[squeak-dev] [Vm-dev] Re: [Squeak 4.0] RC3 is out

Ken G. Brown kbrown at mac.com
Sun Mar 14 02:20:05 UTC 2010

Good work.
I was wondering why you needed to go to all the trouble with scripting and whatnot for Mac?
Don't you just drag the files into a folder and cntl-Compress from the context menu?

Might I suggest some clear thought on naming conventions and directory organization?

For example I see:

So how does Squeak4.0-basic.zip differ from the others? Is Squeak4.0-mac.zip = basic or something else?
When I unzip a file, I expect to get a folder with the same name. Other people don't I know, but it might be something to consider.

I always try to think - write once, read many.
Try to have a naming convention that will keep the confusion demons away for the long term future.

Ken G. Brown

At 11:28 AM -0800 3/13/10, Casey Ransberger apparently wrote:
>Ah, I should have made a statement about what's changed since RC2.
> - Newer Windows VM (3.11.8)
> - Newer Mac VM (4.2.2beta1U, with SparklePlugin.bundle removed, it had issues)
>This should make things a bit more convenient for folks intent on
>doing the closure bootstrap.
>The reason I removed SparklePlugin.bundle: it had some symlinks to
>stuff in the author's local directories (instead of the correct system
>directories) that were breaking my build process. I took John's advice
>and simply removed the bundle. I also fired up the VM to do a sanity
>check and make sure it still worked.
>Thanks everyone! Freedom tastes better than cheese! Say no to mouse traps!
>On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 11:18 AM, Casey Ransberger
><ron.spengler at gmail.com> wrote:
>> People of Squeak,
>> The RC3 distribution of Squeak 4.0 is now available at:
>> http://ftp.squeak.org/4.0alpha/Squeak4.0.rc3.tar.gz
>> http://ftp.squeak.org/4.0alpha/rc3/
>> Please chip in, test it out, and reply to this thread if you see any
>> problems. Classes of problems I'd consider blockers:
>>  - Broken VM
>>  - Corrupt file
>>  - Things to do with the image that potentially block relicensing
>> If all is well, I will go ahead and roll the 4.0 directory structure
>> with all of the other files one usually finds there.
>> Thanks!
>> --
>> Casey Ransberger
>Casey Ransberger

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