[squeak-dev] try.squeak.org is in need of some love
David T. Lewis
lewis at mail.msen.com
Sat Dec 10 01:01:00 UTC 2016
You may need to give some context when you point folks at the try.squeak.org
page, and maybe give a warning concerning browser variations.
To me, try.squeak.org is absolutely amazing because I have a fairly good idea
of what it is doing, and I appreciate the value of extreme portability. After
all, squeakjs is already achieving a level of run-time portability that exceeds
anything that has ever been accomplished in any C-based VM /ever/.
But if I did not know that, and you just told me to go look at the web page,
I would be completely unimpressed.
On Fri, Dec 09, 2016 at 04:26:06PM -0800, tim Rowledge wrote:
> There???s been an interesting thread on the RaspberryPi forums where I???ve been arguing the benefits of Smalltalk. I tried pointing people to try.squeak.org but it seems they had a lot of problems working out what was going on and what to do. It certainly isn???t the prettiest page I???ve seen and it really doesn???t sell itself well.
> I understand the urge to put the minisqueak image up as the first thing because it is so fast to get going, but it isn???t our best advert. Monochrome, no explanations, no guidance, nothing. Maybe if we made a version that introduced itself better and even provided a way to fire up some of the other examples it could actually replace almost the entire page content?
> I also got complaints that attempting to click on any of the other image URLs failed, though no details. They do all seem to work for me, but again , it would be much more attractive if the demo versions were better set up.I was going to point people to http://blackpagedigital.com/squeak/ as well but like phil reported it seems to be dead right now. I know it was working early yesterday because Craig pointed me to it! Can???t get anything out of snowglobe either :-(
> tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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