interesting library:

Aaron J Reichow reic0024 at
Mon Apr 7 23:11:07 UTC 2003

I'm not entirely sure of the essence/question of your post, but I just
thought I'd let you know that there is an SDL port to Squeak.  I've never
used it, and I'm not sure how performance is, but if you are interested in
a Squeak VM which uses it, you may want to work from what has already been

There has already been done to port Squeak to the generic Linux FB as


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On Mon, 7 Apr 2003, Alan Grimes wrote:

> Hello,
> 	In this post I will cover a number of issues relating to my efforts to
> get squeak running in linear framebuffer mode.
> 1. Major setback: it seems that linux is horribly lacking in support for
> actual hardware. =(((( This is not a squeak issue so I will ignore it in
> all future postings with the working assumption that the problem is
> already resolved...
> 2. Being a novice VM h4x0r, I rely heavily on the masters.
> Unfortunately, the primary developer of the unix branch of squeak has
> been MIA for nearly a month now. =( I would urge the maintainers to give
> someone else responsibility for the port for the forseeable futrue. [I
> would do it but I lack the skill, at present...]
> 3. In studying the framebuffer and looking at software that uses it, I
> have found a very interesting library which seems to do alot of the
> low-level work a framebuffer driver would need to do. (see link in
> subject line). It would also seem that this system could be used on many
> of the ports, even bringing BeOS up to date. Notably, it seems to
> provide some measure of a thread library which would be very useful in
> my interest in paralellizing the interpriter. Oppinions?
> Thanx...
> --
> Having never read a manual, it takes less effort to hack something
> togeather with than it does with C++ and five books.

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