Has anyone succesfully installed squeak on RH 8.0?

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Fri Jan 10 16:02:59 UTC 2003

On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 06:45:49AM -0800, Jim.Gettys at hp.com wrote:
> > 
> > Another interesting name on the list. Your _X_Window_System_ (Scheifler &
> > Gettys) is on the bookshelf near at hand.
> Thanks.  I'm here having been impressed by a talk Alan Kay gave us here 
> recently on Squeak, and having a bright almost 8 year old, to see if it 
> is something she might enjoy.
> I joined the list as I was having trouble installing on RH8.0 (I haven't 
> had time to really get things going even so yet, preparing for a talk
> I have to give today).
> I do note that (in 3.2) the X port needs work to take advantage
> of new X technologies (e.g. Xft2, fontconfig); Squeak 3.2 is ugly
> relative to up to date X applications (that do high quality fonts and
> AA imaging for flat panels).  If someone is interested, I'd
> be happy to point them in the right direction, as in the short term
> I'm mostly here as a user trying to get Squeak installed and running
> on Linux.

I'll note in passing that nobody has gotten around to writing an X window
manager in Squeak yet. Not that the world is in desperate need of yet
another window manager (I'm perfectly happy with KDE myself), but
full-screen Squeak might make an interesting alternative.


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