squeak portability problem

Dwight Hughes dwighth at ipa.net
Tue Aug 10 17:16:35 UTC 1999

I just grabbed the mini.image and mini.changes from
and plopped the image on top of my 2.4c VM for Windows and it opened
fine at 1 bit depth (BTW, 2 bit depth is not supported under Windows).
My VM is Squeak24c.exe dated May 8, 1999 from Andreas Raab's site at

So, I'm not sure what is going on with your image -- I tried 1, 4, and 8
bit depths - all worked fine. This is all under WinNT4sp5.

-- Dwight

Stefan Rieken wrote:
> Hello,
> I tried the image small.image form www.squeak.org, not on a PDA, but on
> a PC, with Windows as well as Linux.
> The Windows version went black. The Linux version however seemed to have
> a check for this and thus returned an error message "depth 1 not
> supported".
> Further checks made clear that a depth lower than 16 (8 or 1) could not
> in anyway be set on either Windows or Linux Squeak 2.4c. This is in
> conflict with the promise that Squeak code would run on any machine that
> has a VM for it. So how on earth could this be?
> (I would understand off course, PDA's not being able to do depths > 1,
> but the other way around should do.)
> Greets,
> Stefan

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