Just got back from some much-needed holiday time so I'm just wading thru my
> >There's a resonable chance that you could use higher optimisation for
> >most of the vm and just drop it for the parts that have problems. Ought
> >to be a relatively simple makefile hack, surely? Particularly if all the
> >plugins are made external.
> Sounds plausible. I don't have a development environment for StrongARM,
> so I'll leave it up to Kevin for now.
Yes, I think this should be easy to do. The ARM GCC only has problems with
the sqUnixSound plugin, from what I can tell. I'll try rebuilding with
optimizations on everything except the sound and see how it goes. I was just
in a rush to get something working for the holidays. ;)
I'm building it on a native ARM system provided by the handhelds.org/Compaq
folks so I won't be able to upgrade the GCC to a 'fixed' version...that'll
have to happen at their convenience, I'm afraid. :) Perhaps I'll try setting
up the cross-compiler environment...it's been quite a while since I've set up
GCC as a cross compiler but I don't remember it being as nightmarish as the
handhelds.org site claims.
> In a private message, Joern Eyrich said he got over 10M bytecodes/sec
> on the iPaq with a WinCE-based VM, so C optimization must make
> a bigger difference than I expected. Either that, or WinCE is more
> efficient than Linux... no, let's not even *think* about that! :->
> -- John
Eww! Well that throws the gauntlet down now, doesn't it? :) I'll try and get
a new VM compiled as soon as I get my post-holiday sorting and putting-away
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