[squeak-dev] Where is there a working Squeak VM?

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 04:57:16 UTC 2010

Excellent, thanks for setting me straight.  From squeak.org, I had
gone to the "download" link in my search for the VM.  I hadn't noticed
the Links section with Squeak VM section.

My only suggestion would be that we try to co-locate all of the files
necessary for a running system, whether that be
http://squeak.org/Download/ under the heading "Virtual Machine", or
under "Latest Development" (which would be from the ftp.squeak.org
site) or squeakvm.org.

Thanks again,  Chris

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 10:37 AM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 11:26:12PM -0700, Ken G. Brown wrote:
>> At 11:36 PM -0600 2/24/10, Chris Muller apparently wrote:
>> >Is there a downloadable _Squeak_ VM that can run the latest trunk
>> >image?  If so, where I can download it?
>> This looks like it: <http://www.squeakvm.org/win32/>
>> Accessed from <http://www.squeak.org/> -> Links->SqueakVM.
> Right. Note also that www.squeakvm.org always has the latest VM
> distributions, as well as links to the source code respository
> (Subversion) for the VM, and information on 64 bit VMs and images.
> It does lack links to John's MAC VMs, I guess that needs to be
> fixed.
>> >I'm out of town, using my old (Windows) computer with only the old
>> >Squeak VM installed.  I needed to boot up a recent closures Squeak
>> >image but of course I couldn't.
>> >
>> >So I found myself going out to the _Pharo_ download page to download a
>> >VM to run Squeak.  I then had to rename the Windows executable from
>> >pharo.exe to squeak.exe since that's how my file-associations are set
>> >up.  Oh, and the Pharo splash page is used unless you take care to
>> >keep the old splash bmp.
> As far as I know, there is no difference between a "Pharo VM" and
> a "Squeak VM" aside from the packaging and the inclusion of the
> FreeType plugin for Pharo. There is also interest in supporting
> the Alien FFI for Pharo, so whenever that gets sorted out for the
> unix platforms, we'll presumably want to include it in future
> Squeak VMs.
>> >Frankly, this is all seriously cheesey.  Please, if we haven't
>> >already, can we make available a separately downloadable VM for
>> >*Squeak*.  I would even suggest that we make it downloadable from
>> >squeak.org.  Who is in charge of this?
> It sounds like we need clearer links from squeak.org to the relevant
> VM pages. We have a Squeak 4.0 release right around the corner, and
> that's probably the right time to do the updates.
> Dave

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