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

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Mar 9 16:03:22 UTC 2011

On Mar 9, 2011, at 4:51 AM, Hilaire Fernandes wrote:

> 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?
> Hilaire

It's part of the x11 display module. The XRender extension headers need to be present when building. Look at your configuration log.

- Bert -

> 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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