On Dec 27, 2009, at 5:52 PM, NoiseEHC wrote: > >> Does Android not host its development tools because it doesn't run >> the >> X Window System? Since X already runs on most of the hardware that >> Android does, that wouldn't be too hard to remedy -- and would >> benefit >> the whole Android community. >> > Actually, no. The .class -> .dex compiler consumes an enormous > amount of > memory, so it is out of the question at least for now.
How much is enormous ? A laptop/tablet is likely to have more than a smartphone... > However what I do not get is why would it be good for an education > project if it would be > self hosting at all? As I see an education project's main goal is to > support creating quality educational resources (like curricula) > cheaply, > is not it? You can't deny kids the ability to create their own activities (applications, whatever) Pippy is an example of a simple way to introduce kids to activity programming in python, allowing them to easily create and share activities. I wasn't really suggesting that mobile device users recompile their entire operating system, although you can't deny that an XO-1.5 is well capable of doing so. Cheers, wad _______________________________________________ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel