[Vm-dev] Loading VMMaker

Yoshiki Ohshima Yoshiki.Ohshima at acm.org
Fri Jul 1 22:02:36 UTC 2016

Continuing it a bit by bit...

The shell script created SpurVMMaker image, and I am poking around it.
But do people use the VMMakeTool to set up the interpreter name and
output directory, etc.?  I tried a few variations but things are not

I'm sticking with Mac OS 10.10 until I get a new model that is
rumored; a bad news is that my Xcode lost the 10.10 SDK directory and
it cannot produce a binary for 10.10; I could install the SDK etc. or
perhaps I should update, but another interesting wrinkle there...

On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 5:26 PM, Yoshiki Ohshima
<Yoshiki.Ohshima at acm.org> wrote:
> Thank you Timothy and Ben!  I managed to build SpurVMMaker image and
> it does run.  I'll add a simple VM plugin soon to see that works.
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 4:51 PM, Ben Coman <btc at openinworld.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 4:13 AM, Yoshiki Ohshima <Yoshiki.Ohshima at acm.org> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Just to refresh my skill on compiling the Squeak VM (I'd like to play
>>> with Kinect; I found some efforts like: http://tecnodacta.com.ar/gira/
>>> but want to make a plugin that is suitable for my need.)
>>> Let us say I'd like to compile a VM and my plugins on Mac, what are
>>> the right steps?  (I had some experiences with VMMaker but that was
>>> before I need to specify Interpreter class name in the VMMakerTool,
>>> for example.
>>> I added VMMaker repository in the Monticello browser, and opened it.
>>> As trying to just load VMMaker shows a warning of missing FFI
>>> constants, I turned to 'update' and load update-dtl.17.mcm.  Is this a
>>> right thing to do?
>>> But then, trying to load update-dtl.17.mcm onto the VM and image in
>>> the 5.0 all in one package, the VM crashes.  Do you see this?
>>> I'd like to get the files and image set up so that I can compile an
>>> external plugin, preferably for Cog/Spur.  Some up to date guidance
>>> would be greatly appreciated.
>> Use a combination of...
>> * https://github.com/OpenSmalltalk/vm/blob/Cog/CONTRIBUTING.md
>> * http://www.mirandabanda.org/cogblog/compiling-the-vm/
> --
> -- Yoshiki

-- Yoshiki

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