[Vm-dev] Re: Robot VM options

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Tue Dec 18 00:35:27 UTC 2007


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Try googling "squeaknos" or "embedded squeak" which will lead you to e.g:


Try reading "Squeak, Open Personal Computing and Multimedia" by Guzdial,
Rose, et al. This includes chapters by some of the Squeak VM gurus that
should help, especially part two, "Squeak for the Systems Programmer".


Note that the VM building tools have progressed quite a bit since that
book was written, but the information in that book remains valid and well
worth reading.

Creating a Squeak VM for some arbitrary target hardware might be
a bit off the main path for what you are trying to do, but there are
certainly people with the talent and interest to handle that sort of
thing in the Squeak community.


On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 04:13:55PM -0800, Robert F. Scheer wrote:
> I've tossed the idea of Squeak out to the Portland Area Robotics Society
> group list and the response is building up (although a bit sluggish).
> One question that immediately arose was whether Squeak is limited to the
> "Big 3" OS's or is there a VM for other embedded processors maybe
> without OS's.  
> The Swiki says Squeak VM's are supported for Mac, MS, RISC and flavors
> of UNIX.
> I remember reading somewhere that a student implemented a VM on a native
> uP as a Summer project.
> Has there been much VM development on embedded uP's.
> Is there any work on a Squeak OS on any platform?
> Thanks for the support!
> - Robert

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