[Vm-dev] Running Alien on Windows

Torsten Bergmann astares at gmx.de
Tue Apr 20 17:24:00 UTC 2010

Bouraqadi Noury wrote on pharo-dev
>We have trouble running alien on Windows. Starting from a clean pharo  
>1.0 image and the latest VM,

Would not work out of the box with the VM since it requires 
VM changes. Marco ported them from Newspeak 
and made them available [1]. Tests went green and 
he is sucessfully using Alien on Windows. But it is not yet
in the official Squeak VM (which is 4.0.2.).

There is also an issue for pharo [2] and an issue for 
VM developers [3] to follow progress. 

So the code is there and is ready for integration.
Andreas asked for the license [4], Marco answered
that code was from Newspeak [5].

After that we got a good response from John McIntosh
on the license issue [6] which should be OK now.
(Dont know, I'm not a lawyer)

After I asked Andreas again he answered that it is not 
highest priority for him which I understood since
Squeak 4.1 was in preparation. See last response
regarding this [7]

Dont know what should be the next steps to get Alien
into the Win32-VM code base. Maybe Andreas could tell
you more.

As a workaround you could use the source provided 
by Marco to build your own unofficial VM - however
you would have to reintegrate anytime Andreas makes
a new release...


[1] http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/vm-dev/2010-March/003983.html
[2] http://code.google.com/p/pharo/issues/detail?id=1360
[3] http://bugs.squeak.org/view.php?id=7475
[4] http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/vm-dev/2010-March/004034.html
[5] http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/vm-dev/2010-March/004037.html
[6] http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/vm-dev/2010-March/004054.html
[7] http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/vm-dev/2010-

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