On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 9:39 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert@freudenbergs.de> wrote:

On 26.01.2010, at 05:31, Josť L. Redrejo wrote:
>
> I've just uploaded the latest version of the vm.
> I've removed RomePlugin for all the archs, except i386. It's the only
> one where I've tested it works.
> I've also tempted of doing the same with ogg and gstreamer plugins, but
> finally I've let them there. They segfaults often in amd64 too, but
> don't do it unless the user tries to use those features. With Romeplugin
> it was different: some squeak images (as etoys) have it activated by
> default, so squeak segfaults when the image is loaded.

Ah, right. I seem to remember there was a similar problem with Rome on the Mac. I'm cc'ing vm-dev ...

> There are still some important bugs in Debian, and some very ugly
> lintian messages. I don't have too much spare time, so I need some help
> to deal with them:
>
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=497583 I have not ideas
> to argue with this man. In fact, I think he might be totally right.

Well, there is a source for this of course (in the VMMaker Squeak package). Generating the C code is a manual, interactive process and requires a running Squeak installation. Making that scriptable is possible, but so far nobody has done it AFAIK.

FYI, Peter von der Ahe did it in the Newspeak project. †This isn't entirely relevant because some of this may be Newspeak code, but the source is available from http://newspeaklanguage.org/the-newspeak-programming-language/downloads/ &†newspeak-source-2009-10-28.zip

> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=528774 : let's way how
> the new package behaves in the autobuilders, but I'm not very
> optimistic. My only idea is removing hppa arch from the package. Any
> help in doing it is welcome too.

Let's see how the new package builds, maybe it works better?

- Bert -