Mythical small kernel images?

diegogomezdeck at diegogomezdeck at
Tue Feb 11 20:45:19 UTC 2003

Hi Luciano,

You get confused by the paper "engendrando un smalltalk" (generating a
smalltalk) and the jod done to create a minimal image.

The images that Alejandro has sent to this list are images created BEFORE
the process of growing them using the parent-child process.  This process
allows you to create the image you want, with or without the mechanism
described in the paper.


Diego Gomez Deck

> Alejandro, this is very interesting.
> I remember you told me about this long time ago, and I
> still have the same doubts: How stable are the images
> produced with this process? The final image includes
> only methods that have been activated in the nurturing
> process, right? What about the methods that have not
> been activated, but that are needed later? How long do
> you have to nurture an image before it stabilizes?
> Does it stabilize at all?
> I guess at some point you would be able to generate a
> new image for the child, start a new vm and continue
> the nurturing process through the network. Are you
> doing that?
> Please try to realise this project under the Squeak-L.
> A lot of us are eager to play with it.
> Luciano.-

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