[Newbies] Beginner's List Question

Tim Retz human.shield.117 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 08:21:44 UTC 2015

The squeak mailing list is happy to help you with problems that have to do
with squeak. This assumes you know the basics of how to install/use a
program on your computer. While there are basic instructions for Windows
and MacOS, there aren't for Linux for a few reasons: both Windows and Mac
are very mainstream OS's, and so they have very unified ways of installing
things. Also, there is really only 1 or 2 ways to install something on one
of those systems. This is not the case with Linux. The Linux way of doing
things focuses on the super old school UNIX mentality that the person using
the system knows what they're doing better than any program or developer
can guess, and so the power, and responsibility, is in your hands.

"...or you can just give them the source code, and have them figure it out.
Linux users aren't retarded." - a friend of mine giving another friend
advice on releasing some software.

I mention this because, if you use Linux, it's the user's responsibility to
know (or figure out) how to get a piece of software working. Whether you
need too look up something using the man pages, or ask a question on your
distribution's forums, "How do I get <insert_program_name_here> to run?"
isn't really a question for the squeak community if you're on a Linux

Pardon my ranting, I'm a little drunk and bored, and saw this message on my
phone, thinking "What the hell. *shrug*"

That being said, double-clicking the "squeak.sh" in the extracted
all-in-one folder should get everything running, or give you error messages
that Google could help with.
On Jan 24, 2015 11:00 PM, "Kirk Fraser" <overcomer.man at gmail.com> wrote:

> I finally found the responses to my email that never arrived in my inbox
> yet by looking in the Archive.  Thanks.
> Apparently my question needs to be restated in better jargon.  So here
> goes:
> A beginner might want to start Squeak on a Linux machine.  The Beginner's
> heading has no information for a beginner using Linux. Yet the claim is
> Squeak works on both Windows and Linux.  So how does a beginner do it?
> Casey says take a flying leap and eventually you'll get it.
> Bert says there are easy to follow instructions to do it.
> Where are these easy to follow instructions for beginners?
> Kirk W. Fraser
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> _______________________________________________
> Beginners mailing list
> Beginners at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/mailman/listinfo/beginners
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