[Vm-dev] Mars, stuck on callbacks (again)... need opinions

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 20:10:47 UTC 2010

On 23 December 2010 20:35, Esteban Lorenzano <estebanlm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm doing some "advance callbacks" for Mars, and I'm having several problems with table renderers (they are called A LOT of times and needs to be efficient). The ObjectiveCBridge is not as efficient as that calls needs to be executed, and well... I was planing to spend some time on this, trying to see how can I improve the callback velocity. And then a question came to my mind:
> do I spend time improving current ObjectiveCBridge implementation... or I better use Alien and migrate everything to it?
> some context:
> 1) it was always planned to "sonner or latter" migrate the ObjectiveCBridge stuff to alien (there is another .
> 2) Alien is not working -yet- for iPhone. It is planned (bah... it is "thought") to run Alien in iPhoneVM too.
> 3) Alien callback implementation is a lot cleaner than the current ObjectiveCBridge implementation (which relies on both sides semaphores, when alien callbacks relies on "image ownership")
> So... it will delay a little a release of Mars? sure it will... but in the long way it will be better.

i wanted to offer a NativeBoost, but it is not ready for use under MacOS yet :)

About iPhoneVM - definitely, you will need to use something else than NB.

And Eliot also having somethings to offer :)

> I would like to hear your opinions,
> cheers,
> Esteban

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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