> Here's some news on Squeak on "OpenIndiana".
> OpenIndiana is an illumos based operating system derived from OpenSolaris;
> Current upgrades in the repository,
> http://pkg.openindiana.org/hipster/en/index.shtml >
> squeak-4 : version 4.19.5
> squeak-5 : version 5.0.2945
Are users able to load both "squeak-4" and "squeak-5" on the same
machine? If there are issues, I can share the shell script that I
use to resolve naming conflicts.
> There are packages for 'headless' (-nodisplay) operation and with GUI.
> I've made up the version 5.0.2945 myself this corresponds roughly to
> VM Maker: VMMaker.oscog-eem.2945
> This is because normally there is a 3 digit version number, but for
> OpenSmalltalk VM I just use the number 5.0.2945.
> Special thanks to everybody in the "Squeak" and "opensmalltalk-vm" team.
> David Stes
So the mediator squeak is a property of the packages,
to have multiple "builds" or "variations" of the same package installed.
I am not building debug or profile VMs, but for example if a debug VM
would be built, then it could set the mediator to some value,
so that both the non-debug and the debug VM can be installed together.
Super cool. I would like to see “ The squeak-4 package corresponds to the classic virtual machine (VM). The squeak-5 packages are OpenSmalltalk based virtual machines, where squeak-5 is the OpenSmalltalk stack VM and squeak-5c is the OpenSmalltalk cog VM.” extended with something like
“The relative performance of these virtual machines is approximately 1 to 1.5 to 15.”