[Vm-dev] Mac VM 5.3b1 ships
John M McIntosh
johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Mon Jan 11 08:03:15 UTC 2010
I've push the latest cocoa based 32/64bit macintel/powerpc VM 5.3b1
Various users pointed out that option-arrow key did not work, plus there was a crash due to a draw locking issue.
I spent a few hours looking into the complexity of keyboard management in Cocoa and left-overs from NeXTStep.
I likely still have more hours of testing for extended keyboards but it should now work for the enter/return, esc, delete, page up/down, and arrows keys with
the various combinations of shift, function, control, option, and apple.
The crash was related to a race condition in the os-x drawing logic. I refactored it to a more simplistic code base shared between the iPhone and OSX.
As a bonus the non-complex code is actually faster than the Carbon Drawing logic found in the 3.x/4.x series of VMs, and much faster than the previous complex/broken logic.
Look for the folder experimental/64bits in the regular places found via http://smalltalkconsulting.com/squeak.html
http://homepage.mac.com/johnmci/FileSharing.html click to experimental, 64bits , 32bitImage*64bitVM
Squeak 64-32 5.3b1.app.zip
This *beta* VM runs in 32 or 64 bit mode on macIntel, and 32bit mode on powerpc to support Squeak 32bit images.
Includes the freetype plugin, and requires os-x 10.5 or higher.
John M. McIntosh <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com> Twitter: squeaker68882
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