[Vm-dev] new Cog VMs available

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 15:51:23 UTC 2011

Hi Bert,

On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 12:45 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>wrote:

> On 13.07.2011, at 22:56, Eliot Miranda wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> >     find new Cog VMs in
> http://www.mirandabanda.org/files/Cog/VM/VM.r2459/.  These have functional
> ALien callbacks.  Previous VMs had buggy code that could easily crash when
> heavily stressed, as discovered with Vassili Bykov's native Hopscotch UI in
> Newspeak on Win32.
> Hi Eliot,
> do you keep a continuous changelog somewhere for your releases? It would be
> nice to include that in the VM.
> Also, your Mac VM bundles always have the same version number which is
> somewhat inconvenient. Would be nice to splice the release version into
> Info.plist.
> While I'm in nitpicking mode: CFBundleVersion is recommended to be a simple
> integer, incremented for each bundle release - your "2459" might serve fine.
> This is not shown in the UI. The Finder shows CFBundleShortVersionString and
> the Get Info dialog shows CFBundleGetInfoString. Both of these are free-form
> as far as OS X is concerned, you can put anything you want in there.
> "Smalltalk vmVersion" includes CFBundleShortVersionString so there may be
> users expecting a certain format.
> Your current CFBundleGetInfoString has a link to a "boutique web design"
> company. I'm almost certain that's not what you wanted to put in there.

<blush>You point out some vary lazy practices on my part.  I'll see what I
can do about addressing these next week.  The Cog Newspeak VMs are still
green but essentially functional so there's perhaps a little time to
iron-out the scruffy bits.</blush>

Now, what about etoys and Cog? ;)

> In other words: Thanks for the new release ;)
> - Bert -

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