[squeak-dev] Squeak 6.0 | Release Planning

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Mon Apr 18 18:39:32 UTC 2022

> On 2022-04-18, at 5:58 AM, Bruce O'Neel <bruce.oneel at pckswarms.ch> wrote:
> HI all,
> There are two important OS releases this month that feed nicely into releasing Squeak 6.
> First up was Raspberry PI 32 and 64 bit on the 4 April.  
> https://www.raspberrypi.com/software/operating-systems/
> I will install both the 32 and 64 bit versions this week, but, does anyone know which version of the VM ships with the new version?  I think it would be good if the 6.0 image works correctly on the VM that ships with Raspberry PI OS as well as which ever VM version we pick also builds and works well.

Almost certainly in both cases it would be the VM I supplied with the last updates to Scratch. Which means... last April. {After much fun downloading 10Gb of .img file and finding out how to examine it on a Mac with ext4fuse which requires many fiddles to install because.. whatever} The 'Raspberry Pi OS with desktop and recommended software' package includes the VM & NuScratch. The more usual 'Raspberry Pi OS with desktop' does not.

We can certainly get the VM in the nuscratch package updated without too much effort and that will make it simple to explain.

What we *don't* have, and can't really expect in the short term is a working camera plugin for the new camera system libraries. They changed from the proprietary Broadcom support to libcamera a few months ago and so the linux related camera code will need changes. I haven't had any time to even think about the work involved - do other linux systems use it?  Do we need a split package now? Will it be friendly? See https://www.raspberrypi.com/documentation/accessories/camera.html for info.

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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