[squeak-dev] Unix updates

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Dec 16 10:54:41 UTC 2009

On 16.12.2009, at 09:23, Andreas Raab wrote:
> 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?

It would be highly unusual in Linux, where version management and updates are provided by the system rather than by individual packages.

Also, we'd have to state to how to actually get the new version. Which there are a ton of possibilities for, depending on how you got Squeak in the first place.

This would, however, make sense for a self-contained Squeak version (similar to Etoys-To-Go or the various "one-click" products).

- Bert -

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