[squeak-dev] Linux VM packages (was: Squeak Oversight Board minutes ? 10/18/11)

Jecel Assumpcao Jr. jecel at merlintec.com
Thu Oct 20 13:55:46 UTC 2011

David T. Lewis wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 04:49:33PM -0300, Jecel Assumpcao Jr. wrote:
> > [my old Linux system]
> To check my understanding, you are using the 4.0.3-2202 because you
> are stuck on an older Linux version, and the newer VMs do not run on
> that older platform due to runtime library differences on the older
> Linux system that you use versus the newer Linux system on which the
> VM was compiled. Is that right?

I have not yet tested newer VMs, but there is a good chance that they
will work even on Fedora 10. What I was trying to say is that there are
many different situations out there and we should not attempt to support
most of them, like mine. About people being "smart enough", we have to
pick some situations where they aren't and make it "just work" for them
and, unfortunately, let the rest take care of themselves.

In another email you suggested a role of an official Squeak ambassador
for dealing with the various package mantainers in the Linux
distributions, right? I think that is a good idea - most such mantainers
take care of many packages other than Squeak and don't have time to pay
too much attention to what we do nor do they know very much about it. If
someone had the emails of all these people and could keep them updated
and answer their questions it would help a lot.

-- Jecel

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