Posted by James | Posted in Dart, Nerd News | Posted on 21-12-2011
Last night I spent 2 hours building the Dart Virtual Machine (VM) for my mac OS Lion 10.7.2. There is a great wiki that you can follow for all the steps but here are the issues that I ran into:
1. I ran into an issues since I was running xcode 4.2 so I had to change the build.py script to add an “-sdk” option; I followed this posting to solve the problem but had to change it to “macosx10.7″ not “macosx10.6″.
2. I got an unsupported GCC error; using this posting I was to get by this error. Make sure you use the find command since there are 100s of GCC_VERSION entries in the file. Additionally, you might have to change the “-i” option in the sed command to an “-ie”.
Presto your build should now complete successful. Now go to your dart editor – preferences and set the Dart VM. NOTE: your dart VM is located in your build directory /xcodebuild/Debug_x64/dart
Posted by James | Posted in Nerd News | Posted on 07-12-2011
Google’s Chromium OS is a lightweight, lightning-fast operating system that is safe, secure, and easy to use. It uses apps instead of programs, keeping each in a “security sandbox” to provide additional safety, stores all your data in the cloud for convenience and easy access, and is stripped of every “unnecessary process” possible.
After getting Chromium OS on a 4 gb thumb drive and using it I thought so now what? How can I use Chrome OS? The first thing that I thought of was … well nothing! However, as I mediated on this through the day and now late at night it came to me; what about those old laptops? My only concerns now will be does vanilla or lime have the required drivers needed to support them.
Stay tuned as I dig out a few old laptops and boot them up!