[Pharo-project] happy new year plus cogdroid news

Alain Rastoul alr.dev at free.fr
Fri Jan 6 12:45:23 EST 2012

Hi Guido,
Sure, nobody will redevelop the google stack or APIs, just interface with it.
The Pharo image have an event mechanism, and IMHO it should be possible to make some interface to Andoid APIs.
If i'm correct the Nexus is a phone, not a tablet ?

  "Guido Stepken" <gstepken at googlemail.com> a écrit dans le message de news: CANXOX8-4-XPfvjChy8VR9Q_kO7MGeZ7rO4YzRAna28a6iZR3EA at mail.gmail.com...

  With Android 4.0 the complete design has changed a lot. Icons have become scalable, have direct path to different service  daemons, written in C++, Java, Linux increasingly becomes an "event machine" reacting on streams coming over BlueTooth, Wifi, Wimax, USBGPS, GSM, SMS, UMTS, HSPA+, LTE, informing apps, starting processes.

  A few thousand man-years have been invested by Google already, no chance *ever* for any team to keep up with.

  Android 4.0 is a free advertising platform on handy. I am using 4.0.x on Nexus for a few days now and am really surprised. I only get AD popups fullscreen from the OS (not within the browser) what i have been searching for on different platforms in the browser or having discussed via mail, twitter, facebook ... Google seems to collect information directly from my virtual   keyboard (i have agreed to this explicitly, so please no paranoia!).

  Times have changed. You are no longer free to choose your programming language.

  Have fun, Guido Stepken

  Am 06.01.2012 06:40 schrieb "Ben Coman" <btc at openinworld.com>:

    Stéphane Ducasse wrote:

      Thanks dimity what you are doing is cool.
      Marcus we should buy an android device or get one: Olivier has one I think.


    Smalltalk on Android is going to be fantastic - and possibly a killer app. 
    Which device will you get?  In theory it wouldn't matter but in practice it might.  I have been considering getting an Android phone and my choice may be influenced by yours.  I might even consider donating some small $ amount if the chosen phone aligns with my interests.  Some random thoughts (which ended up with a lot of links, so pick and choose your fancy)...

    Over christmas the "Samsung Galaxy S II"  [1] appears to have been popular with work colleagues here in Western Australia. 
    Consider getting a Jenkins build going with an Android emulator.  [2]

    Consider basing first efforts on top of CyanogenMod [3] - which may be attractive to early adopters to expand the compatibility base [3a] by minimising to difference in manufacturer stack customisations.   I personally would use CyanogenMod in any case this to increase performance by eliminating carrier installed bloatware and spyware like Carrier IQ [3b].

    Have you seen the Kickstarter funding site [4] [4a] ?  Some examples [4b] [4c]. 
    [1] http://www.digitaltrends.com/cell-phone-reviews/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-att-review/
    [2] https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Android+Emulator+Plugin
    [3] http://www.cyanogenmod.com/
    [3a] http://www.cyanogenmod.com/devices
    [3b] https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/12/carrier-iq-architecture
    [4] http://www.kickstarter.com/start
    [4a] http://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/kickstarter%20basics#WhatIsKick
    [4b]  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1541803748/punk-mathematics?play=1&ref=search
    [4c] http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1992078142/building-the-open-source-bussard-fusion-reactor?ref=live

    (sorry for the many links)
    cheers, Ben

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