Some tedium is about to ensue, but you can run a CMake project directly in WSL2 from Visual Studio.

The plan is to do normal development like this on WSL, then try deploying to a local virtual Linux, and then to a Linode.

So unused to this 😬

So far I was unable to make a proper iOS project but I think have enough pointers.

1. conan cross-compilation
2. lipo fat binaries
3. somehow set up with cmake -G Xcode
4. include into premade iOS project
5. ???
6. profit

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OK, you can actually remove the GLib requirement from harfbuzz through conanfile.txt options.

But you have to find it manually in the Python recipe :)

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Me: finding perfect tools for the job and then never using them.

Cambridge Z88 desktop emulator from cambridgez88.jira.com/wiki/

Cambridge Z88 is an interesting machine announced within days of my birthday (which makes it especially interesting).

"The C++ compiler is not able to compile a simple test program." 😢

Perhaps, unsurprising, considering habits are literally neuron growth inside your brain.

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@ajroach42 Haha yes, exactly my thoughts. I have a few ESP32 lying around from work that I meant to start experimenting with.

I'll keep you posted if I do make any progress :)

@ajroach42 Yeah, I figured pretty much the same (did some search for suitable parts).

For the SoC, I'd think it would be enough to pick something very dumb (not the GHz-scale multicore ones).

I was thinking something embedded with e.g. FreeRTOS. That would require custom software, but it's worth it.

Display interfaces... yeah.

That's why I'm saying "low-key," I certainly don't have many *specific* answers on how to do something like that. But still thinking about it.

@ajroach42 I'm low-key thinking of *building* something like this instead, considering systems like this are so hard to procure.

Small case, 60-70% mechanical low-rise keyboard, low-power SoC, e-ink or low-power TFT...

In theory it's only 5 parts connected together: power, keyboard, screen, the SoC and maybe some I/O.

A man can dream.

@ajroach42 Thanks! It sounds just perfect for my use case (mostly writing, 100% offline).

Very tempted to try and get one :)

@ajroach42 That is completely bonkers 😆

Is it because of the increased capacity of the modern batteries? I read that it was originally supposed to run for 10 hours on a set AAs.

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