Mit's Scratch has a final version available for download.
bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Jan 16 17:19:58 UTC 2007
I'm pretty sure if you find a 2.8 VM the basic stuff would pretty
much work. I just tested with a recent VM and get walkbacks because
we switched to named primitives a long while ago. Commenting out the
primitive failures worked fine (it was just trying to stop sound
which was not playing anyway). After this, I could work with it just
Regarding "Smalltalk and portability" ... It takes a *lot* of low
level effort to provide the illusion of a perfect world so that on a
high level you can ignore platform issues. This has not been done on
Linux yet as it seems, so that's why they estimate it might take a
while to get done. All of this convenience does not come for free.
Actually, if it *was* Smalltalk rather than C and OS-dependent
libraries down there, we would be in even better shape.
- Bert -
On Jan 16, 2007, at 17:53 , Philippe Marschall wrote:
> Yeah, that's what stopped me from downloading it. So much for
> Smalltalk and portability. Way better than say Java.
> 2007/1/16, Klaus D. Witzel <klaus.witzel at cobss.com>:
>> And they say: "Note: We are working on a Linux version, and hope
>> to have
>> it ready by the end of 2007." :)
>> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 08:36:42 +0100, Jerome Peace wrote:
>> > Mit's scratch has a final version available for
>> > download.
>> > http://scratch.mit.edu/
>> > It seems to have come out January 8th.
>> > I know there are a few here who have been interested
>> > in what they have done.
>> > Scratch was inspired by squeaks etoys.
>> > Now that it is final and not beta the registration
>> > page is optional.
>> > They also seem to be planing a sharing website to be
>> > up in February.
>> > Yours in service, --Jerome Peace
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