[Vm-dev] Re: Uploaded squeak-vm 3.11.3

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Wed Jan 27 19:18:02 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 09:41:26AM -0800, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On 26.01.2010, at 16:54, David T. Lewis wrote:
> > 
> > VMMaker is also designed to be scriptable (i.e. controllable independent
> > of the VMMakerTool interactive tool). See Tim's class comment for details.
> Maybe I didn't make myself clear :)

Sorry, my mistake.

> I know VMMaker is "scriptable" inside Squeak. What the OP was referring
> to was putting that translation step into a makefile. Which would need
> a tightly controlled setup of vm, image, and packages to work reliably.
> Which IMHO is too much trouble right now.

Agreed. On a related note, we seem to be running into problems with people
taking the existing generated sources from platforms/unix/src and doing
a configure/make on their 64 bit Linux box, resulting in a broken VM.
Their expectation that this should work is perfectly reasonable, but the
fact is that it does not; we still have too many broken plugins on 64 bits.

I'm not sure how best to prevent this problem, although possibly just
adding -m32 to the CFLAGS as a default would help (I'm not sure if this
is safe to do for all the various unices).

> Maybe we just need to come up with a satisfying answer to the question
> raised in the bug report? It seems as if just describing how this was
> generated might be sufficient.

That would certainly be the simplest solution, and if it turns out not
to be good enough, it would at least make it easier to identify what
*would* be sufficient.


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