[Vm-dev] [HowTo] Compile CogVM for Windows 7 using MinGW/MSYS

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Wed Oct 9 21:29:37 UTC 2013

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 1:06 AM, Tobias Pape <Das.Linux at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi Stephane
> Am 26.09.2013 um 09:05 schrieb stephane ducasse <
> stephane.ducasse at gmail.com>:
> >
> > I do not understand what your objectives are.
> This mail just wanted to list
> the different ways to build a VM that are currently
> used to make everyone aware of what other parties
> do.
>   The starting point was that, from simply starting off
> the squeakvm site, it was a bit tricky to get to
> compile a VM for on your own. And hence Marcel provided this
> short tutorial.
>  Eliot just wants to build the Cog VM in a way he has not
> to put too much effort into learning the build environment
> (did I understand you the right way, Eliot?).

Exactly.  I want to be able to spend time being productive, not
fighting/learning/changing build environments.

> > Our objective was to offer to the community an automatically build set
> of vms that do not require
> > to be a guru to compile.
> And you achieved that! :)
> > If people want to use our jenkins farm they simply can (just ask for an
> account and this is it).
> Thank you for that great offer!
> > We will continue improving it and use it to control the complexity. We
> are working on building a benchmark server.
> > Now if people prefer to do it manually, they also can, we just do not
> want.
> Understandable. There are always some small thing you just want to change,
> and that is the point where one might want to compile manually. For
> example, in Marcel's case, he just needed a Windows VM that has no
> memory-cap of 512 MB, and he just wanted to compile a Cog VM with
> more Memory. Setting up an automated build for this small task
> seems overkill to me.
>   However, in most other cases, continuous integration is clearly the
> way to go!
> Best
>         -Tobias

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