[self-interest] [Ann:] Self on windows

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel at merlintec.com
Mon Dec 9 18:59:47 UTC 2002


thank you very much for this early and wonderful Christmas gift!

On Sunday 08 December 2002 20:35, Albertina Lourenci wrote:
> I would like to know if it is possible to teach
> the tutorial made by Dave and Randy in this windows
> version?

Don't you mean the tutorial by Mario and Randy? If so, then everything 
described there should work with this version with a few exceptions:

  - none of the supplied snapshots includes the bank account object, 
though the tutorial included in Demo.snap teaches you how to build it 
(in fact, there is some overlap between the two tutorials)
  - the "Find slot..." menu option no longer works exactly as described 
in the "Finding inherited methods" section (you should type the method 
name you are looking for in the object's evaluator, select it and only 
then choose "Find slot..." from the menu)
  - the debugger no longer has an "abort" button (use the "x" dismiss 
button instead)
  - it seems that the two bugs described in the pie wedge "baseDrawOn:" 
don't currently exist

These are changes from 4.0 to 4.1.6, not anything that is specific to 
Windows. For the most part, things work exactly the same whether you 
are on a Sparc, a Mac, Linux or Windows.

> If it is possible, please let me know about how many
> Mbytes of memory I shall have? A PC with 500 MBytes
> RAM memory is enough?

A machine with half as much would probably work fine. Since the "good" 
compiler isn't there, it is important to have a fast processor. But 
even on my 233MHz Pentium II machine it is usable.

> And what about the Linux version?

Same thing.

> Which one is better? Which one should I try?

The Windows version requires two extra packages, so it might be harder 
for you to set it up. If you don't already have a Linux machine, 
however, then getting Cygwin/XFree to work is easier than changing 

-- Jecel

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