[Pharo-project] happy new year plus cogdroid news

Schwab,Wilhelm K bschwab at anest.ufl.edu
Fri Jan 6 16:22:46 EST 2012

I'm not sure about the RAM, and the battery is dead at the moment.   The screen is small, but I specifically wanted a handheld that was *not* a phone; it was a fairly big disappointment for software reasons.  I would forget my head w/o my Palm 32, but the world is changing.  As an aside, I might try an iPod touch; I just want a PDA.

I would definitely plan to develop elsewhere and copy to it.


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Subject: [Pharo-project] happy new year plus cogdroid news

Schwab,Wilhelm K wrote:

> Does an Archos 43 count as an Android device?  I bought it with plans that fell flat (the target moved, and the OS was a little disappointing).  That said, I have it and can
> help with testing.  I do not have a data plan for it, so my default usage is to copy packages to it via USB.

I think it counts, but AFAIK is has 4.3" screen, correct - sized more
like a phone? But technically you should be able to run CogDroid on it
given enough RAM is available (someone I remember tried it on a phone
with 128M RAM and that was not sufficient) 256M should be OK. If you
have wifi on the tablet you should be able to hook it up with a home
wifi router - only you need to have NAT enabled since Android browser
does not use HTTP proxy. Pharo can be configured to use a proxy though
so you can access Monticello repos also such way.

> It is hard to imagine developing on it, but I'm willing to be pleasantly surprised, and it would be nice to be able to deploy Pharo apps on hand-held devices.

You may develop on a PC and then transfer the image to the tablet. Or
load packages from Monticello repos as usual (with proxy or NAT).

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