[Vm-dev] Running Alien on Windows

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 17:56:51 UTC 2010

Thanks torsten for the summary

>> 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 

I read [2] but I could not get what was needed from our side

> 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...

May be I'm in a good mood but I think that andreas will do it when he got time.
I know what is losing time on a lot of tiny boring stuff that must be done.
> Bye
> T.
> [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-
> March/004103.html
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