[Vm-dev] VM only zip

K K Subbu kksubbu.ml at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 13:10:43 UTC 2020

On 27/04/20 2:57 pm, Marcel Taeumel wrote:
> if you only want to update VMs, visit 
> https://bintray.com/opensmalltalk/vm/cogĀ and pick a more recent one. If 
> there is any new VM release 
> (https://github.com/OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm/releases), which is 
> also used in the bundles, you can find it here 
> http://files.squeak.org/base/.
I was referring to release VMs used by people at large, not the test 
builds used by vm developers.

> Well, I don't see any value in putting no-image "bundles" anywhere else 
> on files.squeak.org
Image and VM have different build and patch cycles. VM binary is 
typically smaller than the Image.

But by putting them together, people will be forced to download both at 
the same time, even though their own Image may have been updated 
regularly and contain their personal preferences and changes.

Fat downloads increase download time and the wear and tear on flash drives.

> Which platform are you using? Linux?

Regards .. Subbu

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