applications (was: newbie question)

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel at
Mon Jun 3 19:06:46 UTC 2002

On Monday 03 June 2002 02:46, Arjen wrote:
> PS It seems some applications, like a webbrowser, have
> been removed. Don't these work any longer or is this a
> licensing issue ?

The web browser was available in the Demo snapshot in early 4.1 
releases but with a warning that neither it nor the screen sharing 
feature worked on the Mac. I didn't notice that it had been dropped, 
but the recent focus has been on the Mac so I am not surprized. Also 
note that the web browser was created in 1995 and can't handle tables, 
backgrounds, frames and other things that are important (unfortunately, 
in my opinion) in most of today's pages.

The only other thing that is no longer available (I think) is the 
Smalltalk emulator. I have made a 4.1 snapshot derived from 
BareBones.snap and including Smalltalk available as (5.8MB):

This isn't very convenient. It would be better to have the applications 
loadable separately rather than a full snapshot. Normal text modules 
aren't quite enough for this. The transporter also has code for binary 
modules, but I never tested them.

-- Jecel

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