[self-interest] iPad?

Jecel Assumpcao Jr. jecel at merlintec.com
Tue Aug 17 17:56:56 UTC 2010

Russell Allen wrote on Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:11:08 +1000
> Hi Michael, 
> ARM isn't supported yet, but since the VM has been ported from SPARC to
> PPC to x86 there shouldn't be a technical barrier to it.  It's just a matter of
> someone with the required C++ skills choosing to do it.
> Btw, if there is anyone out there who's qualified and interested, please
> contact me and I'll see what support we can provide for the task.  Same
> with anyone who is prepared to do a proper Windows port.
> Cheers, Russell
> On 18/08/2010, at 6:51 AM, Michael Latta wrote:
> Has anyone tried to port Self 4.4 to the iPad? Is ARM supported?

I worked on this a bit back in 1993, but it was a from scratch
implementation rather than a port. I didn't get very far before I
switched to another project, so there are only a few simple code
fragments as the result.

About the iPad, wouldn't only jailbroken devices be able to run Self?
Based on how Apple has treated Squeak, there is no way they would allow
Self in their app store. Of course, several similar devices, many based
on the ARM, are about to become available which won't have this kind of
restriction. I don't expect any of them to become more popular than the
Tablet style devices we have seen since the early 1990s, however.

-- Jecel

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