[Cuis-dev] [Ann] Bootstrap and CuisDynamicLibraries

Juan Vuletich juan at cuis.st
Sun Oct 29 13:43:48 PDT 2023

On 10/27/2023 9:54 AM, Hilaire Fernandes via Cuis-dev wrote:
> Hi Juan,
> This fells awesome. I am thinking about the Dynabook softwre, to have 
> multiple images executed, for example to isolate in its own image end 
> user experimentation and execution without taking the risk to have the 
> whole system to fall down. I remember Philip suggested that approach a 
> while ago.
> Hilaire

Yes. Interesting. I'm sure we'd find other features to build going that 

> Inter-image communication should still have to be considered though.
> Le 26/10/2023 à 20:32, Juan Vuletich via Cuis-dev a écrit :
>> Hi Folks,
>> This year I've been busy, with the help of Felipe Zak, on 
>> implementing two new features for Cuis.
>> 1) Bootstrap. A package that lets us bootstrap new Cuis images, 
>> including only what is desired. Smallest so far is about 150Kb, and 
>> includes Stdout, Collections, Magnitudes, etc.
>> 2) CuisDynamicLibraries. These are files that include compiled Cuis 
>> code. They are somewhat similar to .so and .dll. They are much 
>> (MUCH!) faster to load than .pck.st, and don't require a Compiler to 
>> be present.
>> These together allow for an image of less than 200kb that can load 
>> any needed additional code via .dcl files.
>> Felipe and I will be giving talks on these new features at the FAST 
>> Smalltalks 2023 conference at Universidad de Quilmes. Documentation 
>> is on its way, but if you are brave enough, comments and examples 
>> included in code could suffice.
>> Cheers, 
> -- 
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Juan Vuletich

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