[squeak-dev] Installing Squeak on a Raspberry Pi for newcomers

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Wed Jul 2 18:15:41 UTC 2014

On 02-07-2014, at 10:30 AM, Herbert König <herbertkoenig at gmx.net> wrote:

> Hi Tim,
> being an absolute Linux noob, I found my experience very smooth.

Glad to hear it; I hoped there was as simpler way. Even though I’ve used *nix of many sorts for decades I still find it almost completely incomprehensible, totally infuriating and generally Just Plain ‘Orrible.

> I discovered a folder /home/pi/squeak and there I threw image changes and sources via sftp. Everything worked. I have 3.8, 4.4 and 4.5 images by now and the dialogue does what it is advertised for.

That is excellent news. So much simpler!

> What I did (because of the weird things I do) was limit Squeak memory to 384M in the shell script squeak in /usr/bin/. On my Linux virtual server I got throtteled because Squeak creates tons of IO if it can use the whole memory. Different Story.
> For beginners this is not needed, just create a nice zip with (old format) image, changes and sources and unpack it to /home/pi.
> I know it's bad to ask others to do work but wouldn't it be a nice idea to find a RasPi link on the website with a short howto?

Yes, it would be a help. Right now the only easy to point to download is for the all-in-one which then means much joy to extract the right parts. I suppose we might be able to insert a suitable script to extract the image/changes/sources to the proper Pi places. At least that would be easy to explain.

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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