[Pharo-project] Status of Alien FFI in windows Re: plan for 1.1

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Mon May 31 09:11:11 EDT 2010


2010/5/31 Mariano Martinez Peck <marianopeck at gmail.com>:
> So...which is the status of Alien FFI ?
>
> I remember Marco Schmidt did the first work of running FFI in windows...then
> I think David was integrating such changes in VMMaker..
>
> so, it is ready ? can be generate the plugin using VMMaker for winwows and
> it just works?
>
> Thanks for any update
>
I managed to build Alien plugin for win32. And it didn't built without
manual sources patching.
I described it in another thread, not long ago.
Try search mail archives.


> Mariano
>
> 2010/5/26 Guillermo Polito <guillermopolito at gmail.com>
>>
>> Where can I read something about Alien?  I can give a little hand for the
>> windows part :).
>>
>> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Schwab,Wilhelm K <bschwab at anest.ufl.edu>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Stef,
>>>
>>> I am more concerned about Alien on Linux, which is not working.  Beyond
>>> that, I want to learn more about how to make calls using Alien; the more I
>>> read, the more I have my doubts about its ease of use.  I will gladly eat
>>> those words if it's easy to use.
>>>
>>> Bill
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ________________________________________
>>> From: pharo-project-bounces at lists.gforge.inria.fr
>>> [pharo-project-bounces at lists.gforge.inria.fr] On Behalf Of Stéphane Ducasse
>>> [stephane.ducasse at inria.fr]
>>> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:04 AM
>>> To: Pharo-project at lists.gforge.inria.fr
>>> Subject: Re: [Pharo-project] plan for 1.1
>>>
>>> yes this is good point.
>>> I would like to have alien or ffi in 1.1. Now I do not know the status of
>>> Alien on windows.
>>>
>>> On May 26, 2010, at 2:52 PM, Schwab,Wilhelm K wrote:
>>>
>>> > Stef,
>>> >
>>> > My initial reaction to 1.1's approaching release was "where are the
>>> > callbacks/aliens?"  Sig appears to be offering some competition to Alien.
>>> >  If he/we can provide a comprehensive and convenient way to make calls, do
>>> > callbacks, additionally put calls onto other OS threads, and do all of this
>>> > on the three major platforms, then it could easily turn out the best option
>>> > for external interfacing.
>>> >
>>> > I am happy to see us take time to get it right.  My only concern would
>>> > be that we not fall into a pattern of leaving out the difficult things that
>>> > we set out to accomplish with a given release.  Since 1.1 is approaching
>>> > releasable form and FFI/Alien/NB is unclear at present, a release makes
>>> > sense.
>>> >
>>> > Short answer: sure, whatever you say :)
>>> >
>>> > Bill
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > ________________________________________
>>> > From: pharo-project-bounces at lists.gforge.inria.fr
>>> > [pharo-project-bounces at lists.gforge.inria.fr] On Behalf Of Stéphane Ducasse
>>> > [stephane.ducasse at inria.fr]
>>> > Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4:20 AM
>>> > To: Pharo Development
>>> > Subject: [Pharo-project] plan for 1.1
>>> >
>>> > Hi guys
>>> >
>>> > we were discussing how we can handle 1.1 and the flux of good changes.
>>> > Here is the proposal:
>>> >        we take two or three weeks to let people try their code in 1.1
>>> > beta
>>> >        we integrate fixes that are important or easy
>>> >        then we wait one week
>>> >        then we launch 1.1 rc and 1.2 unstable
>>> >
>>> > does this plan look ok for you?
>>> > The key point is that we want to avoid to have a pile of changes
>>> > pending because they can rot easily.
>>> >
>>> > Stef
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