[self-interest] Re: The Effort on Self

Gordon Cichon gordon at cichon.de
Thu Nov 18 14:53:25 UTC 1999

On Thu, 18 Nov 1999, [ISO-8859-1] José Baltasar García Perez-Schofield wrote:

> 	In my opinion, a minoritary language like Self should be developed
> in a platform like Java VM. I am not a Java fan, but it provides a virtual
> machine in a variety of platforms, and also a "standard" graphical
> environment. This would allow to get Self expansioned, I think.
> 	Maybe, this is a bad idea because it would run too slowly, and
> would become unusable (UI is now pretty slow, even in a UltraSparc).

BTW, we once conducted a poll about what platform is the most important
to have Self running on. I can't recall the results right now, I
think Windows and Linux have been rated most important, and Java
was third place. (Please correct me if I'm wrong).

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