[squeak-dev] Re: [Vm-dev] Bug in writing compressed stream when saving an mcz (was: New Cog VMs available...)

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 02:07:36 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 6:42 PM, tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org> wrote:

> The *plugin* is fixed and can be provided as a fix for current vms. No
> need to require entire new vms. It's what the plugin idea was invented
> for... So long as we haven't broken the functionality since  '99 or
> whenever it was that Andreas & I added it.
> Looks like we have several avenues for fixes;
> an image update that removes the problematic change pro tem
> A plugin solus patch that makes the image as-is Just Work
> Maybe the plugin and some image code to detect it, use it if possible,
> alternative st code otherwise?
> And of course, replacement vms.
> Hopefully it is not beyond our collective wit to make an update that
> fetches the correct plugin and installs it.

It is internal in the Cog VMs.  And before you condemn that choice it /is/
slightly more efficient as it doesn't have to indirect to access the
interpreterProxy API.  But in any case new Cog VMs are already available.

> /tim
> {insert witticism here}

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