DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator

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Re: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator

Post by tycho » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:21 pm

It's maybe not too bad, but the final apk was about 11 MB, and my own library was less than 1 MB. Here are the libs I linked with (April 2018):
3,636,180 libQt5Core.so
2,639,036 libQt5Gui.so
746,756 libQt5Network.so
2,041,916 libQt5Qml.so
2,284,196 libQt5Quick.so
I havent used Flutter myself, but I think it is easier to make it more barebone, you don't need to drag in a big framework/ toolkit like Qt. That said, Qt Quick/Qml is probably more mature now and will also work well for you.
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Re: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator

Post by Thomas Okken » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:52 pm

Sad and/or amusing facts: adding 10 MB would make Free42 about three times as large as it is now, or about 10 times as large as before the Intel library. Also, the combined sizes of the icons and skins in the current iOS version are larger than Byron Foster's whole 42s app (which is pre-Intel-lib).

And yet, even at 16 MB, a Qt-based Free42 would still be among the smallest 1/3 of apps on my iPhone.

I've been watching computer videos on YouTube lately — some about modern gear, but mostly about old stuff, 8-Bit Guy, Adrian's Digital Basement, that sort of thing — and just the other day, I was marveling at how excited I was back in 1986, when I added an HD20 to my Macintosh. That's a 20 MB hard disk. :D

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Re: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator

Post by Walter » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:13 am

Thomas Okken wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:52 pm
... I was marveling at how excited I was back in 1986, when I added an HD20 to my Macintosh. That's a 20 MB hard disk. :D
I remember when I bought the first PC for my family, also with a 20MB HDD. At that time I could not imagine that we would ever fill this volume. Those were the times ... then came hungry operating systems and digital fotography.
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Re: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator

Post by mezoganet » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:39 pm

Walter wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:13 am
Thomas Okken wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:52 pm
... I was marveling at how excited I was back in 1986, when I added an HD20 to my Macintosh. That's a 20 MB hard disk. :D
I remember when I bought the first PC for my family, also with a 20MB HDD. At that time I could not imagine that we would ever fill this volume. Those were the times ... then came hungry operating systems and digital fotography.
More than photos storage, imagine when you dive into machine Learning...

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Re: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator

Post by Geoff Quickfall » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:54 am

In 1984 the lab where I was doing MSc had funds for an IBM PC clone. So we made one and installed two 5MB hard drives. Had the largest hard drive capability around! An Intel 8086 with a monochrome amber Amdek display and a dot matrix printer.

I used the 41CX and HPIL to do the data storage and number crunching and the PC for, i think, the first iteration of dungeons and dragons.

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Re: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator

Post by pcscote » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:39 pm

Geoff Quickfall wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:54 am
I used the 41CX and HPIL to do the data storage and number crunching and the PC for, i think, the first iteration of dungeons and dragons.
That gives the machines their true places, the HP-41CX for real work and the PC for gaming! :D :lol:
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