[Pharo-project] happy new year plus cogdroid news

Guido Stepken gstepken at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 6 15:59:50 CET 2012


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

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

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/<http://www.digitaltrends.com/cell-phone-reviews/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-att-review/>
> [2] https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/**display/JENKINS/Android+**
> Emulator+Plugin<https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Android+Emulator+Plugin>
> [3] http://www.cyanogenmod.com/
> [3a] http://www.cyanogenmod.com/**devices<http://www.cyanogenmod.com/devices>
> [3b] https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/**2011/12/carrier-iq-**architecture<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/12/carrier-iq-architecture>
> [4] http://www.kickstarter.com/**start <http://www.kickstarter.com/start>
> [4a] http://www.kickstarter.com/**help/faq/kickstarter%20basics#**
> WhatIsKick<http://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/kickstarter%20basics#WhatIsKick>
> [4b]  http://www.kickstarter.com/**projects/1541803748/punk-**
> mathematics?play=1&ref=search<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<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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