[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Sugar Digest 2009-06-15
lucian.branescu at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 17:49:44 EDT 2009
2009/6/15 NoiseEHC <NoiseEHC at freemail.hu>:
>> My major concern against porting to Android is that Java is a horrible
>> language, even with the nice Android libs. Google have said that they
>> will add more languages, though.
> Yes, java sucks. IMHO it does not matter though since mostly activities consists of <1000 lines of code.
>> A more long term solution would be using PyPy, since it has
>> significantly lower memory usage and better optimisation prospects.
>> Switching to PyBank for bindings should also help.
> Or retargeting Python to the DEX format.
There is a project doing a bit of that, http://code.google.com/p/jythonroid/
Jython just got a new compiler though, it should be possible to retarget it.
Google seems to love Python, maybe they will help? Perhaps OLPC could
get them to at least say whether they're working on it?
> The real deal is that Android will be pushed by all the carriers and ARM vendors. In my humble opinion it will be the dominant phone OS in the future with even more hardware support (just try out the Android SDK, it is multi platform with an emulator). Jumping to this massive smartbook bandwagon could push the OLPC idea further without any hardware development.
> If you did not see the video then the current plan is to sell those smartbooks for 0$ via G3 phone carrier subsidy. It can became a HUGE market.
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