[Pharo-project] Building the iOS VM

philippe.back@highoctane.be philippe.back at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 15:05:37 EDT 2012

Currently, I am writing code targetting iOS for an educational game (but no
Smalltalk in  there) That may change.

I am okay with helping getting the iOS VM to work.

The main issue is that what I want is an Xcode projet that is clean. This
is doable, the current Xcode project in the source tree is crappy with
locations not well defined etc. Fixable. But I need to know what to do

Hilaire told me to look here.

I've got an Arduino Uno. In fact, I did a number of ISA (! old) cards, and
interfaces, like oscilloscope board, ... I can hook that back to the
Arduino and then in turn make some Pharo classes (maybe with FFI - I know
some people did stuff but not on OSX) to take the data in. The fun part
would be the visualization of an iPad remotely.

I saw something in Ghent (I am from Belgium). I'll try to go.
Then in Lille, there is also something. I'll go as well.

Depends in fact on how well I recover from my current eye surgery. I am
locked in my home/office for 4 weeks due to retinal detachment :-( - Things
should be okay by then.

For the record, I am a civil engineer and am self employed since 2000.


2012/3/24 Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr>

> On Mar 24, 2012, at 7:26 PM, philippe.back at highoctane.be wrote:
> > I am trying to build the VM for iOS.
> > Got the sources from the ci jenkins server (the ones that built last
> month, as the current one is red).
> >
> > /platforms has something looking like it. (iOS)
> >
> > But cog is x86 and iOS is ARM7.
> >
> > So, I guess that I have to build a StackVM for it to work.
> yes
> > But there is nothing about iOS in the instructions (Part1, Part2, ...)
> >
> > The MacOSX VM is documented but not the iOS version.
> Indeed.
> > As maintenance was taken over from John, how do we build from here?
> Esteban is moving to france so right now I'm not sure that he can reply to
> you. But next week probably.
> > My setup: OSX Lion, latest XCode upgraded from Snow Leopard, so I do
> have GCC on it as well (as LLVM doesn't work).
> >
> > Target devices: iPad 2 3G, iPad 2 Wifi, iPhone 3GS (All with iOS 5.1).
> >
> > My wife is a math teacher and my point with all this is to have a
> working VM running Dr Geo II.
> Esteban is working with Hilaire on that. So may be contact hilaire. He is
> in the mailing-list.
> > I am currently having fun with Arduino
> with pharo?
> What arduino board do you use?
> I would like to see a demo? are you attending the pharo conference?
> > and would like to bridge it with the iPad through the web (using an
> Ethernet Shield on the Arduino) - the whole chain running Pharo inside self
> build VMs.
> >
> > The ultimate point is to run a summer camp with kids if I can put
> everything together by then.
> I would love that.
> Luc and Noury are also working with arduino so we will have fun.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Philippe
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