[Pharo-dev] Help needed to compile a fresh Mac Carbon VM

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Fri Apr 25 20:59:50 EDT 2014


VM hackers and Mac enthusiasts, we need your help. Here is your chance to
earn big karma points, along with the grateful admiration of the your peers.

What we need: A freshly compiled Mac Carbon VM, just like the Squeak 4.2.5beta1U
VM on http://squeakvm.org/mac, but updated to use current VM sources, and to
include CameraPlugin and ScratchPlugin.

Why we need it: See below. We have a GSOC project mentor who needs to do work
on a Mac, who needs to run an image format 6502 (pre-closure) image, and is
running into problems related to the outdated Mac VM. We need an update to the
Mac VM so that the GSOC project can proceed, and to prevent problems like this
for other Mac users who need to be able to run older images (Etoys, Scratch, etc).

  http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/details/google/gsoc2014/positivedeviancy/5685265389584384

If you have the ability to compile a Mac Carbon VM and make it available to the
community, then please speak up. We need your help.

(Cross posted to several lists, but discussion should go to vm-dev if possible)

Thanks in advance,

Dave


On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 07:55:33PM -0400, Steve Thomas wrote:
> David,
> 
> I really appreciate the help and prompt reply.
> 
> I checked and it does work under a previous version of OSX (10.7.2)
> 
> Cheers,
> Stephen
> 
> 
> On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 5:01 PM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> 
> > Hi Steve,
> >
> > I am not a Mac user but I do work with the Squeak VM so I would like to
> > help if I can.
> >
> > Just for my understanding - the camera works on older versions of OSX, but
> > not on your OSX 10.9.2, is that correct?
> >
> > The camera plugin, which is required for using the camera in Etoys, was
> > added to the Mac VM after the VM was originally built. The plugin was
> > compiled somewhat differently from the other plugins in the VM, which may
> > account for it working on one version of OS X and not on another.
> >
> > If that is the case, then we may need to find a volunteer to rebuild the
> > VM with all necessary plugins included. I am not a Mac expert at all, but
> > I think that is the likely source of the difficulty.
> >
> > Unfortunately we have been short handed on Mac support for the VM, but if
> > you can confirm that this is the kind of problem that you are seeing, I
> > can put out a call for help on the vm-dev list and see if we can find a
> > volunteer do the necessary update.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Dave
> >
> > > I downloaded latest software using "update code from server" and still no
> > > luck.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Need this for Google Summer of Code project I will be mentoring
> > >
> > http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/details/google/gsoc2014/positivedeviancy/5685265389584384
> > > <
> > http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/details/google/gsoc2014/positivedeviancy/5685265389584384
> > >
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Stephen
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > etoys-dev mailing list
> > > etoys-dev at squeakland.org
> > > http://lists.squeakland.org/mailman/listinfo/etoys-dev
> > >
> >




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