[self-interest] getting started

Chris Double chris.double at double.co.nz
Sat Oct 17 23:08:08 UTC 2015

On Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 11:28 PM, Otto Behrens otto at finworks.biz
[self-interest] <self-interest at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> I'm a complete newbie, so please excuse. I have been Smalltalking for a long time and would like to learn self. I downloaded the vm and Clean.snap (on linux). I cloned http://github.com/russellallen/self and tried to run the worldBuilder.self in the cloned tree. (VM# 'self/objects/worldBuilder.self' _RunScript). It's a bit hard for me to read the stack that the VM spews out, but it appears as if my setup is not correct.

Change to the objects directory before running the VM:

$ cd self/objects/
$ /path/to/vm/Self
$ 'worldBuilder.self' _RunScript
> desktop open

> What should I be reading first to get going? Should I read more in the handbook first? Should I be put the files in a specific directory structure? How do you recommend I get into self?

Browse the handbook and play around with the running system. I have
some screencasts that show some use of the Self UI that may give an
idea of navigating: http://bluishcoder.co.nz/tags/self/


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