[Vm-dev] Unix VM closure enabled?

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Fri Jul 17 22:40:44 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 09:55:09PM +0200, Andreas Wacknitz wrote:
> Am 17.07.2009 um 18:46 schrieb Bert Freudenberg:
> >
> >There are very few non-Linux Unix users in the Squeak community. If  
> >someone would step forward to maintain a Solaris or *BSD or whatever  
> >unixy VM binary they would be welcome. Until then, everyone who  
> >needs it compiles their
> I intend to create Solaris SPARC packages. Alas I have some problems  
> with prerequisites at the moment. Libffi-3.0.8 has
>   expected passes: 1049
>   unexpected failures: 285
>   unsupported tests: 15
> I want to find out how to reduce the amount of failures (if possible).  

I don't know if SPARC is a 64 bit platform these days (i.e. 64 bit
C pointers by default), but if so please note that the 64 bit FFI changes
have not yet been merged, see http://bugs.squeak.org/view.php?id=7237

> Of course I am also waiting for the closure changes appearing in the  
> UNIX sources...

No need to wait, all of the necessary changes are already in the VMMaker
package. There is no unix-specific code involved.


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