[Vm-dev] VMMaker[Tool] considered harmful
bert at freudenbergs.de
Mon Mar 29 11:28:54 UTC 2010
On 28.03.2010, at 22:30, Andreas Raab wrote:
> Folks -
> This is probably not the best time to raise this issue but I've been increasingly unhappy about VMMaker over time (ask Eliot :-) From my perspective VMMaker is now a tool that gets more in your way than it helps. I'd like to make to make it *much* simpler. Here's what I think VMMaker ought to do:
> * Translate a set of classes into C code in a specific directory.
> Period. No fuzzing with second-guessing of absence or presence of platform or support directories, no upfront-decisions about what plugins to build internally vs. externally, no guessing about the layout of the files in a particular port, no copying files between unrelated directories.
In fact, this would be a nice step towards actually generating the sources using a headless image while building the VM ...
- Bert -
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