[racket] compiling Racket to android and ios apps

From: Eric Dong (yd2dong at uwaterloo.ca)
Date: Tue Feb 24 13:54:46 EST 2015

I would actually think that a good first step would be to port the Racket
VM, so that business logic can be run in Racket. GUI would be hard of
course, but I think that for the moment being able to run a background
process written in Racket would be "enough" for me, communicating with an
Android GUI through TCP or something.

Somebody has to fix the overuse of C in the system, although I hear it's
being done. Hashtables in C are pretty ridiculous, especially since pure
Racket libraries like https://github.com/97jaz/hamt are just as fast :/

On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:57 PM, Byron Davies <byrondavies at starshine.us>

> I'm very glad to see a resurrection of the possibility of Racket running
> on Android. Although a DrRacket development environment would be nice (with
> "appropriate" modifications for touchscreen interaction), I would be happy
> to have a runtime environment that supports the Racket GUI, starting with
> the Racket Drawing Toolkit.
> I'm part of a team developing an open-source app for teaching young kids
> reading, writing, and math.  We're competing for the Global Learning XPRIZE
> http://learning.xprize.org, which requires that entries be delivered on
> Android.  Our plan is to build on computer-based Racket, but eventually
> we'll need an Android-based Racket for deployment.
> We're a volunteer team, with amazing people (educators, techies, and
> fundraisers), but zero money as yet, and no Android experts.  For now, all
> we can offer is encouragement to the Android effort.  We would love to be
> your users.
> Byron Davies
> StarShine Academy
> Phoenix, AZ
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