[Vm-dev] Re: New Win32 VM (3.9.2)

Klaus D. Witzel klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Sat Feb 3 16:19:07 UTC 2007

Hi Andreas,

have run the binary on all the tests in the OLPC(etoys)dev image: nothing  
happened that was unexpected (haven't checked failed tests before/after).

Also, running the same tests with a locally built 3.9.2 VM (gcc version  
2.95.2 19991024 (release)), nothing happened that was unexpected.

Doing this with a Squeak-dev image, all I got was an impression on how  
rotten these tests are. This is nothing which can tell before/after  
whether or not an updated VM is happy with the image (IMHO).

<ALL>Can someone from the Squeak image builder guild please recommend a  
downloadable, recent image which does not balk (syntax errors, etc) and  
does not get a very serious heart attack when performing all the in-image  
tests (panes turn red with yellow cross, information about test status is  
lost, etc). TIA.</ALL>

What's missing is a read.me in any of the top level directories of the  
.zip files, same with license information (haven't checked any  

Thanks again.


On Sat, 03 Feb 2007 04:45:27 +0100, Andreas Raab wrote:

> Hi Folks -
> Turns out that the Makefile I used had a small but in some situations  
> significant problem (which is both, hard to explain as well as to  
> debug). To avoid any possible problems I've built another VM (3.9.2)  
> that is available here:
> http://www.squeakvm.org/win32/release/SqueakVM-Win32-3.9.2-bin.zip
> http://www.squeakvm.org/win32/release/SqueakVM-Win32-3.9.2-src.zip
> Cheers,
>    - Andreas
> Andreas Raab wrote:
>> Hi Folks -
>>  I was in a VM-building mood today and took the chance to build an  
>> updated Win32 VM based on the latest VMMaker. Since it has been a while  
>> since the last update you might be a bit cautious about updating  
>> production systems (the 3.7.x series is one of the most stable releases  
>> that I've ever done) and give 3.9.1 a good workout first. There  
>> shouldn't be any major differences other than that this VM is built  
>> with the new build structure but if you find any problems, please let  
>> me know.
>>  Binaries are here:
>> http://www.squeakvm.org/win32/release/SqueakVM-Win32-3.9.1-bin.zip
>>  Sources are here:
>> http://www.squeakvm.org/win32/release/SqueakVM-Win32-3.9.1-src.zip
>>  Enjoy,
>>   - Andreas

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