[Vm-dev] How to create headless VM without some primitives?

Ben Coman btc at openinworld.com
Wed Apr 29 17:57:39 UTC 2020

On Tue, 14 Apr 2020 at 10:43, tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org> wrote:

> a) it's way past time we stopped opening a windows when it isn't needed.
> No window should be created until and unless the system actually writes to
> the display and calls for a display update. This would enable
> image-controlled headlessness. RISC OS was able to cope with it 25 years
> ago.

Pharo is doing that, in their branch
which IIUC is the branch being used to build all Pharo VM going forward.
 Once they've worked the bugs out of it,
it might be worth pulling that back to evaluate for Squeak to use.

cheers -ben
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