Squeak on Handheld Linux
Last updated at 8:17 am UTC on 20 October 2007
This page is devoted to the various options of running Squeak on a handheld Linux platform or PDA, such a the Compaq iPaq running Familiar or the Sharp Zaurus Linux PDA (SL-5xxx). However none of the solutions below is fundamentally restricted to handheld devices.
This page is only concerned with the virtual machine (VM). For the more general story, see Squeak on Handhelds.
For information specific to the Maemo platform used on Nokia Internet Tablets see Squeak on Maemo.
Five ways to get the Squeak VM running on a Linux handheld
The five options compared (subjectively)
- The X11 version is probably the most stable, but probably also the largest resource hog.
- The Qtopia version works on the Japanese models and hopefully works on other Qtopia platforms with very little modification.
- The Qtopia port coexists with the Qtopia environment, unlike all other options here.
- The X11, Qtopia, and the DirectFB version has precompiled binaries for immediate deployment on the Zaurus.