Squeak chugging by on the Zaurus SL-5500
Yoshiki.Ohshima at disney.com
Tue Aug 27 05:20:38 UTC 2002
> It would seems that "zaurus" is Japanese for "doohicky", because Sharp
> attached that to a rather wide range of marginally related handhelds.
> Those other systems use WinCE or OS/9 or something, while the US model has
> some wierd variant of Multics ;) .
My dictionary doesn't have "doohicky" (What is it?)
Yes, there was a WinCE version of Zaurus. The "Japanese"
version is micro-kernel based one and the kernel seems
pretty decent though the "library" on it really stinks.
(BTW, now they have the variant-of-Multics of "Zaurus" in
Japanese market as well.)
> All the pointers you should need are on the swiki at
> http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/2688 . This is merely a duct tape job,
> and requires quite a few clicks to start up the VM. There are quite a few
> caveats that go with it, like the total inability to type
> in [blocks].
I have a source tree of a VM that doesn't need X11. This
version runs under Qtopia yet it directly access the frame
buffer. I have been saying I'll make up a distributable
version of source code, but I'm very demand-driven (lazy)
and it seems I would not be able to do that some time soon.
Anyone who is interested in it, I can send copy.
(My feeling is that this Qtopia-with-direct-framebuffer
version makes sense as an end-user app.)
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