[Vm-dev] VM Maker: VMMaker.oscog-eem.662.mcz

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Fri Apr 4 00:11:51 UTC 2014

On Thu, Apr 03, 2014 at 04:39:12PM -0700, gettimothy wrote:
> David,
> is http://build.squeak.org/job/CogVM/546/   a daily build based off the work Eliot is doing each time he uploads an update?
> How are the Jenkins build above and  http://squeakvm.org/svn/squeak/branches/Cog/ related?

The InterpreterVM and CogVM jobs that run on build.squeak.org are jobs that test
the overall process of loading VMMaker and various related packages needed for
generation of VM sources from Smalltalk source code (aka "slang"). The intent is
to verify that the source packages are loadable into a clean Squeak image, and
that they produce a coherent set of generated sources that can be used (along with
the platform sources that are managed in Subversion) to compile a working VM.

It is necessary to run the compile step in order to ensure that the sources are
really in good shape. For example, the compile step recently detected a couple
of missing methods (the same ones that you had identified earlier by the way)
in the oscog VMMaker package.

Assuming that the compile step is successful, the sources are assumed to be in good
shape, and the resulting source code is saved as the outcome of the Jenkins test.


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