thank you very much for this early and wonderful Christmas gift!
On Sunday 08 December 2002 20:35, Albertina Lourenci wrote:
I would like to know if it is possible to teach the tutorial made by Dave and Randy in this windows version?
Don't you mean the tutorial by Mario and Randy? If so, then everything described there should work with this version with a few exceptions:
- none of the supplied snapshots includes the bank account object, though the tutorial included in Demo.snap teaches you how to build it (in fact, there is some overlap between the two tutorials) - the "Find slot..." menu option no longer works exactly as described in the "Finding inherited methods" section (you should type the method name you are looking for in the object's evaluator, select it and only then choose "Find slot..." from the menu) - the debugger no longer has an "abort" button (use the "x" dismiss button instead) - it seems that the two bugs described in the pie wedge "baseDrawOn:" don't currently exist
These are changes from 4.0 to 4.1.6, not anything that is specific to Windows. For the most part, things work exactly the same whether you are on a Sparc, a Mac, Linux or Windows.
If it is possible, please let me know about how many Mbytes of memory I shall have? A PC with 500 MBytes RAM memory is enough?
A machine with half as much would probably work fine. Since the "good" compiler isn't there, it is important to have a fast processor. But even on my 233MHz Pentium II machine it is usable.
And what about the Linux version?
Which one is better? Which one should I try?
The Windows version requires two extra packages, so it might be harder for you to set it up. If you don't already have a Linux machine, however, then getting Cygwin/XFree to work is easier than changing OSes.