[self-interest] Klein, ARM and Self Hardware
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Tue Dec 28 05:55:06 UTC 2010
To be honest, I don't think Klein makes sense at this time. It's too experimental and there's too much new work needed to be done on it.
Porting the existing C++ VM to Windows and also ARM is a straight forward exercise treading an already travelled path: the VM has already moved from Solaris->Mac OS X->Linux and Sparc->PPC->x86
All that is needed is someone with time and suitable C++ skills. (Btw, if there is anyone qualified and interested in the task it might even be possible for some resources to be found to help fund it.)
On 28/12/2010, at 4:20 PM, Josh Flowers wrote:
> 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
> >> http://www.alwaysinnovating.com/products/touchbook.htm
> > 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.
> > Jason
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> > Yahoo! Groups Links
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