[vm-dev] How to run InterpreterSimulator?

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Thu Apr 23 13:50:22 UTC 2009

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 10:25:22AM -0300, Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:
> David T. Lewis wrote:
> > That said, I don't think anyone is actively working on it right now,
> > at least not from the point of view of making the simulator work
> > across a range of image versions and VM versions.
> It seems that Aik-Siong Koh is trying to load a 3.10.2 image into a
> simulator running inside the same 3.10.2 image and so doesn't care about
> other combinations. Usually, the more recent the simulated image the
> more complicated it is to make things work since it demands more
> features from the simulated VM than an older image would.
> Here are four bug fixes that are probably relevant for getting the
> simulator to understand 3.10.2:
> http://bugs.squeak.org/view.php?id=6555
> Previously I had just tried loading them all, but that didn't work and a
> quick look shows that they are not compatible with each other.
> My plan is to attack this problem (probably over the weekend) and
> develop a script that will load all needed components and fixes so that
> the simulator running inside Squeak 3.10.2 will work with the most
> recent image possible (I will aim for 3.10.2 but might have to settle
> for something older than that - the script will have comments on which
> image to get).


Thanks, that's great to hear!

I see also that Aik-Siong Koh has opened a Mantis entry "0007341: How to
run InterpreterSimulator?" at http://bugs.squeak.org/view.php?id=7341.
You can probably treat this is a parent issue.


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