ivan.tomek at acadiau.ca
Wed Jan 31 01:15:22 UTC 2007
Speaking about applications, what do people typically do with Squeak on
their portable devices?
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Subject: Re: OLPC-like device...
On Jan 30, 2007, at 12:21 PM, Brad Fuller wrote:
> To add to Aaron Reichow post:
> Is the Nokia N800 too low in CPU power?
> brad fuller
And too add more-
My brand spankin' new N800 gets this for tinyBenchmarks:
18,348,623 bytecodes/sec and 667,395 sends/sec
I definitely feel the difference between the 770 and the N800 in
Squeak. Squeak 3.9 out of the box is still too slow to use, but the
performance of 3.2 and 3.4 is quite snappy. For those who may not
have used older versions of Squeak, or not have used them for a
while, _please_ _note_ that those older versions aren't that much
different. It's pretty easy to port code between versions of Squeak
in the 3.x series. Some folks seem to think that using 3.2 is like
using Windows 3.1- far from it. Newer Squeaks have some features
that may be required for your app- stuff from SqueakLand, traits, or
some of the character/language support stuff. But for what most
folks do, other than the obvious changes in look, a lot of folks
wouldn't notice the difference very quickly.
Finding tablets under $1000 will pretty much limit you to PDA like
devices like the Nokia N800 or possibly older used devices. But
depending on your app, using Squeak 3.2 on a Nokia N800 might work
out very well!
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