Last updated at 2:25 pm UTC on 16 January 2006
26-30 October, Anaheim, California
As usual Squeakers will show up in the wild at OOPSLA - probably one of the best places in the world to watch them in action. :-)
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I looked at their site but couldn't see any info yet. On the other hand there is always a spontaneous Camp Smalltalk at OOPSLA. :-)
From tpr - We took over a number of tables in the upper hallway and had some fun. Attendance was well down for the con generally and I imagine the fires discouraged more than a few people from attending. No Craig, no Eliot etc. Someone pointed out that the LA basin could have been a good place to film the Vale Of Mordor scenes for LOTR 3. Lots of smoke, bad air (even worse than normal for LA) and the sun a red smudge in the sky. Network access was amusing - many of us were able to tunnel through the 'security' on the con.centre's firewall to at least get email. Some even got web access for a while.
Current plan is as proposed by Dan Ingalls:
"I think we have a tradition of doing it just after supper (ie 7:30-ish) the night before the "social event", unless it conflicts with something else we like. I therefore propose 7:30pm on Tuesday, just for purposes of discussion."
[Mon am] We just got a large room (202B) reserved, with data projector. - DI
Squeak BOF notes
[Please correct my brief notes. dgc]
Douglas Way presiding
About 40 in attendance
7:40 PM - 10:00 PM
Dan Ingalls & Michael Rueger
- Squeak PC - mostly OS-less - minimal Linux
- Approaching the old vision of a Squeak only machine
- Intended for remote access weather station
- Low Power, no fan (for lower speed cpus, fan needed for >800MHz)
- aprox. $200 - $300 USD (See www.solarpc.com)
- 533 to 1000 mhz. depending on cost.
- VIA CPU
- boots and runs from Compact Flash as "disk" with IDE adaptor
- all major I/O ports
- Constraints with Connectors
- Uses Balloon 2D for antialiasing of lines etc
- TrueType Glyph Editor
- Tool Bars
- Genie - App specific gestures.
- utterly wonderful to see in use. Way more exciting than the M$ supplied demos.
- These were examples of his art as a performance artist.
- Natural Language Game
- Parses any man made syntax
- Link sound to Syntax
- Constraint System
- He demonstrated animated 2D cartoon characters that dance to music. Animation was done by connecting drawn morphs of head, torso, forearms, and lower legs and then connecting them with constraint lines. The lines stretched and bounced back like rubber bands. The midi music parameters gave the limbs direction and speed.[dgc]
- Documentation at Yamamiya.pdf
- Web site Swiki with code: http://www.languagegame.org:8080/ggame/11
- Link to sound pitch/vol/etc.
- Demo of Apple Script
- Full Squeak Serial Port Control in OSX & Unix
- DVD control
- by calling AppleScript
- -> Shells for calling libraries seemed generally accepted by Squeak community present.
- Alpha version might be ready by end of year.
- Game Controller for steering 3D object!!
Julian Fitzell and Andrew Catton
- Seaside/UBC CV Application
- Versioning / CVS
- Replace file-in / out
- Various Repositories / History of Restores / What was Changed
- Future: Automatic graphs, more buttons, sending messages to code, load Monticello in itself
- No preload/postload. Need to handle init param better.
- Another use of Monticello: Version control of Morphic Menus
- I18n (Internationalization)
- m17n (Multinationalisation)
- Kyoto project / A.L.A.N.-K. project / Kyoto conference
- Several popular books written. Exploding in popularity in Japan.
- There was a TV show featured Alan Kay in Apr. 2002. It portlays Alan teaching the UES kids about the computing, interleaved story of the personal computing history, and the kids using Squeak to make their own games/projects. It fueled up the awareness of Squeak in Japan – Yoshiki.
- [We also need a mechanism for cycling in Japanese updates. dgc]
- Squeak running on Sharp Zarus
Photos of Squeak BOF 2003 Speakers
- Traits Browser
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