[gsoc] Fwd: GoSC project idea

From: Anselm R Garbe <garbeam_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 11:28:01 +0000

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From: Anselm R Garbe <garbeam_AT_gmail.com>
Date: 2009/3/14
Subject: Re: GoSC project idea
To: Manan Shah <manan008_AT_gmail.com>

Hi Manan,

first of all, the development of mobile applications involves an SDK
such as the Android SDK that usually contains an emulator so that the
development can be done on the desktop, which is also more feasible as
a development environment.

Compiling and developing software on a mobile directly would only work
for very small things, due to the limitations in memory and space.
Also the CPUs are very slow compared to desktops running emulators
which makes compilation at least a very slow progress.

We are more interested in mobile applications in the are of the UI, eg
the Android UI, to improve it with our concepts found in our projects
software, such as replacing the Android desktop altogether with
dynamic tagging and perhaps replacing the Android WM with concepts
found in dwm. Also, we'd like to be inclined about a 9P server on the
Android phone which exports the Android filesystem to a 9P client so
that the phone's filesystem can be easily mounted.

Speaking from a Java perspective regarding your idea -- Android is
J2SE compliant so there is really no point in developing Java programs
on the phone.

Does this help you in understanding our perspective?

Kind regards,

2009/3/14 Manan Shah <manan008_AT_gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> My name is Manan Shah. I wish to participate in GoSC 2009 and I am inclined
> towards working on developing mobile applications for JAVA enabled phones. I
> could think of a few applications that I might be able to develop and I
> would like to share one of those views with you.
> One of the application that I could think of involve development of an IDE
> to allow compilation and execution of C, C++ or JAVA codes directly from
> phone. The reason for developing IDE is to allow students like me to
> directly develop applications for their mobiles, through their mobiles,
> without relying heavily on use of various SDK available today.
> I would like to know whether this project is feasible to implement or not.
> If yes, how should I go about with beginning its development. However if you
> feel the project suggested is not feasible to implement then I would like to
> receive a few ideas for mobile applications that can be implemented.
> Thanking you.
> Kind Regards
> Manan Shah
> (manan008_AT_gmail.com)

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