[Vm-dev] re: hacking a 3.9 VM

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Tue Oct 10 04:10:35 UTC 2006

Hi Tim -

tim Rowledge wrote:
> Well, I'm startled at the problems we seem to be having here. Obviously, 
> as I was developing various versions of VMMaker I was actually running 
> them and building VMs. Clearly, I wouldn't have deliberately released 
> something that didn't work when testing it. However, do remember that I 
> do not have a Windows machine nor a *nix machine so can't do anything 
> but rely on others to test and report back in a timely manner. IIRC, 
> Dave Lewis for example has not had problems with building *nix VMs 
> recently.

Well, it's not quite that bad. After all I was trying the downgrade to 
see where my cc1 crashes come from. I'll have to look at this more 
carefully later.

> Looking back in my history files, it is clear that VMMaker38b4 had the 
> getImageName call in it. If you use the VMMaker38b4 branch from SVN and 
> add the trivial
> char *getImageName(void) {
>     return imageName;
> }
> it *really* ought to work - obviously with your old build setup. This 
> was the last pre-64bit work version. I've got a number of emails from 
> around that date from people that were able to build a vm then, so it 
> must have been reasonably ok at some point.

Right. But it seems as if the post-64bit world is not (compile) 
compatible with the pre-64bit world which I had assumed (the differences 
in byteAt: etc). Unfortunately, to get the new build setup working with 
the old snapshots is more work than I'd like to invest right now.

   - Andreas

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