[self-interest] Klein, ARM and Self Hardware
joshflowers at mac.com
Tue Dec 28 05:20:10 UTC 2010
I'd love to have Self on a touch device, but I don't think it makes sense as a community focus (yet).
Seems to me that we're in the early stages of one of those resource management games - where you need to focus on getting the stuff that lets you build other stuff. In our case that means getting more active developers so we can work on a broader range of features.
The obvious move is a windows port, in which case Klein and maybe an OpenGL/GLUT layer make sense (assuming I fully understand what Klein brings to the party). Any other thoughts?
>> The other thing is, maybe we should pick a device and make it the main supported platform for self.
>> I was thinking about something like this
> It might be good to focus on one platform, but I don't think it should be a touchpad. Self would have to change a LOT to be useable without a mouse. See http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/07/ballmer-and-microsoft-still-doesnt-get-the-ipad.ars for some examples of how an environment has to be designed for touch interaction. This is something Apple's been able to (and had to) put a bazillion person-hours into for the iPad OS.
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