squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org
Fri Oct 4 18:08:11 UTC 2002
With wireless ethernet common and cheap now, would it be possible for these
'glorified remote controls' to be dumb terminals?
They could have a lot less processor & ram, and more importantly, you
wouldn't have to worry about squeezing down Squeak or anything else into its
contraints; the software could be as big and fat as needed, running on a
host PC in the house somewhere. The handheld device would need enough
resources for a framebuffer, tcp/ip, and the remote GUI client, which
shouldn't be much at all by today's standards. I use VNC ( a remote desktop,
www.realvnc.org ) over 10 mpbs ethernet and its plenty fast for a 1024x768
screen in windows; a more custom implementation where you have a smaller
screen and tighter control over updates could be even better.
Just an idea,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Luciano Notarfrancesco" <lnotarfrancesco at yahoo.com>
To: <squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: SqueakOS
> Tim Rowledge wrote:
> >Good grief. I mean, _good grief_. You're all certifiably, wonderfully,
> >insane. This is seriously neat stuff. Have you formed any ideas of how
> >much slower (or even faster?) your stack is than a 'normal' one?
> We haven't done much testing yet. It seems to handle all right a ping
> flood ('ping -f hostname') without loosing any packet.
> Some years ago TCP/IP over 10 Mbits ethernet ran in processors 100 times
> slower than what we have today, so I believe it will do all right at
> that speed. But I doubt it will be able to handle 100 Mbits ethernet,
> not to mention 1 GB.
> >I wonder if it could be put on anything I have lying around. Hmm,
> >NetWinder, netBook, trio pad, old Acorn prototype......
> I'd be happy to try! And here Richie says he'd like to give it a try too
> BTW, I just got my first ARM! Paul McDonough generously lend me an iPAQ
> to play with. Two years ago I put linux and Squeak on that nifty thing,
> but porting SqueakNOS to it is a whole different deal. I'll start
> playing with it soon.
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