Trouble downloading Self snapshots

Phil Thompson phil at
Sat May 17 08:38:53 UTC 2003

Thanks I didn't think of that but I used lynx in Cygwin to download 
the gzips and it worked. However, I've now found that Self/x86 
doesn't work with the latest version of Cygwin so I'm downloading 
Knoppix but I'll have a dedicated linux box soon so should be a bit 
simpler after that.


--- In self-interest at, Jecel Assumpcao Jr 
<jecel at m...> wrote:
> On Friday 16 May 2003 16:18, Phil Thompson wrote:
> > Hi there a college mentioned Self to me when we were having a 
> > 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# 
> > 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 
> which gzip can reduce down to just 3312508 bytes. I would try to 
> rename Demo.snap.gz to Demo.snap and see if Self can't load it. If 
> is uncompressed, then the first hundred bytes or so are actually 
> text form and you should be able to read them using "less" 
or "more".
> Good luck!
> -- Jecel

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