[squeak-dev] Re: Separate TeaTime (was Re: Re: Teleplace is hiring...)

Matthew Fulmer tapplek at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 19:30:04 UTC 2011

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 11:23:57AM -0700, Andreas Raab wrote:
> On 3/17/2011 10:59, Lawson English wrote:
> > The biggest holdup for getting these things into the Squeak trunk is
> > simply getting Cobalt itself into the Squeak trunk so it can run on VM
> > 4.2. If anyone wants to help Matt with THAT project, I'm pretty sure he
> > will be happy for the assist.
> What do you need help with?

The holdup is the VM's actually:

- Recent Cog VM's crash on startup from OpenGL/FFI
- Windows interpreter VM crashes on startup from JPEGPlugin
- Unix interpreter VM has broken MPEGPlugin
- Mac VM hasn't been extensively tested; John's latest may work,
  but Esteban's is missing plugins

Old Cog VM's (2316) almost work, but:
- Windows VM is missing SoundPlugin
- At least on windows, the router sockets timeout after they've
  been running for 30 minutes or so

There is very little that needs doing image-side; I've already
done that part. Since we have a zero-regression policy for the
official Cobalt releases, we can't release until we have working
VM's. None of us are VM devs, and we have plenty to work on
while we wait, so we're just waiting for the VM guys right now.

Matthew Fulmer (a.k.a. Tapple)

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