Hi Sellers,

Continuing our duck theme, I have just released Self 2017.1 “Mandarin” named after this beautiful Aix galericulata:

There is a blog post at: https://blog.selflanguage.org/2017/05/24/self-mandarin-2017-1/

Self 2017.1 is downloadable for Linux x86 (.zip) and MacOS (.dmg), or you can build it yourself from the GitHub source tree.

There is also a handbook included and available to read online.

The main self site and the handbook are running on a Self webserver (Stability not guaranteed :)

A brief change log is:

New features:





In a few days I will try to do a blog post/mailing list email setting out the immediate plans for Self 2017.2, which I’d like to do in about 6 months time.

:) Russell

On 3 May 2017, at 5:02 pm, Russell Allen mail@russell-allen.com [self-interest] <self-interest@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

I’ve put a new dev release up at:

The change was to fix a bug preventing us compiling on Linux on new GCCs. As part of this, the build is now built on Ubuntu 16:04 (32 bit) not 14:04.

Next stop Self 2017.1


On 2 Mar 2017, at 3:05 pm, Russell Allen mail@russell-allen.com [self-interest] <self-interest@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



I haven’t done a Self release for a bit (ahem).

There’s lots of good things we could do with Self so I think we need to draw a line, do a release and move on from there.

I’ve built a development release based on the dev branch on the Github repo. The files are:

If you find yourself at a loose end, please download and try to run. Let me know any show stopping problems, otherwise in a fortnight I’ll do a release of Self 2017.1 

After we’ve done that, I’ll set out my own personal roadmap for the next release :)