[Vm-dev] Re: Mac + Cog - mouse clicks

John M McIntosh johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Fri Dec 24 03:11:14 UTC 2010


So it has come to pass. Steve Jobs, the polo-necked Apple chief, described this week by US president Barack Obama as the “epitome of the American dream”, is the Financial Times’ Person of the Year.


{I would not be surprised if you can view that, it's all about $$$}

And you too can pay the fee... 

Seriously tho I think the industry is moving towards signing binaries. A little known fact is that I PGP signed binaries for years now, look for the Squeak VM Opt.sig which is a PGP signature for the binary, people are welcome to confirm the binary they have is actually signed by me...  I've viewed that as a security measure.  Never signed plugins, just too much hassle. 

On 2010-12-23, at 7:01 PM, Igor Stasenko wrote:

> On 24 December 2010 03:55, John M McIntosh
> <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com> wrote:
>> Well the community needs to start thinking about the cost associated with supporting the VM building.
>> Not only will in the future you need a $99 license to sign os-x VMs, the intel compiler just produces better code.
>> This might change over time with LLVM, but right now the LLVM compile won't create a VM. This perhaps is a step UP from
>> the past where LLVM would produce a VM that crashes, or is it?
>> But the entry cost of reporting a bug is the $99 license.  Oh well MAYBE one can do it for free, but good luck with that...
> yeah and this feels a bit alienating..
> "For privilege to work with us, and develop under our superb system,
> you must pay the ransom".. Something wrong with these guys..
> but enough of that.
>> On 2010-12-23, at 6:51 PM, Igor Stasenko wrote:
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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