A squeak3.4 VM will be needed
edoneel at sdf.lonestar.org
Fri Jan 17 15:38:50 UTC 2003
Hi Stephane and others,
Part of the reason why I build the released packages
and then promote them on the webpage is so that folks
can download them and get a reasonable but small
set with what they need for Squeak. For 3.2 there
should be released packages for most common systems
which contain what you need to get started, ie, vm,
common plugins, V3sources, and an image/changes combo.
I don't do this for non final release, ie, 3.3, and 3.4 up
to now, since I feel that:
- 3.2 is good enough for most users
- while squeak is very stable and alpha releases
tend to be better than other production versions
of some other software, beginners should start
with the released software.
I could construct a readme which contains the
released date of different files in the package that
are known to work together.
Is there something else that could be done here
short of re-versioning VMs to match image versions?
Or would some readme saying that
- MacVMs from version X to Y are known to work but
newer ones like work.
- UnixVMs from usw.
Stephane Ducasse <ducasse at iam.unibe.ch> wrote:
> Hi andreas
> My main concern is that when we will have the final 3.4 version, I
> would like to have packages that contain v3sources, 3.4.image,
> 3.4.changes and a ****3.2.8bVM***
> Just to have a consistency it would be good to have the VM named 3.4
> this way we can explain fairly easily to newbies. Use this VM ;)
> I think that having coherent public packages is ***really*** important.
> For us internally
> I do not really care, but I can tell you that for my wife and the guy
> maintaining her school (not even a VB expert) this is the mess to have
> 3.2 and 3.4 and not knowing what they can remove.
> On Thursday, January 16, 2003, at 11:27 PM, Andreas Raab wrote:
> > So what exactly signifies a "3.4 VM"?!
> > Cheers,
> > - Andreas
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: squeak-dev-admin at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> >> [mailto:squeak-dev-admin at lists.squeakfoundation.org] On
> >> Behalf Of Stephane Ducasse
> >> Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 8:06 PM
> >> To: squeak dev
> >> Subject: A squeak3.4 VM will be needed
> >> Hi
> >> To simplify the perception of Squeak it would be good to have
> >> a VM with
> >> a name 3.4
> >> when 3.4 will be out. Can we have that?
> >> Stef
> >> Dr. Stéphane DUCASSE (ducasse at iam.unibe.ch)
> >> http://www.iam.unibe.ch/~ducasse/
> >> "if you knew today was your last day on earth, what would you do
> >> different? ... especially if, by doing something different, today
> >> might not be your last day on earth" Calvin&Hobbes
> Dr. Stéphane DUCASSE (ducasse at iam.unibe.ch)
> "if you knew today was your last day on earth, what would you do
> different? ... especially if, by doing something different, today
> might not be your last day on earth" Calvin&Hobbes
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