[squeak-dev] Squeak image for PDAs ?

Edgar J. De Cleene edgardec2001 at yahoo.com.ar
Mon Mar 16 12:09:46 UTC 2009

On 3/16/09 3:51 AM, "Martin Drautzburg" <Martin.Drautzburg at web.de> wrote:

> I just bought a Sharp SL-C760 Linux PDA and I would really like to run Squeak
> on it and write my own PIM application. I don't know how big an image I can
> run there, so I am looking for a small image. So far I tried the following:
> o Run Smalltalk majorShrink (after making an MVC project the toplevel one)
> This printed some warnings got my CPU to 100% for an hour or so and never
> finished.
> o Dynapad
> All the links to Dynapad resources seem to be dead. I suppose Dynapad is named
> after Dynabook which only existed as a cardboard prototype, but I really like
> the idea of Dynabook. Now isn't that a tragedy: now we have all the pieces
> together, we have the hardware and we have Squeak, but a working Dynabook
> seems to be as distant as ever.
> o Kernelimage
> I got some Kernelimages (morphic basic and morphicExt) and they do start, but
> they seem to be full of loose ends. It doesn't take much to end up in the
> emergency debugger (e.g. click on "appearence"), so I don't have much faith
> in those images.
> I suppose I could live with an MVC only image.
> Is anyone using Squeak on a handheld? Could you give me some pointers to a
> suitable image file or instructions how to build one myself?
> Thanks
> -- 
> Martin

The old SqueakLight is for you.
In his bare form have 3.7 mb and is 3.7 compatible.
In his .dev form , you could download from http://www.squeak.org/Download/
I don't follow this now, my current work is the more advanced Squeak ,
SqueakLightII, see http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6056

I afraid the move to 3.8 and beyond have the collateral damage of bigger
size and I have experiments showing no useful image could have less of 5 to
6 Mb in size and being compatible with newest tools and projects.

I scheduled myself for connecting to IRC 09:00 to 11:00 Argentina or +3 GMT
for any help you ask


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