Self 4.4 Alpha 1 Release

Russell Allen mail at
Fri Feb 6 04:02:34 UTC 2009

Hi guys,

I haven't been able to find the time to put together a fully functional 
release, but I have noticed that there have been a large number of hits 
to the new website (55,047 pages since launch), so I've put together an 
initial alpha to get things moving.

Download it from

What we have is:

- Working MacOS X VM with installer
- Working Linux x86 VM
- Freshly built Clean.snap

Currently missing is:

- an updated Demo.snap
- Sparc and Intel Solaris VMs.  I don't have easy access to a Sparc 
machine and would greatly appreciate it if someone who does could help 
out.  It would be a great pity to have to abandon Self's first platform!
- release documentation, notes etc.

Please read the short ReadMe file!

Unfortunately the Snapshot and MacOS X VM form a pair; you can't open 
Clean.snap in a 4.3 VM so be wary if you already have a 4.3 VM on your 
system that your Mac doesn't try to use it instead of the new one.  How 
to handle VM versioning is a subject I'd like to discuss with anyone 
with experience in it.

This is an initial alpha and hasn't been tested.  Everything is up for 
change including distribution methods, packaging etc.  Please comment 
and try out; in particular please sing out if the Linux VM doesn't work 
on your distro.



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