[Vm-dev] building Cog

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 01:08:39 UTC 2011

On 11 July 2011 03:25, John McIntosh <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com> wrote:
> Igor, I am reminded that about 8 years back building the Mac VM took
> about 20 steps. That I found was about 19 steps too long for an
> "average" user to follow.
> No disrespect to the folks attempt to build this, but when you have 20
> steps then there is just too much chance for a human to fail or for
> the other third parties to
> throw cold water on you.
> Unfortunately solving this can take a while, I'm sure I struggled for
> a month or more refactoring the process into a more simple number of
> steps.
> So at each point ask youself what can go wrong, and why do I need to
> have something manual here? Should there just be a sole command to do
> it all?
Look, there are only 4 steps for installing mingw on windows

And JJ Stevens refers to step 5.. so i really don't have any clue what
he's doing.

As for simplifying even more.. One could package everything in big fat
archive and make it downloadable.
But then it is not 'from scratch' , it will be 'from fat archive'. :)

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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