Updates 'R' Us

Dan Ingalls DanI at wdi.disney.com
Tue May 26 04:17:56 UTC 1998

Folks -

Well, you have heard about automatic code updates in Squeak 2.0.  Now is your chance to try them out.  If you are connected to the Internet, all you should have to do is:  

	Start with a reasonably clean copy of 2.0,
	choose 'help...' from the screen menu, and
	then choose 'update code from server' in the next menu.

After a modest delay, you should see a progress bar as each update rolls in, and then a confirmation of how many updates were received (this will depend on when you get around to trying this).  You should then save a copy of this image, as it will save you time not to have to repeat this process every time you want to get a clean image.

To give you a sense of how this can impact life between changes, I believe that every bug report so far since the release of 2.0 is dealt with in this first set of six changes.

	Causes fileIn to recognize and save ChangeSet preambles.
	A proper fix to the erratic FileList scrollbar.
	Moves server globals into class ServerDirectory.
	Enables option menus in morphic browsers.
	Fixes pc selection during debugger step.
	Makes aboutThisSystem work when you have no updates
	(which won't be so after the update but, oh, well...;-)

The update facility is primarily the work of Ted Kaehler, although it owes much to the underlying socket support built a while back by John Maloney.

	- Dan

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