[Newbies] Problem with Pen class Squeak 4.2 update #10977 on OSX

Jerome Peace peace_the_dreamer at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 28 03:47:30 UTC 2011

Hi Chris,

I tried your code in a 4.3 squeak and got your described results. Went back to a 3.9 squeak and got the results expected with the printing actually working. So I suspect there is a problem. I suspect it is not known. I wonder if the problem is that color is now setting both foreground and background.

I am not actively doing bug tracking in squeak right now. So hopefully someone else will look to see what changed. Anyway you have found a real bug. A good place to note it would be on the squeak-dev list and the mantis bug tracker.

Yours in curiosity and service, --Jerome Peace

--- On Mon, 4/25/11, Chris Wright <cawright.99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Chris Wright <cawright.99 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Newbies] Problem with Pen class Squeak 4.2 update #10977 on OSX
> To: beginners at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> Date: Monday, April 25, 2011, 8:19 AM
> Hi folks
> OSX 10.6.7 Intel
> Squeak 4.2 update #10977
> running the example from the Pen class
> Display restoreAfter:
> [Pen new squareNib: 2; color: Color red; turn: 45;
>     print: 'The owl and the pussycat went to
> sea in a beautiful pea green
> boat.' withFont: TextStyle defaultFont]
> draws a patterned red line at the correct angle, but with
> no recognisable text.
> same problem with the "Terse guide to squeak" Pen example.
> I'm not sure where to look to see if this is a known
> problem... and if
> there's a fix :?
> thanks
> chris
> -- 
> A/Prof Chris Wright FCICM FRACP MBBS
> Department of Medicine,
> Monash University, Clayton.
> Intensive Care Unit
> Monash Medical Centre
> Clayton, VIC

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