[Vm-dev] Camera sig fault on 64 bits machines.

Nicolas Cellier nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 20:27:13 UTC 2014

Just one word: please don't forget the work from Pharo team on
CMakeVMMaker, it might be a decent starting point.

2014-04-10 22:20 GMT+02:00 Andreas Wacknitz <a.wacknitz at gmx.de>:

> While we are at it: Linux is not a UNIX. Even if we are putting it under
> the UNIX umbrella, it is not the only UNIX.
> I am trying to get Squeak/Pharo to run under Solaris (OpenSolaris) with
> some trouble. But also BSD folks have difficulties because
> UNIX == Linux in the view of the Squeak VM.
> While my first try with recent SqueakVM sources wasn't successful (I got
> "DosFileDirectory(Object)>>doesNotUnderstand: #pathFromURI:" from the
> provided image), I was able to build a recent pharovm after I manipulated
> the image in order to get the vm-sound-Sun module instead of the hard coded
> vm-sound-ALSA for the UNIX platform. I got everything compiled but the
> resulting binary stuck after showing the complete graphics
> with no reactions to mouse or keyboard events. I found out that inside the
> aioPoll function the call to select() always returns 0.
> Because of my limited spare time I didn't get further yet.
> So, please consider not only the 3 major platforms (Windows, Mac OS,
> Linux) when doing the great work on the VM.
> Best regards
> Andreas
> Am 10.04.2014 um 21:53 schrieb tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org>:
> >
> >
> > On 10-04-2014, at 11:17 AM, gettimothy <gettimothy at zoho.com> wrote:
> >
> >> David.
> >>
> >> I am taking Tim up on his bounty offer. Gotta love a chance to
> contribute, learn something new and interesting and pay the rent.
> >
> > OK. I'll be very pleased if something can actually come of this. I've
> had several people claim they were going to solve the problem Real Soon Now
> but so far nothing. Forgive me if I seem world-weary and cynical but that's
> because... I am.
> >
> > The aim is to get Cog on *nix being built via a mechanism as near as
> possible to that used for the plain interp in the squeakvm.org trunk
> tree. Windows & Mac may or may not ever be targets and I don't care right
> now.
> >
> > If you read the archives of the main squeak list and the vm-dev list
> after searching for all messages with 'cmake' in the subject and dating
> back to last june you'll find at least 60-some hits. After a quick scan of
> my local archive I see a variety of suggestions to think about. I note that
> Ron Teitelbaum wrote that Goran was working on the issue at 3DICC, for
> example.
> >
> > The grand aim would be to unify things so well that Eliot throws off the
> chains of keeping a virtual fork and starts using the main trunk since it
> is so easy to do. I suspect that might be more work than can be done in a
> few weeks even. What *I* would be happy with would be a checkout that works
> on my Pi, produces a working stackvm, matches the trunk cmake setup as
> closely as possible and is clearly documented so it can be further
> developed towards the Grand Aim.
> >
> > tim
> > --
> > tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
> > Strange OpCodes: RSC: Rewind System Clock
> >
> >
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