[Newbies] coming from VAST and being HU

David Mitchell david.mitchell at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 19:35:00 UTC 2007

Image is the issue here I think. 3.9 VM is supported by FreeType. My
images are 3.9 and 3.10.

I'm no Linux expert, but I play with it at home.

I made a gentoo box last year and it was a little too bleeding edge
for me. I'm on Ubuntu now.

The easiest distro I've found for Ubuntu is the One-Click Installer.
Just put it on last night and it just worked. Nice thing about
One-Click is that it is totally portable to Windows (and I've heard,
but not tested, Mac). First thing I did was to pull in the FreeType
fonts. Took less than 10 minutes.


On Dec 6, 2007 1:00 PM, RK <hiding at freemail.hu> wrote:
>  David,
>  Thank you very much for the details!
>  I was able to find what "Universes" is...
>  But now facing another problem...
>  I have Gentoo Linux. I have Squeak 3.9.7 and squeak-fullimage 3.8.6665.
>  Universes says that "The package has no published release for your squeak
> version" Is it the image or the VM infrastructure that causes the problem?
>  Questions:
>  - Should I download another image manually? Will itt work on this
> infrastructure?
>  3.9-7 #1 2007. dec.  4., kedd, 20.31.26 CET gcc 4.1.2
>  Squeak3.9alpha of 4 July 2005 [latest update: #7021]
>  Linux tpgentoo 2.6.22-gentoo-r9 #3 SMP PREEMPT Mon Nov 5 18:28:56 CET 2007
> i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.50GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
>  default plugin location: /usr/lib/squeak/3.9-7/*.so
>  - Should I download another precompiled squeak version with its images?
> (sounds bad, as the strength of gentoo is to manage packages by itself and
> compile them locally...)
>  It's getting to be complicated...I just wanted some special characters to
> be displayed... :) How often does it happen that someone is forced to change
> version? What about backward compatibility? I'm thinking of migrating some
> of our key applications but I wouldn't like to go to a never-ending version
> and download-hunt to keep it alive afterwards.
>  //I may have to contact the gentoo ebuild maintaner of squeak and ask to
> upgrade, or do it myself, however, I do afraid I can't as I'm a SMALLTALK
> developer, not C :)  //
>  Thanks and sorry for the very basic questions - I've read somewhere that
> this forum is just for this :) :)
>  Best regards
>  Robert
>  Load Andy Tween's TrueType support from package Universes. It picks up
> the fonts on Unix and Windows. Haven't tried MacOSX yet.
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