When I’m not busy coding in various dialects of C for Fog Creek, I enjoy coding in Squeak Smalltalk as a hobby, and I try to stay active in the community when I can. Unfortunately, lately, I’ve been slacking rather spectacularly, and perhaps because of that I missed that Göran had assembled a nice tutorial on how to build a Squeak VM for Linux/Unix. The tutorial should get you a fresh-built VM in a couple of minutes, and a custom-built one not too long after that. Do note that, if you’re on OS X, you’ll want to do

configure --with-quartz --without-x

before you make, or it won’t build properly.

Update: Göran updated the tutorial to contain the Macintosh instructions, so you can now just go straight there.