[squeak-dev] Cross post to enlighten the eite

H. Hirzel hannes.hirzel at gmail.com
Sat May 7 14:24:19 UTC 2016

- Choose menu 'Tools' -> 'Preferences',
- search for 'swap'
- Change settings of preference 'swapMouseButton'  (exchanges mouse
button 2 and 3).

On 5/7/16, ReliableRobots.com <reliablerobots at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/6/16, Kirk Fraser <overcomer.man at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Byte magazine which published the balloon concept for Smalltalk rising
>> above the ivory tower of a lighthouse guiding the way in a sea of
>> computer
>> languages is out of business. I think it is time for the Squeak balloon
>> to
>> be grounded to connect with the reality of why computer languages exist -
>> to make things easy for application developers.  So I propose all Squeak
>> developers stop "improving" Squeak for one year and spend the time
>> writing
>> useful applications in Squeak.  That could lead to a basket of new ideas
>> for next year.  Maybe make this a regularly scheduled event - a half year
>> for applications and a half year for Squeak?
>> The reason motivating this suggestion is on the advice of a Squeak-Dev
>> member, I downloaded the latest all in one and to my chagrin, I found an
>> improvement that made Squeak as worthless as a balloon full of machine
>> gun
>> holes.    The Workspace window gets halos with a right mouse click on a
>> standard 2 button laptop mouse.  So I'll return to an older Squeak for
> now.
> Hi,
> In which version of Squeak does this happen?  4.6 or 5.0?
> --Hannes
> Not just any 5.0 but 15113, the most recent download available on 5/5/16.
> In college I read teachers discovered innovation for the sake of innovation
> was worthless.  It is time Squeak-Dev learned that and only make useful
> improvements.  I can't remember the Halo ever once being useful.  Take a
> class in SolidWorks and do that in Squeak instead of Morphic an other not
> useful improvements. A fast VM is useful, but sometimes working
> applications are more useful than a library of stubs.

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