andreas.raab at gmx.de
Fri Apr 1 08:21:41 UTC 2005
Thanks Ian! This is wonderful progress.
Ian Piumarta wrote:
> I've just released 64-bit compatible sources for 3.8, and checked-in
> both Unix and Cross changes to the TRUNK of the repository.
> To build a Unix VM from the repository, first check out the trunk as
> usual, then:
> mkdir bld
> cd bld
> ../platforms/unix/config/configure --with-src=src32
> will build a 32-bit VM. If you say
> ../platforms/unix/config/configure --with-src=src64
> instead then it will build you a 64-bit VM.
> I have tested both 32- and 64-bit VMs on PowerPC (32-bit native),
> Intel Pentium and Intel Itanium 2. All appears to work.
> Note that I have made some changes to the platforms/Cross part of the
> repository. While I tried hard to keep things as backwardly
> compatible as possible (e.g., the Unix tree happily compiles pre-3.8
> sources as-is) this might have temporarily broken the build for other
> platforms. My apologies if this is the case, OTOH it's a wonderful
> forcing function to have the maintainer of your favorite platform get
> a 64-bit VM out the door Real Soon Now.
> I've not had chance to update my usual download page to reflect the
> new 32/64 duality in the distribution, but I did have time to make
> some archives of source code, 32- and 64-bit images, and 32- and
> 64-bit VMs for the three architectures mentioned above. You can pick
> them up here:
> contains the source code, and a handy one-stop top-levelMakefile
> at which you can type 'make WIDTH=32' and 'make width=64'.
> contain 32- and 64-bit images, respectively. (Note that I had
> to condense the changes in the base 3.8g-6548 image because
> of reaching the limit on source position stamp.)
> contain 32-bit VMs precompiled for Pentium, Itanium 2 and PowerPC.
> contain 64-bit VMs precompiled for Pentium, Itanium 2 and PowerPC.
> is a directory containing everything that was used to create the
> above, relative to the base 3.8g-6548 image:
> is Tim's latest VMMaker.
> are Dan and my 64-bit changes, plus various changes Tim made to VMM
> since 3.7-5, all spiffed up and including a final couple of (nasty)
> new bugs (one original bug, and a few that crept in which merging
> VMM with the 64-bit changes) thoroughly fixed. This gets you
> enough to generate interp.c plus the three essential plugins:
> BitBlt, Ballon and File.
> is new 64-bit support for plugins using the SmartSyntax thing.
> I made SocketPlugin (which uses it) 64-bit clean to make
> sure it was working reasonably.
> With both of the above loaded you should be able to regenerate the
> src32 and src64 trees included in the source tarball (and included in
> the unix part of the repository).
> is the new SystemTracer from Anthony and Stephen, subclassed
> by Dan to make 64-bit images. This ONLY works on big-endian
> machines for now. (We know about this. Don't yell at us.)
> contain various changes to the class library that you probably
> need to have a healthy image running with 64-bit oops.
> (Tim, especially, will want to take the vm1 and vm2 changesets and file
> them into VMMaker _immediately_, before it becomes a 'moved target'
> [again]. No need to read these files: they are the changes Dan and I
> sent you, that you sent back last week with your recent VMM additions
> filed-in over the top, in which I then fixed some subtle 'merge' bugs
> that crept in during the process along with the WeakArray problem in
> primStringReplace posted to squeak-dev a couple of days ago. Trust
> me. Just hit 'install'. It's one huge chunk of goodness.)
> Ian (totally exhausted, and declaring the weekend already arrived ;-)
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