[Pharo-project] happy new year plus cogdroid news
alr.dev at free.fr
Thu Jan 5 19:58:36 EST 2012
> Some code for keyboard support has been written since, but maybe it
> was not included in the pre-generated apks. Once I add more features,
> I'll release another apk. And sources (on gitorious) are always there
> for those wanting to mess with Android build tools ;)
I didn't downloaded the NDK yet, just the SDK but I will get hands on it
And if yu have an APK that I can download somewhere else than on the market,
I am interested
(the ALT and CTL key missing are really painful, I use the blue/yellow
button emulation but it is not cool)
> It would be nice if a smaller base Pharo image could be built such
> way, so it could be embedded with VM and distributed together.
I am not sure the image size is really a problem on a tablet ?
lot of games - angry birds game (free on android market ) for example- are
about 30MB if I m right,
and the download from the market is no problem.
Are you talking of the splitting of the image because of resource size
restrictions , as mentioned by andreas in his first post ?
(BTW a small image would be good too)
> I think Android takes care of it itself: once an application is
> invisible it is suspended automatically. Or did you notice any
> performance degradation?
I clearly had the feeling that the battery is going down faster when I use
Pharo perhaps because not all Smalltalk processes are sleepng and so the vm
never sleep ?
The UI morphic process make pauses of 20 ms when there is not event , I
don't know for others processes (Timer event loop, Input events process).
I have to investigate
>> - interface to android content providers (audio, video, calendar data
> Working on it ;) In fact, there is a (partial) interface to the intent
> system, so a home screen shortcuts can be added to start CogDroid with
> given image and startup arguments. Reading from Android clipboard has
> been committed to the HEAD (but there is no support via context menu
Cool, if the clipboard vm primitives are ok, the System Clipboard class
should work ?.
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