[squeak-dev] old school 4.5 and is cog now the standard VM for Squeak 4.5 all-in-one?

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Mon Apr 14 11:22:19 UTC 2014

On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 09:28:13PM -0700, Lawson English wrote:
> So, the question is: how does one create the old school Squeak 
> distribution of source/image/chages files + a VM application?
> There's no documentation for that on the new website that I can find, 
> and while I'm pretty sure I can sorta tease things apart in the Mac 
> all-in-one and combine them properly in a folder, I'd prefer a 
> standardized way to do it that I can point people to.
> Also, is it true that Squeak 4.5 all-in-one is now using the Cog VMs? Is 
> that standard on all platforms, and is it the stack interpreter or the 
> accelerated version? How does one make sure that the fastest version is 
> being used, BTW?

The Squeak 4.5 all-in-one provides Cog VMs.

The usual range of VMs is provided on squeakvm.org, including pointers
to the Cog VMs used in the all-in-one.

You are right, the squeak.org website should have some sort of explanation
of how to find the traditional image + VM installation. The all-in-one is
a very convenient way to provide a download for new users, but I do not
actually use it myself and I suspect that I am not alone in that regard.


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