[Newbies] SBE and Squeak versions out-of-sync?

Oscar Nierstrasz oscar.nierstrasz at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 17:51:56 UTC 2008

Hm.  Nobody ever posted this problem on the SBE discussion list.   
That's why it has never been addressed.

Ww will have a look at it and fix it as soon as feasible.

- on

On Mar 29, 2008, at 7:21, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> Its unfortunate that even on the second edition of SBE, this bug  
> still hasn't been corrected, I see. The book examples are all from  
> the *release* version of 3.9, even though the book indicates  
> (incorrectly) that you should use Damien's dev image. Get the  
> standard squeak release and all will be well, and maybe the *third*  
> SBE will fix this error.
> Sent from my iPhone!
> On Mar 28, 2008, at 10:02 PM, "David Finlayson"  
> <dfinlayson at usgs.gov> wrote:
>> I'm on vacation and learning Smalltalk is how I'm spending my  
>> evenings
>> (family is young and goes to bed early). I downloaded a copy of  
>> Squeak
>> by Example (Version 2008-3-10) and the latest squeak for OS X:
>> Squeak3.9-7067mac vm 3.8.18beta1U
>> With the recommended dev-image:
>> sq3.9.1-7075dev08.03.1
>> Considering the date of the most recent update to the book, I was
>> surprised (and very confused by) a number of major differences  
>> between
>> the Squeak image described in the book and the one on my computer.
>> I've waisted a lot of my spare time trying to figure out what the  
>> heck
>> is going on. The main problems are differences between the World menu
>> (completely reorganized, apparently), expert vs novice mode (no "Do
>> it" in novice mode but this was the default mode) and what looks like
>> some major changes in the System Browser (for example, the need for
>> packages before defining a class, the lack of a second window for
>> editing class comments, etc.
>> Right now, I can't define a new method as described in Section 2.2  
>> the
>> method template doesn't show up when I click on -- all -- in the
>> protocols pane.  Doubtless it is user error, but I'd like to get back
>> on track (maybe I downloaded something I shouldn't have?). Any
>> suggestions?
>> I checked the on-line errata for the book and it does not mention any
>> of these interface changes I'm seeing. Thought that I would post here
>> rather than waist more time flailing around.
>> Sorry so long winded.
>> David
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