[Vm-dev] Is Smalltalk>>#vmVersion correct?

John M McIntosh johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Tue Mar 16 18:19:10 UTC 2010

That only describes what version of the image was used to build the VM slang code. 
It is at best misleading. 

The macintosh VM will answer 
'Squeak3.8.1 of ''28 Aug 2006'' [latest update: #6747] Squeak VM 4.2.3b1'
Since we also pull the CFBundleShortVersionString from the info.plist for the app, which can be altered by the user.
The fact the latest VMMaker code is loaded into a 3.8.1 image from Aug of 2006 is quite misleading and meaningless for the question I think you are asking? 

Perhaps you might try  
SmalltalkImage current getSystemAttribute: 1006
'Mac Carbon 4.2.3b1 13-Mar-10 >551DCCD5-0515-4A91-9316-73DCCB7E7C66<'
and see what that says? 

Also see 

On 2010-03-16, at 10:07 AM, Chris Muller wrote:

> I thought I was running the new VM, but I'm getting  'Squeak3.10.2 of
> ''5 June 2008'' [latest update: #7179]'.
> Has this been updated in the VM or do I have a problem?

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