Mythical small kernel images?

Aaron J Reichow reic0024 at
Mon Feb 10 16:02:57 UTC 2003

While it may not be as nice as ~250k, one can make a pretty small image
using majorShrink and a little category deletion.  I'd say an MVC image
with networking could be attainable by most general Squeak programmers
that is 500k-1MB in size.  Still a lot smaller than that 9 MB JRE! :)


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On Mon, 10 Feb 2003 goran.hultgren at wrote:

> Hi all!
> A while ago around OOPSLA 2002 I think there was some talk about two
> impressive achievements - one really tiny kernel image by Dan Ingalls
> weighing in at a mere 246kb (if my memory serves) and one by Andreas
> Raab just a teeny bit larger.
> Since I just got a silly challenge from my brother to whip up a small
> networking non-UI trivial app I thought it would have been cool to both
> use a minimal image and perhaps even go to the length of making a
> minimal VM for it. :-) Why? Well, because it could be cool to demo for
> all those Java-dudes demanding a ~9Mb JRE download. :-)
> Perhaps Andreas or Dan or anyone else who knows anything could give us a
> status report?
> regards, G=F6ran

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