Steven Lumos wrote:
> "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb / cesmail.net> writes:
>> I've been seriously considering the One Laptop Per Child Give One Get
>> One program, and it's starting to look really good at this
>> point. However, the preferred scripting language is Python, and in
>> fact the use of other languages is discouraged. Given that, I'm
>> wondering if there's a Ruby port.
> 
> I was going to say "tough luck".  Was the original 2 week limit just
> hype or what?
> 
> In any case, Ruby will be running on it soon after I receive mine.
> 
>> There is lots of other "interesting stuff under the hood." It doesn't
>> appear to have GCC built in -- I think you have to cross-develop. But
>> it has Squeak for the Smalltalk folks, Open Firmware for the Forth
>> folks, and CSound for its audio toolset. I suppose, given all that, I
>> could live with Python instead of Ruby, but I'd rather not. So
>> ... does anyone know if Ruby has been made to run on one of them?
>> Clearly it *can* be done -- the processor is an AMD Geode (MMX plus
>> 3DNow! -- Athlon equivalent).
> 
> Unless you have child-size hands, you may not enjoy typing on an OLPC.
> (Mine is for use by an actual child, though I seem to be in the
> minority in that regard.)  Just download the developer image and boot
> on whatever random PC.  In fact, I suspect that if you then
> immediately type something like "yum install ruby", you'll be
> pleasantly surprised.
> 
> Steve
> 
> 

Interesting. I just got confirmation that I'll be receiving mine. I 
wonder if the developer image will run under VMware Fusion?



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