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[Freedombox-discuss] Which languages should software be developed in?

On Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 11:49:38AM +0000, Matt Willsher wrote:
> On 1 March 2011 08:05, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 07:19:55PM -0800, Matt Joyce wrote:
> >> I disagree completely. ?Python's app stack is far too big and has
> >> compilation problems on many toolchains. ?You would be increasing build
> >> complexity and size. ?Which is a concern on multiple embedded targets.
> >
> > Speaking about embedded targets, what's the idea about Android
> > smartphones? Dalvik, native applications, preferably? Some
> > ssh and apt-get would be sure nice.
> The target for the Freedom Box is a plug device. These have
> 800Mhz/1.2Ghz ARM processors and 512MB of RAM and at least 512MB

Yes, you're describing a low-end Android phone here. 

> storage. While I'm sure freedom could be achieved with an embedded
> device and for some use cases would be a preferable platform that
> isn't one the stated goals of this project.

The only problem I see is Android specifics, which won't
play nice with the Debian toolchain.

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