[Newbies] squeak locks up on windows / help me debug it...

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at free.fr
Tue Jan 13 17:46:07 UTC 2009

On Jan 10, 2009, at 12:19 PM, Herbert König wrote:

> Hello Cameron,
> CS> I see that another Windows user has reported a lock-up on this  
> forum just
> CS> last month. Perhaps I will back up and see if 3.9 is a better  
> starting
> CS> point. 3.8?
> Squeak should be a stable development System for many people. For
> historical reasons I use 3.8 and I'm using it for hours without
> saving. I even use it in trains on my laptop without the accumulator
> inserted, and if the power fails I just recover my last steps from the
> changes file.
> As there are so many developers on Squeak dev, they must have similar
> experience with the current versions. I guess the Pharo people do
> development in Pharo, so they must have a stable Pharo development
> environment too.

Yes do and developing a lot of other stuff.
And lukas is developing seaside on it.
Now most of us are on macs.

> All this aside, the youngest entry in the changes file might show your
> last action (if it wasn't a click) so this might give us a clue.
> At a customer of mine we had to exclude Squeak from the virus
> scanning, we didn't experience crashes but it was dreadfully slow.
> IIRC the reason was that the scanner slowed the access to the changes
> file.
> Have you ever tried on another computer? IMHO this is not Squeak but
> Squeak + something else in your System.
> -- 
> Cheers,
> Herbert
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