[Etoys] OLPC (e-toys) + Croquet

Alex Asimakopoulos asimak at csd.auth.gr
Sun Dec 23 05:34:07 EST 2007

OK if we forget the OpenGl thing..
if Croquet people release a 2d version of Croquet.. i think there is a 
project called Tin Lizzie, that uses 2d graphics...
how easy it is , to install a croquet imge, like etoyz image into sugar? 
like a separate activity...

i read that e-toys image has a little sugar glue code, ..
what can i do to run croquet image inside sugar, or inside e-toys?

Thanx in advance..
with regards,
 Alex Asimakopoulos

O/H Jeffrey Kesselman ??????:
> Alex,
> Im new at the OLPC but i know enough about graphics to comfortably
> answer your question.
> The problem is a lot more fundamental then just a missing library.
> OpenGL, the way it is used today,  is an interface to 3D rendering
> hardware.  To my knowledge OLPC has no such hardware inside it.  It
> has basic 2D graphics only.
> While it is *possible* to do OpenGl in software, such "sioftware
> drivers" are very processor intensive and the OLPC is designed to be
> inexpensive to build and run a long time on a charge-- both of these
> mean that it has to have a much less powerful processor then today's
> laptops or desktops.
> The short version of this is simple that the OLPC isn't capable of 3D
> rendering.  And thats the sum total.
> Now, if you were to write a new 2D graphics engine that used the
> croquet protocol, that might be doable.  Maybe.
> On Dec 21, 2007 5:30 PM, Alex Asimakopoulos <asimak at csd.auth.gr> wrote:
>> Hello,  i am currently studying on Croquet platform and OLPC-XO laptop.
>> I would like to ask you , if there is a way for Croquet and OLPC-XO (or
>> e-toys activity inside it) to be together.
>> Both Croquet and OLPC activity "e-toys" rely on Squeak VM, but in etoys'
>> Squeak VM there is NO OpenGL 3D Graphics Support. [it is a parameter in
>> Squeak.ini file].
>> Could it be imported into  e-toys such a big project like Croquet?
>> is there any way of doing this? Sharing the same VM..
>> Or by creating a separate activity, like e-toys image and importing it
>> into Sugar?
>> i am asking this because the base platform is Squeak Vm and there must
>> be some way of the two platforms integrate into one.
>> hope i am not confusing you...
>> thanx in advance for your answers...
>> with regards,
>> Alex Asimakopoulos
>> Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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