[self-interest] Self 4.4 Alpha 1 Release

Jan Vrany vranyj1 at fel.cvut.cz
Fri Feb 6 07:10:06 UTC 2009


good job! 
There are several Solaris/SPARC machines at my uni. 
Maybe I'll able to manage dedicated Solaris zone
(kind of virtual machine) for you on one of that 
machines. I'll ask our admins next week. 

Regards, Jan

On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 15:02 +1100, Russell Allen wrote:
> 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 selflanguage.org
> 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.
> Best,
> Russell

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