[squeak-dev] Is anyone else running a 64-bit image on a regular basis?

Frank Shearar frank.shearar at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 12:02:55 UTC 2014

On 16 July 2014 12:48, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 09:14:20AM +0100, Frank Shearar wrote:
>> On 16 July 2014 04:27, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
>> > I tend to switch back and forth between a variety of VMs and images (Spur, Cog,
>> > interpreter VM etc). Lately I have been doing my updates from a format 68002
>> > 64-bit image. Just curious, is anybody else out there using a 64-bit image on
>> > a regular basis and keeping it updated from the trunk development stream?
>> I'm not, and I really should, in CI. What would I need to do to set up
>> such a thing?
> I was just mostly curious if anyone else is just using a 64 bit image on a day
> to day basis.
> As far as CI jobs on build.squeak.org, we would need to install the squeakvm64
> VM on box3. I put the deb in the expected place but it is not installed.
>   /root/localdebs/squeakvm64_20131020-1_i386.deb
> Note that this deb is *only* for use on box3. If you want to run the 64-bit
> image yourself, please use the official distribution on squeakvm.org/unix.

I'd probably build the 64-bit image from source: it makes things
easier for the other build agents, which (a) aren't on box3 and (b)
aren't always Linux. He says, knowing that all non-Linux build agents
are currently off-line...

The CI build scripts behind SqueakTrunk, ExternalPackages and so on
already build 32-bit interpreter VMs from source, so extending the
process to 64 should be easy.

> The trunk image is regularly being traced to 64 bits in the CI job at
> http://build.squeak.org/job/Squeak%2064-bit%20image/ so the output of that
> job should be usable.

Ah, handy. So I could build a 64 bit Interpreter from source, and just
pull in the output of the above job as the image to use?


> Dave

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