A couple of years ago, I put a copy of a Squeak 5.2 image in V3 object
memory format on the squeakvm.org server, and I linked to it from the
project page at http://www.squeaksource.com/TrunkUpdateStreamV3. That link
has gone dead, and I think I recall someone noticing it a recently.
I still have the files, should I put them somewhere on files.squeak.org?
I was thinking of putting them under the "various_images" folder:
I also have a V3 image that is up to date with the Squeak 5.3 release,
so I could put that on line as well.
These images will run under an up-to-date interpreter VM or a Cog VM. They
may be of interest to people doing VM work, benchmarking, or as a reference
to understand the image-side differences between Spur and V3.
This is definitely useful. My only concern is if this moves trunk towards having code that supports both v3 and Spur. I don't want the complexity or the unnecessary overhead that entails. So can we please keep a series of patches to keep 5.x/6.x v3 going and not change trunk to accomodate?