[squeak-dev] [Vm-dev] [ANN] OpenSmalltalk VM 2022 released (tag 202205110711)
JuanVuletich at zoho.com
Wed May 18 12:39:52 UTC 2022
Thanks Marcel, Eliot, everyone involved. This is great news!
On 5/11/2022 7:03 AM, Marcel Taeumel wrote:
> Hi all!
> We just released the next version of the OpenSmalltalk VM.
> Please find the binaries here:
> (see VMMaker.oscog-mt.3184 and update.oscog-mt.6.mcm)
> That version will be used in the upcoming Squeak 6.0 and also updated
> bundles for Squeak 5.3. And probably in upcoming Cuis releases. :-)
> Here is an attempt of a change log (since 2020):
> - Adds ARMv8/Aarch64/ARM64 JIT incl. support for Apple M1
> - Adds "fast C primitives" via #FastCPrimitiveFlag
> - Adds support for catching exceptions in FFI callouts
> - Adds #primitiveScreenScaleFactor (for DPI-aware images)
> - Adds primitives 568 and 578 complementing 88 (primitiveSuspend)
> - Adds #primitiveMultipleBytecodeSetsActive to update image format for
> - Adds VectorEnginePlugin
> - Fixes regressions in ARMv6 support
> - Fixes performance regressions of -metal and -opengl backends on macOS
> - Fixes -core-graphics backend on macOS
> - Fixes Retina scaling on macOS, i.e., support "backing scale factor"
> - Fixes primitive 126 to fail on graphics backends w/o composition buffer
> - Fixes regressions in vm-display-fbdev on Linux
> - Fixes time sync (e.g., for DST) on Windows
> - Fixes UDP binding on Windows
> I am sure that I forgot something especially in plugin code. Please
> expand on this.
> BIG THANKS to everybody who has worked on this release! Personally, I
> would like
> to thank Eliot, who is a great software architect who keeps on making
> the OSVM
> faster with every commit. Thank you!
> Marcel (on behalf of the OSVM core dev team)
Just updated the Cuis install instructions with the updated links.
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