[Cuis-dev] Updates to VectorGraphics and VectorEnginePlugin

Juan Vuletich juan at jvuletich.org
Fri Jul 16 09:30:46 PDT 2021

Thanks for your efforts, Gerald.

I hope in not a distant future the official OpenSmalltalk builds will 
get fixed, and all this will become easy.


On 7/15/2021 4:31 AM, Gerald Klix via Cuis-dev wrote:
> I tried the latest Cog revision.
> 64-bit works, 32-bit gives the following error
> message when reading the an image:
> "Image file read problem (0 out of 4 bytes read).
> I also tried Marcel Taumel's action branch to no avail.
> So still no 32bit windows vm.
> Best Regards,
> Gerald
> On 7/15/21 8:28 AM, Gerald Klix via Cuis-dev wrote:
>> Hi Juan,
>> On 7/14/21 8:21 PM, Juan Vuletich via Cuis-dev wrote:
>>> Hi Gerald,
>>> On 7/7/2021 5:26 PM, Gerald Klix via Cuis-dev wrote:
>>>> Juan,
>>>> do you need a 32-bit Windows build?
>>>> I am considering to do this anayways, because build
>>>> for my favorite 32-bit platform -- RasPi -- are broken.
>>>> Just tell me if you need it by tomorrow.
>>>> HTH,
>>>> Gerald
>>> A 32 bit Windows build would be really useful to me.
>>> Thanks,
>> In a nutshell: "No working 32-bit-Windows build".
>> The details:
>> I thought that you would like to have a 32-bit VM
>> and started to build a 32-bit VM on Windows a week ago.
>> Wonders over wonders, after installing the appropriate 32bit-clang
>> compiler and setting the "right" environment variable
>> (COMPILER_TO_USE), the build succeeded.
>> The resulting VM was not able to read the image, it complained
>> about not being able to read bytes 0 (maybe 1) to 4.
>> I decided to dowmload the community version of Visual Studio 2019
>> and give it shot. Alas, here I got compilation errors
>> for the first file.
>> A (disturbing) side-note: If you use gcc for windows
>> 32-bit builds it looks like the build system uses
>> the 64-bit compiler, which complains about
>> bad printf-format strings (using "%d" to print
>> a pointer cast to an integer). Needless to say,
>> that this VM does not even reach the point
>> where it can complain about not being
>> able to read the image ...
>> I refrained from posting these results on the mailing-list,
>> it would have been another rant of mine about
>> "cargo-cult programming".
>> While I am writing this I tried again to build
>> a 32-bit VM with the latest
>> Cog revision, without any patches an of course no plugin.
>> Let's see were this will lead to.
>> Best Regards,
>> Gerald

Juan Vuletich

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