[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Sugar as a Mac Ap?

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Jun 14 07:58:20 EDT 2012

On 2012-06-14, at 12:54, Peter Robinson wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 5:42 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So the question is: is there a Linux/Gnome VM for the iPad? iPhone? iWhatever?
> No because Apply explicitly doesn't allow other languages so we can't
> run python which means we need some form of python -> objective-C
> compiler or similar to be able to run it on those sort of devices.

Not true. Not since 2010 anyway. You can now code iOS apps in any language you want. There are apps in the Apple App Store written in Squeak, and Lua, and I guess many other languages. E.g. here is a Python environment:


There are of course other reasons why you wouldn't get Sugar into the app store (see e.g. my message from yesterday). But the programming language is no problem.

- Bert -

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