[squeak-dev] loading VM for the Mac
javier_diaz_r at mac.com
Sun Jan 11 17:19:06 UTC 2009
On 11/01/2009, at 11:27, Trygve Reenskaug wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am expecting a visit from a Mac user and try to prepare for the
> installation of Squeak on his machine. The task proves too hard for
> my limited brain.
> I go to http://www.squeak.org/Download/
> First I try to download latest release for Mac. I get a Zip file
> with two directories:
> A subdirectory of the first is a different Squeak3.10.2-7179-basic.
> I find the other subdirectories utterly confusing.
> Is this supposed to be the simplest entry into Squeak for a Mac
> user? Surely a README file would be useful here.
> The Download page also has links into the individual files. I now
> have to choose between MacOSX (Universal) and MacOS 7.5.5 to 9.2. A
> Mac user would know what to choose here. I hope the choice isn't the
> latter, because MacOS 7.5.5 to 9.2 is a dead link. MacOSX
> (Universal) lead to the above mentioned two subdirectories, but with
> different contents?
> May be all this is perfectly clear to a Mac user. I'll find out when
> my friend gets here.
> Trygve Reenskaug mailto: trygver at ifi.uio.no
> Morgedalsvn. 5A http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~trygver
> N-0378 Oslo Tel: (+47) 22 49 57 27
That is because you are expanding the .zip in Windows, the __MACOSX
directory is an invisible directory created by the Mac OS for extra
files used by the Finder.
The other directory is an .app, that is the VM is a "bundle", the
trick is in the mac the finder shows the bundle as one file not as a
So expand the .zip in a mac, don't bother with windows.
More information about the Squeak-dev