[Vm-dev] VM packaging for Cog transition

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Mon Nov 8 03:55:35 UTC 2010

On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 07:29:56PM -0800, Andreas Raab wrote:
> On 11/7/2010 12:27 PM, David T. Lewis wrote:
> >The above is just my $.02 to get the discussion started. What do others 
> >think?
> I don't really have any skin in the game since this is a Unix specific 
> issue (i.e., the "squeakvm" dependency) that doesn't really apply on Mac 
> or Windows. That said, I'll add my $.02 by saying that in our Linux 
> production systems we do exactly what you were proposing, i.e., we have 
> fallback VMs installed side-by-side with the latest and symlink the 
> desired VM. That makes it very easy to switch the default *and* allows 
> you to be explicit where you want to (i.e., by executing from the 
> linked-to location).

Well that is Bert's suggestion exactly, and it is consistent with John's
point of view as well, so it sounds like this is the right thing to do.


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