[Vm-dev] Re: [squeak-dev] Maintainer of FFI-Package

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Sun Sep 28 13:04:59 UTC 2014

On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 11:19:30AM +0200, Nicolai Hess wrote:
> Who is the maintainer of the FFI-Package for
> Squeak and/or Pharo ?
> I especially interested in the FFI-Unix examples
>  and the state on working FFI on linux for current squeak release
> (AFAIK it does not work with "squeak all in one" 4.5)

The FFI package, including the FFI-Unix examples that you mention, is at

The primary author was Andreas Raab. Eliot Miranda is the most recent
contributor, and he is probably the most knowledgeable in this area.
Currently, the Squeak core developers (those with commit rights to Squeak
trunk) have commit rights to the FFI project, and can make updates as needed.

The FFI examples for Unix work with the old FFI plugin, which is still
present in the interpreter VM. The active development of Squeak FFI is
taking place in Cog, and I'm not sure if the old FFI examples work with
the newer plugins (which would be present in the Squeak all-in-one).
The FFI plugin in the interpreter VM (i.e. trunk VMMaker) needs to be
updated, and presumably the FFI examples may need some updates as well.


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