VMMaker build for WinCE

Alejandro F. Reimondo aleReimondo at smalltalking.net
Sun Jun 13 23:07:12 UTC 2004

Hi Tim,

Yes, the "clean out" button is the cause of deleting the files.
The addition of a warning/question previous to deletion can be sufficient.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Rowledge" <tim at sumeru.stanford.edu>
To: <squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2004 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: VMMaker build for WinCE

> "Alejandro F. Reimondo" <aleReimondo at smalltalking.net> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > VMMaker has recently deleted (without asking) all my files
> >  and work of the last two weeks of port of Sq3.6.2
> >  under PocketPC2003. :-(
> This is very bad - I'm sorry it happened to you. Consider it as another
> reminder to find ways to do backups.
> It absolutely should not have been possible; the only deleting that
> VMMAker does is when you press the 'clean out' button. That is supposed
> to delete the 'src' tree, ie the code that VMMaker itself generates.
> The exception to this is for windows, where it deosn't delete anything
> because of the directory structure Andreas wanted to use; VMMaker
> generates code in the same place as the platorms/win32 tree, apparently
> something to do with the windows make tool being unable to nicely
> handle the more common tree used by everyone else. So, VMMaker doesn't
> delete anything when working on windows - at least it shouldn't. See
> the implementations of VMMaker>delete* for details.
> If you can make time, please try to make up a junk platform tree (just
> grab whatever from Sourceforge is probably simplest) and see what
> happens when you use the 'clean out' button. If it is actually wiping
> files from the platorms tree then something odd is going on that we need
> to fix.
> tim
> --
> Tim Rowledge, tim at sumeru.stanford.edu, http://sumeru.stanford.edu/tim
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