[Vm-dev] New Window VM (Closures, FT2Plugin, Large Cursors)
nsuslovi at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 14:13:03 UTC 2009
And is there a change set to make the current Croquet 1.0.18.image (3.8
based) closure ready also?
On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de> wrote:
> Folks -
> Since I was in VM building mode today I figured I might as well make a new
> Squeak VM. There is some interesting new stuff in it:
> * Closure support. This VM is based on VMMaker-dtl.116 meaning it includes
> support for the closure bytecodes. I have verified it by both running a Qwaq
> image on this VM and and a converted closure image on our Stack VM (this is
> useful since the Stack VM will die a horrible death something goes wrong in
> the process). It worked fine both ways which means that I no longer need to
> switch VMs (yay! ;-)
> * Experimental large cursor support. Try the following for fun (but don't
> do it in an image you care about):
> cursor := Cursor extent: 128 at 128 depth: 32.
> cursor offset: -64 at -64.
> cursor getCanvas
> fillOval: cursor boundingBox color: (Color white alpha:
> frameOval: cursor boundingBox width: 4 color: Color red;
> line: 62 at 64 to: 66 at 64 width: 1 color: Color blue;
> line: 64 at 62 to: 64 at 66 width: 1 color: Color blue.
> Cursor classPool at: #NormalCursor put: cursor.
> This changes your normal cursor to be a 128x128 pixels large, translucent
> * FT2Plugin. The build includes an external FT2Plugin that has no
> dependencies on extra DLLs.
> The downloads are in the usual places:
> A closure image (for those interested):
> Note that I consider this an "alpha" version since there is a goodly bit of
> new and untested stuff in it. I'm in particular interested in finding people
> to test large cursor support and the FT2Plugin.
> Feedback is highly welcome.
> - Andreas
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