[Vm-dev] Re: adding external plugins to Squeak 4.2 on the Mac
craig at netjam.org
Sun Jul 17 04:31:40 UTC 2011
> > I'm adapting the Spoon remote-browsing support for Squeak 4.2. I
> > use an external plugin (Flow). On the Mac, if I build a stock 4.2 VM
> > myself and add my Flow bundle to the Resources folder, it works. If
> > I add the Flow bundle to the Resource folder of the offically-built
> > VM, it doesn't work.
> do you rename you plugin? because if i remember correctly there's a
> check that module name (compiled into a plugin) should be same as
> library file name. Otherwise VM refuses to use it.
Well, that wouldn't explain why the unmodified 4.2 VM that I built
myself works; it's the same external primitives code.
> And again, problem with loading plugins is pain in the ass. We should
> create an interface where language side could instruct VM to load
> modules explicitly with good error reporting (if plugin cannot be
Yeah, there actually is decent error-reporting code in the Mac VM,
but it requires a rather obscure flag to be set in order to run. When I
build a VM I always remove the check and force it to run all the time.
Well, I guess I need the very person who built the release VM to
tell me why it won't load my plugin (by using a debugger with access to
the source file paths mentioned in the debugging symbols). This appears
to be John McIntosh. John, would you please grab  and let me know?
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