[Vm-dev] Tim's New Compiled Method format
tapplek at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 07:15:23 UTC 2008
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 09:27:45AM +1300, Michael van der Gulik wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 7:06 AM, Matthew Fulmer <tapplek at gmail.com> wrote:
> While talking to Craig about spoon, I learned that Tim made a
> new Compiled Method format using normal objects, and (I think) a
> VM that ran it. I tried searching for it and came up with:
> New Compiled Method Format and 3.0 Image
> Version 4
> I have been discussing what would go into Squeak 4 since we now
> need to create such a system, due to the urgency of the license
> situation, and I am now leaning toward Spoon rather than
> KernelImage as a basis for Squeak4, after learning the magnitude
> of the relicense effort on Monday.
> Tell us about the magnitude of this relicense effort... is it
> unachievable? Would we spend less time on the relicensing if we "just did
> it" using vanilla 3.10, or would it be less time in total to include this
> refactoring first and then do the relicensing?
Currently, August 2008 is looking like a reasonable release
time. For details, see
We have 2 months or so in which no relicensing work can happen
(in Plan B), and that time could be spent getting a VM bug-fix
into the image.
> Personally, I will eventually (1-2 years maybe?) need a refactored and
> tidied up CompiledMethod format for my own project, so I have a vested
> interest in this.
Matthew Fulmer -- http://mtfulmer.wordpress.com/
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