[Vm-dev] Squeak + SDL? ...and a question about Android VM

Dimitry Golubovsky golubovsky at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 19:36:23 UTC 2011


I am trying here to answer at least partially to Goran's question
about Android VM.

One special thing about the VM used in Android (at least in my fork
[1] and its parent [2]) is absence of event loop. there was a
discussion [3] [4] on this list.

The Android VM uses a natively allocated framebuffer which surrounding
Java code sees a a large pixel array, and dumps it to the screen if
needed. Not very efficient of course, but could be IMHO adapted for
SDL as well.

Hope this helps.

[1] http://code.google.com/p/squeakvm-tablet/
[2] http://code.google.com/p/squeak-android-vm/
[3] http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/vm-dev/2009-November/003437.html
[4] http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/vm-dev/2011-April/007503.html

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