[Pharo-project] Pharo on iOS w/ faster graphics
phil at highoctane.be
phil at highoctane.be
Tue Mar 27 09:55:46 EDT 2012
Morphic could eat less by just reducing the frame rate and also use simple
forms and pens to draw things.
Also we have opengl under and could do a lot of interesting optimizations
I am onboard to work with you on that. Once the VM is built properly that
I am currently writing an app for the iPad and the touch UI is really
sometging different indeed.
Pharo on iPad has the potential to be a killer app for development. A
dynabook come true. Paired with a bluetooth keyboard on portrait position
like with the zagg I use it looks like an alto of 2012!
Le 27 mars 2012 14:32, "J.F. Rick" <self at je77.com> a écrit :
> Hi everyone,
> I've been lurking a little while here and thought I would jump in to see
> if Pharo would be appropriate for what I want to do.
> First, here's a little background about myself. I'm an academic researcher
> in human-computer interaction and educational technology. I've been
> programming in Smalltalk since the early days of Squeak. For those who
> remember, I wrote Swiki. I'm now doing work on multi-touch interfaces, such
> as interactive tabletops and tablets. There's a huge difference between
> designing interfaces for mouse / keyboard and designing for multi-touch. My
> current research interests are in creating interfaces that are optimized
> for the latter, rather than the former. Smalltalk is a great environment
> for that, because you really can rebuild the GUI from the ground up. I've
> gone ahead and worked off the work that John McIntosh did on iSqueak to
> create several applications for iPad.
> I'm thinking of transitioning from Squeak to Pharo as the current
> development state of Pharo is a bit cleaner than Squeak. I'm glad to see
> that there is some interest in getting Pharo on iOS (though there do seem
> to be problem). I'm not an Objective-C or C expert, so I wouldn't be good
> at getting the VM to work, but I would be able to go from there to creating
> some interesting widgets, frameworks, and apps that I could share with the
> One major hurdle I see in my work is that Morphic is just too slow on
> iPads. While I have been able to optimize the speed of my applications to
> have them work on Morphic, it is a lot of extra work and I may eventually
> get to a point where it won't work for what I need it to do. Is there some
> sort of magic bullet for addressing this? Cairo? Does anyone have any
> recommendations for addressing this inside Pharo? I'm not interested in 3D
> interfaces, but rather fast 2D interfaces. Any advice would be greatly
> Jochen "Jeff" Rick, Ph.D.
> Skype ID: jochenrick
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