[squeak-dev] Re: New macintosh vm builder & maintainer: Esteban
David T. Lewis
lewis at mail.msen.com
Mon Nov 22 23:54:47 UTC 2010
On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 08:22:30PM -0300, Esteban Lorenzano wrote:
> Thank you all for all your best wishes... I know, John work will be
> really hard to match, but he wants to pass the responsibility, and I
> accepted because he promise to guide me for awhile, until I can build
> the mac vm's... Of course, I have A LOT of things to learn, before been
> a good builder, but I'll do my best, so, please, be kind... it will
> take time, until the role is fullfilled in a satisfactory way :)
> Now, for the coming work, I thought on what would be the first steps...
> these are my ideas:
> 1) Create a hudson configuration for the vms, so it can be built
> automatically. Of course, there are two problems here:
> a) we need a good test batery, and the vm has not. To solve this, I
> think the pharo tests will ne a good "starting vm suite": If the tests
> succed, we can hope the vm "more or less" works.
> b) we need a mac hudson server. Maybe pharo guys can help here, but I
> 1.1) Infraestructure: we need a place were publish new built vms
> (John's place does not have sense any more)... do you know a place. I
> suppose squeakvm.org is a good place, but maybe not. Any idea?
> 2) 4.x series are obsolete, I will focus my work on keep up-to-date 5.x
> series. Merge with cog is very important here :)
> Also, I want to work with Eliot on his vmmaker code generation changes,
> but this will take more time as the code generation insights are triky.
> 3) Keep the vm working with new changes introduced by apple. Next year
> will be Lion, and before that, the new app. store...
> So, I think I have a lot of work to begin... please let me know if
> there are important things I'm missing.
> NOTE: As I'm learning, please, when you commit something in VMMaker who
> needs a special mac treatment, make a comment so I can know it...
> otherwise the change can be lost in the limbo...
> And, finally, I want to say we are all going to miss you John, and I
> more than anybody!
> pd: btw... I will need write permission on squeakvm.org... do you know
> who I need to ask for?
Ian Piumarta maintains the squeakvm.org site and will give you whatever
access you need. You can write to him directly at piumarta at speakeasy.net
(and I cc'ed him on this note).
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