Android, OLPC, and native hosting

NoiseEHC NoiseEHC at
Sun Dec 27 17:52:05 EST 2009

> 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. 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?

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