[squeak-dev] Including build instructions for the VM in the online help?

H. Hirzel hannes.hirzel at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 19:06:27 UTC 2018

I understand that the proposal is to generate the build instructions
("build instruction assistant") based on the particular VM running the
image on a particular OS.

I.e. if I am on a Linux 32 bit system I get the build instructions for
my particular system.

I do not need to read through difficult to understand wiki pages and
maybe deal description inaccuracies and maybe even have and copy/paste

+1 for this proposal

It might be a loadable package though through SqueakMap. But then
referenced and introduced in the help system.


On 10/31/18, tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org> wrote:
>> On 2018-10-31, at 11:47 AM, Eliot Miranda <eliot.miranda at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>     someone just asked for build instructions for the VM.  It strikes me
>> that it would be useful to include this in the VM General tab of the About
>> Squeak tool.  But we'd have to parse the VM to find out if it was an
>> opensalltalk VM, PyPy VM, Graal VM, SqueakJS VM, Interpreter VM etc.  Are
>> the other VM builders interested in adding info for their VMs?  If we go
>> this route we could also put a pointer to the About Squeak tool in the
>> Help tool.
> Perhaps simpler would be a brief paragraph and a pointer to a swiki page
> where the reader can learn about the variety of possible VMs and further
> pages for each one? Less to put in the image, easier to update out of band
> etc etc.
> tim
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