[Vm-dev] Re: [squeak-dev] [ANN] VMMaker metacello config for Squeak and Pharo

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Fri Feb 5 17:57:30 UTC 2010

Hi David -

Let's be a bit careful before jumping heads-on into the Metacello 
frenzy. I don't mind if people choose to use Metacello to load VMMaker 
but it shouldn't be the only option. Myself for example, I use 
customarily a variety of images, none of which support or are supported 
by Metacello. It would not be good if we require Metacello to load VMMaker.

   - Andreas

David T. Lewis wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 04:55:34PM +0100, Torsten Bergmann wrote:
>> Hi, (crosspost vm-dev, squeak-dev, pharo-dev)
>> with more and more Metacello configurations for various well known Squeak and Pharo
>> packages appearing in the metacello repository [1] I thought it would be a good 
>> idea to have one for VMMaker. It is based on a description by David (see [2])
>> and maybe he is able to help me keeping it maintained.
>> Since Metacello is Smalltalk independent and therefore able to handle differences 
>> between the deployment systems the new 'ConfigurationOfVMMaker' includes two platform
>> spec's - one for #pharo and one #squeak. (Pharo has FreeType preinstalled, and 
>> Squeak not).
> Wonderful! Thank you so much for doing this.
> I guess this means it's time for me to learn how to use Metacello ;-)
> Dave

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