[Pharo-users] Retina support in Pharo

Alexandre Bergel alexandre.bergel at me.com
Tue May 17 16:14:28 EDT 2016


My email was _not_ about judging the community effort, but more on whether pharo work on a Retina laptop.
What happens if Pharo is launched on a retina computer?

Cheers,
Alexandre


> On May 17, 2016, at 2:47 PM, stepharo <stepharo at free.fr> wrote:
> 
> 
>> I am about to buy a new laptop. Pharo does not work with Retina display?
>> How can it be?
> Alexandre
> I'm sorry to see this email.
> We all worked like mad and Esteban did A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF WORK.
> Nearly nobody on this list really understand what is to write a new FFI framework and Esteban
> got nearly burnt by Spur and by UFFI. It was not our plan to get forced to do such tasks.
> So Esteban did not time to work on Retina support. It looks quite simple to me.
> 
> Now what all pharoers should deeply understand is that if
>    - people would not only focus on their projects (even if they are important) but
>    help with pharo issues, then core engineers would have more time for the things
>    that others cannot do. Easy no.
>    - the pharo consortium does not raise enough money we will not be able to pay
>    Esteban in the future.
> 
> So enjoy this moment because we have
>    Esteban on managing releases and all the dirty work
>    Nicolas Passerini payed by the consortium for 9 months to work on Git support
>    Pavel to work on bootstrap, bugfixes and pharo distributions
>    Christophe Demarey 60% on bootstrap and pharo package manager
>    Guillermo 60% on bootstrap and others
> 
> And this will not be forever.
> Stef
>> 
>> Alexandre
>> 
>> 
>>> On May 17, 2016, at 2:13 PM, Luis Felipe Strano Moraes <luis.strano at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I asked about this just a few days ago, here's the reply:
>>> 
>>> http://forum.world.st/Pharo-and-HiDPI-tc4894853.html
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 10:37 PM, markm <mjmzen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> 
>>> Is it possible to get Pharo (4 or 5) to run with retina support on OS X? I
>>> have tried searching for some answers, but alas could only find a handful of
>>> posts from a few years back.
>>> 
>>> Any help much appreciated!
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Mark
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --
>>> View this message in context: http://forum.world.st/Retina-support-in-Pharo-tp4895245.html
>>> Sent from the Pharo Smalltalk Users mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> Luís Felipe Strano Moraes
>>> http://www.strano.org
> 
> 

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