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Re: Iphone

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Iphone
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 01:36:33 -0300

I still remember the time that I developed LilyPond on a 486/133 with
24 mb of RAM... those were the days...

Seriously, it should be possible, with some aggressive tuning of the
GUILE GC collector, but why bother?

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 8:03 PM, Matthias Kilian<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 10:32:49PM +0000, Phil Allred wrote:
>> Could lilypond be packaged up for the iPhone? Has anyone explored this?
> I may be wrong, but doesn't the iPhone use a CPU similar to that
> of a Sharp Zaurus CL3200 or some of the cheap Thecus storage devices,
> i.e.  some ARM/xscale processor running at 400 -- 600 MHz without
> an FPU? If I'm not wrong, I won't expect much fun from running
> LilyPond on the iPhone. It's really dead-slow the other machines I
> mentioned.
> Another problem may be the memory footprint. I don't know how much
> RAM an iPhone has, but on the Zaurus (with 64MB RAM) I can only
> render very simple and small tunes. More complex stuff (like the
> bach/busoni chaconne i still didn't finish) uses too much memory.
> However, if an iPhone comes with several hundred MB of RAM, the
> only bottleneck would be the CPU performance.
> Ciao,
>        Kili
> --
>>> Programme, die mit "k" anfangen benutze ich nicht ;-)
>> Und was machst Du, wenn Du mal einem Prozess ein Signal schicken willst?
> Dann nimmt er den Gnome-Ableger "gill" (aus Sachsen?).
>                -- Martin Bucher, Matthias Kilian & Ralf Döblitz in der LUG-BS
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