[self-interest] Trouble downloading Self snapshots

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel at merlintec.com
Sat May 17 01:37:25 UTC 2003

On Friday 16 May 2003 16:18, Phil Thompson wrote:
> Hi there a college mentioned Self to me when we were having a chat
> about pure OO languages so I thought I'd give it a go.
> I've downloaded the Cygwin version and managed to get the VM# prompt
> but can't download either of the snapshots.
> The file sizes are:
> Demo.snap.gz 12.9MB
> Empty.snap.gz 15.8MB

How odd... the uncompressed size of Demo.snap for me is 12478724 bytes, 
which gzip can reduce down to just 3312508 bytes. I would try to just 
rename Demo.snap.gz to Demo.snap and see if Self can't load it. If it 
is uncompressed, then the first hundred bytes or so are actually in 
text form and you should be able to read them using "less" or "more".

Good luck!
-- Jecel

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