XO-1.75 -> Flash, Java?

Alan Eliasen eliasen at mindspring.com
Wed Apr 13 21:16:17 EDT 2011

On 04/13/2011 05:47 PM, Carlos Nazareno wrote:
> Will Flash Flash Player & Java SE (not JavaME) run on the XO-1.75, it
> being non-x86?

   You may look into trying to get "Java SE For Embedded" working.  It
supposedly supports ARM architectures, but that's all I know about it.


   I did some work on getting Java to work correctly on my XO-1.0 and
added the information that I discovered to the Wiki:


   The biggest problems were that the Java distribution available from
Yum didn't pull in the fonts that its font configuration file actually
used (making everything show up in an odd italic font,) and some
problems with the display not being repainted properly on rotate.

   I considered it also a serious problem that the then-shipping
configurations of the OLPC completely lacked fonts with glyphs for many
languages (e.g. there were no fonts with Chinese or Japanese characters)
so these languages could not be rendered in any application on the OLPC,
including in the browser. This should probably be considered to be a bug
in a supposedly-internationalized platform, and affects language
learning, or even seeing what another language looks like.

  Alan Eliasen
  eliasen at mindspring.com

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