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

Juan Vuletich juan at
Fri Mar 4 11:10:16 UTC 2011

Casey Ransberger wrote:
> Inline
> 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. 

Becoming a linux hacker just to play with Cuis for 15 minutes on it is 
not worth it...

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

Yes. The hardware is way cool (except for the keyboard and track pad). 
Too bad it runs linux...

Juan Vuletich

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