[squeak-dev] Re: Cuis runs on my XO!!! (was Re: COG VM for XO)

Hilaire Fernandes hilaire.fernandes at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 12:51:54 UTC 2011

Hello Juan,

Great it was useful to you. But thanks goes to Eliot anyway.
I hope he can help to make the locale working with this VM. May be it is
just a little things wrong from me, but I don't know.

I agree COG VM really brings a lot to XO laptop for Smalltalk
application or Smalltalk experience. I hope the Squeakland team can have
some chance to update the image with the closure fixes.

Yes, Big cursor is also what I want to look at, it does not work, there
is a primitive fail. It seems I compiled the VM without the appropriate
plugin. Anyone know which plugin is needed for the BigCursor?


Le 08/03/2011 03:35, Juan Vuletich a écrit :
> Hi Hilaire!
> It works! Thank you!
> It took me more time than I expected... DrGeoII-11.03.xo failed to run
> on my XO. I had never updated its software, it was at #656, v. 7.1.2. I
> tried updating it (firmware, OS, everything) to 10.1.3. Then
> DrGeoII-11.03 started to work. For some unknown reason, when building
> the bundle with Winzip on Windows, the modified bundle would install but
> not run. So I reinstalled your original bundle, and copied my
> image/changes/sources to /home/olpc/Activities/DrGeoII.activity/drgeo/
> naming them drgeo.image, drgeo.changes and CuisV3.sources. Started the
> DrGeoII activity and Cuis ran correctly.
> These steps could be useful for others, I believe they should work with
> any Squeak or Pharo closures image.
> TinyBenchmarks report 6.2MSends/sec and 37MBytecodes/sec. A great
> speedup over the VM bundled with Etoys (in the original firmware, around
> 2006 or 2007).
> Some things feel just a bit slow, but it is perfectly usable.
> Wish list: Big cursor seems to fail. This is rather important on the XO
> due to the very high dpi screen.
> Again, thank you!
> Cheers,
> Juan Vuletich
> Hilaire Fernandes wrote:
>> For quick test, you may want to fetch this bundle and replace the
>> drgeo.image with your own and rezip it
>> http://people.ofset.org/hilaire/drgeo2/DrGeoII-11.03.xo
>> For installation/deinstallation of XO bundle:
>> http://community.ofset.org/index.php/FAQ_DrGeo#How_to_install_manually_DrGeo_in_my_XO.3F
>> Now, Eliot I really mean to get the locale working with XO COG VM, but
>> it is a hudge distracting job for me. Not only volunteer on developing
>> DrGeo, but also I have to take care of infrastructures (vm, locale),
>> this is just too much.
>> The people developing interactive geometry software with JAVA does not
>> have to take care of that infrastructure aspect.
>> Hilaire

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