[Pharo-project] CogDroid Beta Test builds

Milan Mimica milan.mimica at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 22:32:49 CET 2012


I love it!

On 9 January 2012 05:06, Dimitry Golubovsky <golubovsky at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> As CogDroid has undergone more testing on both ARM and x86 platforms,
> I am pleased to announce that CogDroid is now Beta.
>
> I have made two testing builds available:
>
>
> http://www.golubovsky.org/userdirs/golubovsky/CogDroid-beta/CogDroid-debug.apk
> for ARM, and
>
> http://www.golubovsky.org/userdirs/golubovsky/CogDroid-beta/CogDroid86-debug.apk
> for x86.
>
> This is a temporary location. Hopefully my request for Jenkins account
> will be granted, and I will be able to set up automatic build jobs for
> CogDroid.
>
> What has been added/changed since the latest Alpha releases:
>
> 1. The core VM Java and native code has been separated into a library.
> Cog-based applications may be built on top of the library. The beta
> versions mentioned in this message are generic builds whose code
> extends the base activity class adding nothing to its functionality.
> The beta APK have different Java package names from alpha releases.
>
> 2. A VM primitive has been added to read text from Android clipboard.
> In order to use this primitive, In order to use this primitive, the
> package
>
> http://source.squeak.org/VMMaker/Android-Base-golubovsky.21.mcz (or newer)
>
> has to be installed from the following repo:
>
> http://source.squeak.org/VMMaker/
>
> 3. Locale support has been added. Android NDK does not provide locale
> support as traditional C programs would expect, so the "stock"
> UnixLocalePlugin does not work. The Android replacement retrieves
> locale information from Java runtime by making several JNI calls at
> the moment of plugin initialization. CogDroid does not see changes in
> locale if Android language/country settings are changed, until
> restarted.
>
> 4. Keyboard support has been improved: in both architectures Ctrl and
> Alt modifiers should work, however I can not test it for ARM as I do
> not have a tablet with keyboard. Keyboard modifiers work in x86.
>
> Thanks.
>
> --
> Dimitry Golubovsky
>
> Anywhere on the Web
>
>


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