[NTLK] Einstein on iOS

Matthias Melcher mm at matthiasm.com
Sun Feb 14 01:13:25 PST 2021

Hmm, the github page https://github.com/pguyot/Einstein contains the 
original code by Paul Guyot. I have not touched the master branch much 
in the last years. The master branch also contains the (still?) working 
iOS code from eleven years ago. It was last touched by Steven Frank 
maybe six years ago.

My code (serial port, PCMCIA code, cross platform user interface based 
on FLTK, new Android code) is in a branch named "matt2020".

I have tried to keep the branches in sync, and I have moved changes that 
others made in "master" over to "matt2020" when it was feasible. That 
means that my code probably no longer works at all on iOS, but the 
original iOS code, that you may get to run again, is quite different to 
my branch of Einstein.

Sorry about that. Branching is never a good solution. iOS has changed so 
much over the years. My original port was done with minimal knowledge, 
and after Apple rejected Einstein from the Store, I never looked into 
iOS development again.

It would be really cool to get Einstein on iOS working again though!

On 2/12/2021 11:05 PM, Perley Mears wrote:
> Some input on Matthias code on iOS. The code base is the same, with stuff
> to accommodate the various platforms. I have successfully pulled down
> Matthias code from github and compiled it for iOS, though when I actually
> run it on my iPhone it hangs booting Einstein, and I haven't had time to
> look into it. I'm happy to help or work with whomever wants to keep an iOS
> Einstein on par with the other platforms. And if I get time to looking into
> the hang, I will likely have some questions for Matthias. :-)
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> Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 09:40:17 -0700
> From: Mark Kuberski <berskyboy at gmail.com>
> To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net
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> Hi Matthias
> Absolutely BEERS on me, if we ever can meet each other!
> On your point of the iOS Development.  Is someone else keeping up that
> development?  If no one is doing it, I could learn it.  What language is
> it?  Xcode? Swift?  Would the code you are using work with the iOS
> development?  For example, if I took your code, could I tweak it for iOS
> development?  I would have thought the development for Mac OS would be the
> same or similar to iOS, in that you would use the Xcode environment.
> So having said all that, I?m interested in taking an attempt at making
> PCMICA cards available in iOS (iPad and iPhone), but I will NEED you help!
> The beers just keep pilling up ;)
> Let me know where I should start? maybe even starting with some tutorials
> to familiarize myself around Xcode.
> Thanks
> Mark
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>> My next question is, will you port this PCMCIA functionality to all
> Einsteins, ie) over to the iOS Einstein?
> It will work on MacOS, Windows, and Linux for sure (give it a week or
> two). It will eventually work on Android (that will be probably 3 months
> away). I can't give you an ETA for iOS. I am not maintaining that
> version. Technically, it's of course possible.
>> Thanks so much for all that you do in all things Einstein!! I wish we
> could give you a tip somehow, a coffee, beer, etc? I think I?m up to owing
> you a case of beer by now!
> Sound great. Let's a have a beer at the next physical User Meeting ;-)
>    - Matthias
> Perley Mears
> perley at mears.us
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