[Consortium] 3-9 April 2017


This is my weekly ChangeLog, from 3 April 2017 to 9 April 2017.
You can see it in a better format by going here: http://log.smallworks.eu/web/search?from=3/4/2017&to=9/4/2017


7 April 2017:

*    Fixed the small but annoying [issue 323](https://github.com/npasserini/iceberg/issues/323)
(DNU when creating a local repository )

*    Today I’m working on [Iceberg](http://github.com/npasserini/iceberg).

I fixed a bug on locating existing repositories for +gitlocal:+ Metacello protocol, but most amusing,
I added a new plugin: “Install Baseline”, who allows you to install a project from a baseline listed in
“Packages” tab from repositories browser.

6 April 2017:

*    I worked a lot preparing the new deployment model for VMs.

Basically, now it will be like this:

* nightly builds will be still built by our CI (to produce test VMs)
* latest VMs will be produced on opensmalltalk-vm, using blessed sources.
* stable VMs will be promoted by me 🙂

I’m thinking on change a bit this scheme, but for now it will work like that.

I finisged the [OpenSmalltalk](http://github.com/OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm) part, now I need to adapt
also [Pharo-Project](http://github.com/pharo-project/pharo-vm) (tomorrow).

Then, we still need to fix one problem with a primitive… and we will be good to go.

*    I worked on [case: 19921](https://pharo.fogbugz.com/f/cases/19921), to allow Athens to run fine on 64bits (linux).

5 April 2017:

*    I worked on +UnifiedFFI+, making sure different architectures of linux (i386, x86_64) will have methods to
find their libraries.

In particular, I added: +#unix32ModuleName+ and +#unix64ModuleName+. Both are redirecting to
+#unixModuleName+ by default as a way to provide backward compatibility (also, libraries could)
be in same place in different architectures, like the case of libraries distributed by ourselves
(libgit2, libssl, libssh2, libsdl2).

4 April 2017:

*    I made some fixes on [Iceberg](https://github.com/npasserini/iceberg)... in particular, this two issues:

* [Issue 317](https://github.com/npasserini/iceberg/issues/317), which adds the posibility of removing a package from FileSystem.
* [Issue 319](https://github.com/npasserini/iceberg/issues/319), forcing unix line endings to commit messages (as is required by git).

*    I fixed a problem when building the VM for Windows: thing is, as it was, it was building cairo library without
freetype support, so frameworks like Roassal to fail.

Problem was that pkgconfig was failing to find correct version of +freetype+ effectively letting it outside.

I needed to change the build script (for Windows) to this:

cd $(CAIRODIR) \
&& ./configure \
–host=i686-w64-mingw32 \
–disable-silent-rules \
–disable-xlib \
–disable-dependency-tracking \
&& sed -i ‘/.* sh .\/make-/i\\ttest -e \$$\@ \&\& rm \$$\@’ test/Makefile \
&& make \
&& make install

Now averything seems working.



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