[Vm-dev] Running Alien on Windows
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 . 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  and an issue for
VM developers  to follow progress.
So the code is there and is ready for integration.
Andreas asked for the license , Marco answered
that code was from Newspeak .
After that we got a good response from John McIntosh
on the license issue  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 
Dont know what should be the next steps to get Alien
into the Win32-VM code base. Maybe Andreas could tell
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...
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