Mythical small kernel images?

Alejandro F. Reimondo aleReimondo at
Tue Feb 11 00:14:42 UTC 2003

> Can you describe how you built them?

I have built them creating a child environment inside a running Squeak
(compiling in an internal environment) and placing only the methods
requiered to run.
Then a tracer, like SystemTracer has been used to write a minimal image
(only with methods required to run).

The main idea is part of a study on in-image virtual environment gestation
for the generation and nutrition of lighweight clients from parent object

An initial paper can be reached at
 ( sorry but it is written in spanish... you can translate it using
 translation  facilities of google [search for "engendrando un
smalltalk" ] )


----- Original Message -----
From: "Avi Bryant" <avi at>
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Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: Mythical small kernel images?

> On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Alejandro F. Reimondo wrote:
> > You can also build images with even smaller footprint
> >  using and alternative like the SystemTracer.
> > Here I attach two images in binary format that
> >  can work on win* machines (use FFI during runtime)
> >  one of  62kb and the other of 120kb
> > They are runtime only, like java programs...
> > Ale.
> Can you describe how you built them?

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