[squeak-dev] Squeak 6.0 | Release Planning

Bruce O'Neel bruce.oneel at pckswarms.ch
Thu Apr 21 15:02:24 UTC 2022


So now I have the answer to Raspberry and Squeak out of the box.

32 Bit version is installed by default.

$ squeak -version

5.0-202101191919  Wed 20 Jan 2021 08:38:27 PM PST gcc 8 [Production
Spur VM]

CoInterpreter VMMaker.oscog-eem.2936 uuid:
69233536-ece4-4ea1-b523-c28c4aa7d4c2 Jan 20 2021

StackToRegisterMappingCogit VMMaker.oscog-eem.2936 uuid:
69233536-ece4-4ea1-b523-c28c4aa7d4c2 Jan 20 2021

VM: 202101191919 tim at Diziet.local:Documents/Squeak/opensmalltalk-vm

Date: Tue Jan 19 11:19:12 2021 CommitHash: 253cbfc14

Plugins: 202101191919
tim at Diziet.local:Documents/Squeak/opensmalltalk-vm

Linux Pi-4-1-pulse 5.4.79-v7l+ #1373 SMP Mon Nov 23 13:27:40 GMT 2020
armv7l GNU/Linux

plugin path: /usr/lib/squeak/5.0-202101191919 [default:

On the 64 bit one just does not quite work.  You can apt install
squeakvm but it doesn't really work.

printf too old, using shell-quote (CPAN String::ShellQuote) instead

found gettext in /bin

This interpreter (vers. 0) cannot read image file (vers. 68021).

Press CR to quit...^C

This is with a quite recent 64 it Squeak 6 image.

The flags like -version don't do anything except tell you that there
is no image -version.



On 2022-04-18T20:39:32.000+02:00, tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org>

>>  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
> --
> tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.orghttp://www.rowledge.org/tim
> Strange OpCodes: MT: Muddle Through

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