[Vm-dev] [squeak-dev] what's the best Mac VM?
Das.Linux at gmx.de
Tue Aug 29 18:31:57 UTC 2017
> On 29.08.2017, at 20:30, Tobias Pape <Das.Linux at gmx.de> wrote:
>> On 29.08.2017, at 20:19, Bob Arning <arning315 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Some more exploring
>> - downloaded cog_macos32x86_squeak.cog.v3_201608171728.tar.gz, started it and pointed it to a 4.2 image. Squeak stayed up, but the desktop never appeared.
>> - downloaded Squeak-4.6-All-in-One.zip and it runs, but warns it can't write the changes file (see attachment). Not sure how to deal with this or how to make this into a VM I can use for other images.
> When you download and unpack an all-in-one or a VM and want to run it
> _first, before you run it_ move the .app somewhere else (Desktop, /Applications), does not matter.
> But move it.
> Moving _after_ opening does not help, move it first.
> Apple in 10.12 tried to make some things more secure, and that is why you see the problems with not being able to write to the changes file.
For the record:
> Best regards
>> On 8/29/17 1:36 PM, tim Rowledge wrote:
>>>> On 29-08-2017, at 6:51 AM, Bob Arning <arning315 at comcast.net>
>>>> Cog[Spur] VM
>>>> If I drop a 5.1 image on this VM, it works (at least a few that I just tried). If I drop a 4.2 or 4.5 image on the same VM, nothing happens. I
>>> Spur would seem to be the key here. For a 4.x image you want the v3 vm rather than Spur.
>>> We don’t seem to be doing a terribly good job of informing users when something like this happens; a clear notifier or log entry that the image format didn’t match and a note about what that means (a URL to swiki?) would be nice. We have some image version checking in checkImageVersionFromstartingAt() that at least looks like it ought to be working out if the image format is correct and exiting cleanly if not, but I don’t know what happens to plain ‘print()’ statements on macOS. Hmm, ok, try loading a 4.3 image in a spur vm - the console does actually show an exit from there with error 1, so it does work but boy is it failing to be helpful. How many people even know there is a console and to filter for ‘squeak’?
>>> Is it practical to add a UI aspect to ioExitWithErrorCode()?
>>> tim Rowledge;
>>> tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
>>> Useful random insult:- Hid behind the door when they passed out brains.
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