[Vm-dev] Re: [Pharo-project] NativeBoost VM's

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 23:49:46 UTC 2012

On 5 March 2012 22:26, Eliot Miranda <eliot.miranda at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Igor,
> On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 1:04 PM, Igor Stasenko <siguctua at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 4 March 2012 22:46, Jan van de Sandt <jvdsandt at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > On the Pharo Jenkins server [1] there is a recent build of a VM with
>> > NativeBoost support for the Mac. But the Unix version is six months old and
>> > there is no Windows version.
>> The Unix one was not built because i forgot to set the upstream project, :)
>> so build doesn't triggers when everything else builds.
>> The Windows one, i was built manually on my machine, because we were lacking
>> windows slave for jenkins.
>> You can download windows VM from nativeboost project downloads page:
>> http://code.google.com/p/nativeboost/downloads/list
>> I'm not happy with VM i built (Cog + NativeBoost Win32 Binaries (7 Feb, 2012) ).
>> I built the threaded VM, and besides the warning which pops up every
>> time you launch it,
>> i had couple crashes when simply loading MC packages.
>> I am still not sure what happens, and need to investigate, because the
>> other VM i built recently
>> on another windows machine (by installing everything from scratch)
>> behaves quite stable.
> I would definitely treat the threaded VM as experimental for now.  It is in development (stalled due to lack of time), bleeding edge and very much not ready for prime time. I used to use it regularly on Mac but then it started locking up.  I plan to get back to it this year sometime, but right now it is "use at your own risk" and not something to inflict on the unwitting.

I know the status, Eliot. But also, i know that we need to give it a try.
A community should help in developing it and testing..  You should not
stand alone vs all dragons.

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko.

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