[Vm-dev] Platforms Layout?

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Apr 12 17:29:50 UTC 2011

On 12.04.2011, at 19:20, Stefan Marr wrote:
> Bye the way, in the unix folder, the vm-display* and vm-sound* things, are those plugins?

They are parts of the VM that are dynamically loaded. In that sense they are plugins, but not like the other plugins (which are properly called Squeak modules, but everyone uses the term "plugins").

Instead, they provide alternative implementations for basic VM functionality like display and sound output. Those need to be loaded dynamically depending on the user's system.

> Do they related somehow to plugins, or is that really something that belongs where it is currently?

In contrast to "regular" plugins they do not implement primitives.

- Bert -

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