[Vm-dev] Re: [squeak-dev] Mac VM build (was: [ANN] FunZqueak 4.6 alpha for try)

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Thu Sep 18 00:35:30 UTC 2014


Brilliant! This is very good news indeed.

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 06:38:23PM -0500, Javier Diaz-Reinoso wrote:
> This is a status report, I successfully compile the VM; the only problem was
> in src/plugins/ the directories for InternetConfigPlugin/ and MacMenubarPlugin/
> was not present, I copied from platforms/iOS/, I am not sure if that is a
> problem with VMMaker.

That sounds right, copying from platforms/iOS should be good.

I think this was my mistake. I have been generating the sources for trunk/src
from a unix platform, and I did not know that I needed to generate InternetConfigPlugin
and MacMenubarPlugin. I will try to fix this.

> I tested in the Mac mini PowerPC and a iMac intel and work correctly with a
> Squeak 4.1 image, the report from Smalltalk listBuiltinModules gives 35 plugins,
> the same as the original.
> As an external plugin I copied the TestOSAPlugin.bundle and tested Applescript ok.

That is great. The VM that you built should work with the latest Squeak trunk
images, and it should work with images that were saved from a Cog VM. It should
also be able to run older Squeak 3.8 images and Etoys images.

As soon as you are ready, I would like to make your updated VM available to
everyone. We should be able to serve it from squeakvm.org, and I will try to
get access for you as soon as possible.

If you do not mind joining another mailing list, it would be good to have
you on the vm-dev list:


@Edgar De Cleene: I think that this new VM will help with your FunSqueak
image so that it can run on an older Mac.

@Ian Piumarta: When you return I would like to arrange for squeakvm.org access
for Javier. I would also like to clean up some broken links on squeakvm.org/mac
and make Javier's update of the Carbon VM available from that page.


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