[squeak-dev] Re: [Pharo-project] CogDroid Status Update
Mariano Martinez Peck
marianopeck at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 20:12:56 UTC 2011
Congratulations! continue with your work :)
On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 8:57 PM, Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
> Thanks a lot Dimitry. What you are doing is great!
> On Oct 10, 2011, at 7:06 PM, Dimitry Golubovsky wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I would like to update the Squeak/Pharo community on the CogDroid
> > development status, summarize the changes made since the first public
> > alpha release, and discuss further directions of the development.
> > I have uploaded two new alpha release packages:
> > for ARM devices:
> > http://squeakvm-tablet.googlecode.com/files/CogDroid-alpha-20111009.apk
> > for Android-x86:
> > I have created a wiki page  which summarizes the changes made to
> > CogDroid since the first public alpha release.
> > Briefly, these changes are:
> > - Partial integration with Android intent system, so CogDroid can be
> > launched with a specified Smalltalk image file and a startup script by
> > tapping a home screen shortcut icon. Such icons can be created from
> > Smalltalk code running in CogDroid. See also  for technical
> > details.
> > - Added build for the x86 Android platform. Android-x86 can run on
> > Intel-compatible CPUs in desktops and netbooks, and also in virtual
> > machines.
> > - Using a PC with physical keyboard and mouse attached brings some
> > special keys such as Ctrl- and Shift- modifiers, and also arrow and
> > home/end keys. This may be also of use on ARM tablets with keyboard
> > and mouse attached, or on dockable phones. I am unable to test this
> > myself, but your feedback is always welcome.
> > At this moment, I am going to change the direction of my efforts
> > towards deeper studying of Android itself, which may give me some
> > ideas how to integrate CogDroid better with Android services (e. g.
> > sound interface is an open question, but I need to study more, whether
> > OSS/ALSA is available under the hood, or some Java wrapper is needed).
> > This means that for some time I will be pushing updates less
> > frequently, except for bugs and critical issues, if reported. OTOH
> > this is a better time to integrate my developer's branch with the
> > mainline. So, Igor and Eliot please contact me to discuss the
> > technical moments.
> > I would like to thank the whole Squeak/Pharo community for helping me
> > with the development and testing. The Benchmark page  is a source
> > of information people may find helpful choosing an Android device to
> > run CogDroid on.
> > Your feedback is always welcome. Please add your comments to the Alpha
> > Progress page , including your ideas of Android applications that
> > might be created with CogDroid, and what functionality you think needs
> > to be added.
> > Thanks again, and hope to hear from you!
> > -------------------
> >  http://code.google.com/p/squeakvm-tablet/wiki/CogDroidAlphaProgress
> > 
> >  http://code.google.com/p/squeakvm-tablet/wiki/TinyBenchmark
> > --
> > Dimitry Golubovsky
> > Anywhere on the Web
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