[squeak-dev] Re: A 1 million bucks question :)

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 10:41:07 UTC 2009

2009/12/16 Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de>:
> Question for the Unix folks: If we know that what you get via package
> install is most likely very old, would it make sense to check inside Squeak
> whether a new version is available? I.e., just a simple
> (HTTPSocket httpGet: 'http://www.squeak.org/current_version') =
> SystemVersion current ifFalse:[self inform: 'A new version of Squeak has
> become available. Would you like to install it now?'].
> might help get people more accustomed with later developments. Would that be
> a sensible thing to do?
most of software nowadays doing so.
But i don't like software which starts using my wires without asking
my permission.

> Cheers,
>  - Andreas
> Frank Shearar wrote:
>> Igor Stasenko wrote:
>>> Just to let you know,
>>> i found that
>>> http://squeakvm.org/unix/release/Squeak-
>>> works just well out of the box on my freshly installed Ubuntu 9.10 -
>>> 32bit system.
>> Or, if you like Squeak 3.9 (and are running Ubuntu 9.10), "apt-get install
>> squeak". Which of course is a neat illustration of what Ken spoke of
>> earlier: the version in the package often lags behind the most recent
>> version.
>> It's not an uncommon problem: Steel Bank Common Lisp's Ubuntu port
>> installs SBCL 1.0.29 when the latest version is 1.0.33, for instance.
>> frank

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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