[Pharo-dev] VM for Athens Graphics

Henrik Johansen henrik.s.johansen at veloxit.no
Wed Oct 23 10:04:07 EDT 2013

On Oct 23, 2013, at 1:52 , Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr> wrote:

> On Oct 22, 2013, at 7:37 PM, Igor Stasenko <siguctua at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For the ipad , best would be to implement a quartz backend for athens.
>> As a temporary solution we could try to compile cairo library for it, but i am not expert in iOS
>> to say if it can be done without much fuss.
>> Also, since iOS is famous for banning any applications which using generated code,
>> that means it should be done by writing a VM plugin and then adopting new primitives to
>> work with Athens API.
> Igor it also means that we should find a way to get nativeboost wroking on iPad (probably by generating a "DLL" from NB).

There's another reason why Igor said a plugin backend would be the easier way, if you were to use NB, you'd also first need to implement AsmJit for ARM, as well as an ARM version of the entire NB FFI machinery , which would be large efforts in and of themselves. 

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