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Re: [Chicken-users] Chicken works great on Debian noroot on android - an
Jörg F. Wittenberger
Re: [Chicken-users] Chicken works great on Debian noroot on android - any suggestions for best path for graphics?
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:28:55 +0200
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Am 25.07.2015 um 09:46 schrieb Matt Welland:
> For any android users who haven't tried it you might like Debian no root.
Ah, interesting a thing. I did not know about it.
But where to get a device with Android 5?
(Actually I'm confused. I lived in the untested believe that the
graphics under Android is not based on X. So how can this work at all?)
> It seems pretty solid on my note 4. The default chicken on debian, 188.8.131.52
> seems to work great. I'm looking at my options for doing some graphical
> stuff. So far this is what I've seen:
> ezxdisp - doesn't work due to missing font. I wasn't able to figure out
> which package to install.
> cairo + sdl - after installing dependencies the eggs install but
> test-cairo.scm errors out with "Error: unbound variable: foreign-code.
> iup - as I recall isn't worth trying due to issues with trampoline code on
This assessment is surprising to me. Maybe I did not yet run into the
For a couple of days I've been trying this out. On debian/ARM.
Just yesterday I discovered a severe bug in the iup egg (and reported to
Thomas Chust in private mail). This sure needs to be fixed. There is
also an issue with the integration into the i/o polling. (I sent a
related question to the iup list just minutes ago.)
But otherwise is seems to work quite well.
> Are there any other options worth trying or does anyone know the fixes to
> the problems I ran into?
> Thanks in advance.