[Vm-dev] Strongtalk VM for Squeak?

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Fri Sep 15 22:43:35 UTC 2006

I think a project like this would need some champion. Having a 
Strongtalk VM would be wonderful but it's likely to be a lot of work and 
if I look around I don't see a lot of people with spare time at their 

   - Andreas

David Griswold wrote:
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> Hi Squeak VMers,
> I would like to start a dialog about the possiblity of joining forces, 
> perhaps with the goal of producing a version of the Strongtalk VM for 
> Squeak. 
> Our problem over here is that the release of the VM source isn't very 
> well timed, since no one from the original Strongtalk team has the time 
> or inclination to support a full-blown open source effort to get the 
> whole Strongtalk system finished and usable as a separate version of 
> Smalltalk.   It may turn out that Gilad Bracha can get some Sun funding 
> to get a few VM engineers going on it, but that is speculation at this 
> point. 
> Personally, I just want to follow the fastest path to getting an 
> open-source Smalltalk with this VM technology out there.   If there is 
> enough interest from Squeak VM-land,  I would prefer to refocus energy 
> from the Strongtalk community towards helping get Squeak up and running 
> on our VM, porting it, etc.
> What is the thinking in Squeak-land about this?
> Cheers,
> Dave

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