[squeak-dev] Squeak mac carbon VM 4.1.0b1 goes out.

John M McIntosh johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Tue Apr 21 21:25:57 UTC 2009

I've placed it in the usual places via


4.1.0b1 has a number of changes that impact users of older images and  
non-pharo users. As you know the different VMs have been moving  
towards supplying file/directory information and providing clipboard  
support for UTF-8.  So today is the day to move forward by making  
UTF-8 the default, rather than optional.

(a) I have altered the Info.plist to say file/directory names are  
UTF-8.  If your image does not contain fixes for  the file browser, or  
having MC being UTF-8 aware then you will have issues with file names  
that contain accented characters.  These can be files in the same  
directory as the file you are interested in since the squeak file  
directory logic iterates over the directory contents for some  

(b) The clipboard changes from macroman to UTF8, again you may require  
fixes in order to successfully copy/paste accented characters to/from  
the application.

(c) The UTF8 for the clipboard required linking the powerpc binary  
with Apple's 10.4 SDK versus 10.3. I have not tested if the VM will  
run and have clipboard support on 10.2 or 10.3 systems.  If you rely  
on a 10.2 or 10.3 system you should confirm if it works, or if it  
fails.  If someone can confirm if there is a problem I will look into  
providing a workaround.

**********I note in Pharo copying "Caño del día" from the Finder to a  
method didn't really work the way I thought it would, however it  
didn't throw a UTF-8 input error.  Likely someone on the Pharo team  
should do some cross checking for me *******

John M. McIntosh <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com>
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd.  http://www.smalltalkconsulting.com

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