[Vm-dev] My gotchas, when building win32 vm

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 15:45:39 UTC 2010


If you read the squeak-dev, i decided to build VM from the latest
sources available.
After few problems caused by changes in the trunk image, i finally was
able to load VMMaker and started building.

I followed instructions precisely (found in platforms/win32/docs):
- copied contents of  plaftorms/win32/build into <my own dir>
- set VMMaker output path to <my own dir>/src

- run from command line:
cd  <my own dir>

Here, the problems i ran into:

- OSProcess plugin for win32, seems like paths is not set correctly.

gcc -o ../.././obj/Win32OSProcessPlugin/Win32OSProcessPlugin.o -g
-mpentium -mwindows -fomit-frame-pointer -funroll-loops
-fschedule-insns2 -O2 -I. -Ic:/dx7sdk/include -I../.././src/vm
-I../../../platforms/Win32/vm -I../../../platforms/Cross/vm

FilePlugin.h: No such file or directory
SocketPlugin.h: No such file or directory

(i excluded it from build)

then, while linking:

- FT2Plugin (internal):  many undefined references to freetype library symbols
- FT2Plugin (external):  had to clean up a previously built .obj files
which left from my attempt of building internal plugin,  in order to
build .dll correctly

- QuicktimePlugin(internal): undefined references to  stQuicktimeXXXXX symbols.
(I remember that i had never ever got chances to make it working on my
win32 build. So i just excluded it from build).

Finally i having the built VM and two dlls: for FFI and freetype.  :)

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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