[Vm-dev] RE: 64 bit Squeak

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Tue Oct 31 15:56:06 UTC 2006

On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 04:17:39PM +0100, barger wrote:
> Thanks for your quick answer...
> >The 64 bit image requires a separate VM executable, which you need
> >to build by generating sources with the "64 bit VM?" check box selected
> >in VMMaker. This VM is required in order to run an image with 64 bit
> >Smalltalk word size.
> For do this i will need to solve all the chicken-egg problem. I first need
> to run on my 64bit Linux some system with at least net support ( 32 bit
> version fail on NetNameResolver and 64 bit on incopatible image )

You can generate the 64 bit sources for this with any existing 32 bit
image and VM. If you run configure/make on a 32 bit machine, you get
a VM for 64 bit images that runs on 32 bit hardware. If you run configure/make
on a 64 bit machine, you get a VM for 64 bit imagse that runs on a 64
bit host.

Note that many plugins have not been updated for 64 bit VMs. Start with
the bare minimum (BalloonEnginePlugin, BitBltSimulation, FilePlugin,
and SocketPlugin) until you get a working VM. You can also safely
add OSProcessPlugin, XDisplayControlPlugin, and AioPlugin, but these
are not necessary to get a working VM.

> I dont want to judge someone else plan to serve images, but i know that the
> best solution is always to do as much as i can by myself. So i can offer
> 10Mbit line with ftp and http access if you will be so kind and upload it
> there - to my machine. I can run it for years and i also run seaside web so
> maybe it can be interesting in future. Now there is only hardware e-shop at
> www.barnet.sk ,but i can build it all tomorow. Please let me know if you can
> upload your 64 bit image if i will do some web support for 64 bit squeak in
> future.

Give me an ftp account and password and I'll send you a working image
within 24 hours.


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