[Vm-dev] Android VM threaded

Ben Coman btc at openinworld.com
Thu Jul 6 04:57:44 UTC 2017

Hi Michael,

This is amazingly good timing.  I have an immediate, urgent need for Pharo
on Android.  I understand the graphics might not quite be there, but the
potential is enticing.  Could I possibly get on a Discord chat and/or Skype
with you?

I'm in the middle of a two week hackathon and needing an Android phone to
listen to Bluetooth GAP advertisements from a Raspberry Pi transmitting its
GPS coordinates, and then drawing a simple graphic showing the relative
location of the transmitter and the phone.  I've had minor success with...
using Nicolas Bridoux's "Beacon Scanner" on my Android phone.

What chance do you think a Pharo image has of receiving such events?  I'm
about six hours old with Android Studio, done the FirstApp tutorial (
and right now working through the Graphics/Aninamation tute (
https://developer.android.com/training/building-graphics.html)  but much
rather be working in Pharo.

The benefit for the community is I get to promote Pharo to BHP's new formed
Technology group.  BHP are a fortune 500 company putting on ~2000 people
globally to work on Industrial Internet Of Things.  There are some really
interesting graphs in this video...

Even if the hackthon is too time constrained to get something working, I
hope to be able to follow up with BHP to demonstrate Pharo and seek their
support for it.

What timezone are you?  I'm GMT+8, but I'm a night owl happy to work around
the clock.

cheers -ben

Skype: Ben Coman, Collie, (Western) Australia.

On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 3:31 AM, Michael Rueger <lists at andience.co.nz> wrote:

> Congratulations and thank you!  Are you planning to fold the vm changes
>> back into opensmalltalk/vm?
> yes, definitely, that was the idea, was just easier for me to work
> directly in AndroidStudio first.
> Cheers
> Michael
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