[squeak-dev] Ubuntu package maintainers help

K. K. Subramaniam subbukk at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 09:59:48 UTC 2009

On Monday 20 April 2009 12:57:16 am Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> My point is that Squeak developers all use their own images anyway.  
> Most of them do only care about the VM to the point that they expect  
> it to work. More importantly, they lack the skill to make the VM work.  
> So the VM is the part of Squeak that is most needed to be pre-compiled  
> and packaged. It's also the hardest part because of various  
> dependencies on architecture, libraries etc.
What you say is true for developers but not sufficient for consumers. I would 
expect Squeak developers to be a small part of the universe of Squeak 
consumers (think of children and teachers). A image is what is needed, 
however small or however old. Eliot's suggestion to have a small bootstrap 
image is a good one. The image can help a Smalltalker navigate host file 
system and bring up a bigger image.


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