[NTLK] Minor tweaks to iEinstein UI
Laurence W Brown
lwb at mac.com
Thu Nov 20 20:34:32 EST 2014
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> On Nov 20, 2014, at 17:31, Jake Bordens <jake at allaboutjake.com> wrote:
> Hi Everyone.
> I have been playing with Einstein for a few days, and I wanted to post
> some of the updates I've made for consideration.
> Specific changes:
> - Build files for XCode6 with the target iOS version set for iOS8.
> - Updated to use Storyboards instead of XIBs for the interface, with a
> little tweaking to the view hierarchy. (This makes some additional
> chrome, popovers, menus, easier in the future)
> - Fix for rotation. You still have to manually tell NewtonOS to rotate,
> but it then scales appropriately. You can then rotate your iOS device to
> match, and it will re-scale to fill the screen.
> - A few new screen resolutions in the settings for iPhone 5/6/6+
> - A splash screen (just a black screen that says 'Einstein' but is needed
> to tell iOS that the new iPhone 6 resolutions are supported)
> Sadly, nothing to the actual emulator. I'm not versed enough in the low
> level details of the Newton hardware and software to make any inroads
> there. I really look forward to the day that new simulation techniques
> improve the performance to more usable levels (or iOS hardware
> single-threaded performance advances to the point where the emulation is
> fast enough!)
> You can find the changes in GitHub:
> The XCode6 file has a new target called "iEinstein (Storyboards)" that
> will build all the new changes. I tried to use #ifdefs around the
> storyboard code so it should still build with the old XIBs using the
> other target.
> These changes came out of some tests I was doing with the Adonit Jot
> Script stylus. The Jot is a fine-tipped capacitive stylus with bluetooth
> that has palm rejection. I got mixed results. It did work, but I think
> the emulator was taking up too much of the processor on my iPad 3, and
> hence it was dropping strokes and such.
> If anyone has any feedback, let me know.
> Anyhow, your mileage may vary. Enjoy.
> (formerly Jake from the Newton Underground, aka Jake the author of NUDrop
> and NewtonIM)
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