[Seaside] macintosh carbon VM goes to legacy status.

John M McIntosh johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Sat Nov 14 02:56:02 UTC 2009

The macintosh carbon VM is going into a legacy support state.


ESUG has provided me with some funds to help build a new 32/64 bit Cocoa (intel/ppc) based Squeak VM, please don't forget to thank them for supporting the community. 

Today based on the iPhone VM tree and many more hours of effort I managed to start up a 64 bit intel based Cocoa VM using a 32bit squeak image.   

I still have a "bit" more to go in order to get the keyboard logic to correctly mimic the older carbon behaviour,  so I won't start public beta testing until the end of the month. 
And it only feels like a sea of "warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size" to work thru, but previous efforts by folks like David T Lewis has reduced that to I think 
a manageable issue. 

If you are interested in alpha testing the VM please email me privately and I'll see if I can get you a workable VM by the end of next week. 

The primary project goal is to:

Build a new cocoa based 32/64bit intel/ppc VM with an MIT license, basically from scratch, to enable the ability to use a 32bit image or 64bit image. 

Some other objectives:

To build it from scratch using the 4.2.2 VM as a reference
To ensure the xcode project can build both an OSX VM and a iPhone VM.
Port as little code from the past, excluding the Socket and basic file I/O logic. 
Other plugins address as needed. 

John M. McIntosh <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com>   Twitter:  squeaker68882
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd.  http://www.smalltalkconsulting.com

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