[NTLK] Proof of Concept: Moving data from Einstein to iOS

Paul Guyot pguyot at kallisys.net
Mon Nov 23 15:36:40 EST 2015

> Building REX from scratch is quite difficult as you need the MacOS toolchain. I have written the "mosrun" interpreter ("MacOS runtime environment") that lets you run all the Newton MPW tools on OS X (and probably any other OS, as the code is plain C++).
> I did manage to compile the network driver module for Einstein and link it into the REX, but I was not able to build a new Rex from scratch. Paul code is missing resource forks, and I don't remember if he was able to find them in 2013 when we tried all this.
> "https://github.com/MatthiasWM/dynee5/tree/master/Alienate"

I don't remember having issues with resource forks, yet I do remember using mosrun to build a new REX not so long ago (was it in 2013 ?). But I might have forgotten.

libffi definitely doesn't work on 64 bits systems : even if you could get support for iOS it is completely broken.

However, a clean way to handle what you try to achieve would be to implement an ObjC-NewtonScript bridge for iOS and MacOS X, and this would definitely replace libffi on these platforms.


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