Hi all,

I've made some more changes and a new version, which is at:


You can now start an empty VM without a snapshot, then use the Open Terminal button to open the REPL. This way you can build a snapshot from source.

I think this now gets us pretty much all the functionality of the command line version, so unless anyone has any better ideas I'm declaring this the path we'll take for Self 4.5

One question for you all: should we do a similar Self Control app for Linux? And if so, how?

Let me know how you go,


On 25/03/2012, at 1:10 PM, ungar@mac.com wrote:


Great name!

- David

On Mar 24, 2012, at 7:02 PM, Russell Allen wrote:


I've made some more changes and a new version, which is at:

I've renamed it Self Control.app for the moment at least. If we're going to be vague we should at least have a pun.

Using Gnu Screen, there is now a button called "Open Terminal". Select an open snapshot in the list and click the button, and then the Terminal.app will open a new window showing the Self prompt.

So now you don't have to open your snapshots from the command line to take advantage of the prompt when things go wrong :)

Let me know how you go,


On 29/02/2012, at 3:57 AM, Rob Grainger wrote:


Self Centre shurely

From: David Ungar
Sent: 28/02/2012 15:41
To: self-interest@yahoogroups.com
Cc: self-interest@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [self-interest] Experimental VM manager for OS X to try



- David (from iPad, typos likely)

On Feb 28, 2012, at 7:19 AM, Jim Wise <jwise@draga.com> wrote:

> David Ungar <ungar@me.com> writes:
>> I like SelfVM, never liked Manager--it's too vague.
> SelfControl?
> SelfHelp?
> SelfStarter?
> --
> Jim Wise
> jwise@draga.com