Closure VM on XO (was Re: [squeak-dev] Squeak/Pharo/Cuis on Android)

Casey Ransberger casey.obrien.r at
Thu Mar 3 22:54:15 UTC 2011


On Mar 3, 2011, at 2:26 PM, Juan Vuletich <juan at> wrote:

> I'm pretty close to a new release of Cuis that should feel way more responsive on slow devices. It does world redraw about 10 times faster when there are many windows open.
> Unfortunately I couldn't run it on my XO, as the preloaded VM is pre-closures... Does anybody know how to run a closures image on the XO?

I may be misunderstanding you; if not, you may experience a minor facepalm. XO is Fedora-based, so you should be able to grab the Linux VM sources and roll it up. 

There may be some reason that this is harder than I would expect, I don't know; compiling a VM on that hardware might be beyond just painful, but also impossible (insufficient RAM/storage, etc.) but you should still be able to compile it on another box and then drop the files in. 

Oh! And IIRC, I had to get an encryption key to flip the yes-I-am-grownup-programmer bit. 

The displays on those things are unreal man. I'm tempted to rip it apart and scavenge the screen:)

> Cheers,
> Juan Vuletich
>> Did I mention that Cuis would be a really great choice in the mobile and embedded spaces? :)
>> On Mar 3, 2011, at 6:37 AM, "Torsten Bergmann" <astares at> wrote:
>>> What is the state of Squeak/Pharo/Cuis for Android tablets and phone? Lots of questions:
>>> - what is the state of VM/images?
>>> - any comments/hints on devices, speed and memory consumption?
>>> - is it worth to buy one to run Smalltalk for own stuff?
>>> - anyone written apps with Smalltalk for Android?
>>> - is it possible to interface with native stuff. state of
>>>  touch support, ...
>>> Thanks for sharing any experience.
>>> Thx
>>> T.

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