We're pleased to announce a new Self release. The major addition is the availability of the optimizing compiler (the Simple Inlining Compiler, or SIC) for the PowerPC. As a result, Self on Mac OS X now runs significantly faster!
This is great. Thanks a lot!
PS There is a problem with the Sun web servers dropping connections during a file download. Until this problem is fixed, we recommend the use of the wget Unix utility. (Wget attempts to continue a download, despite server errors, and we have found it capable of fully downloading the Self release packages.)
Another option is curl. For Mac users, Jaguar doesn't ship with wget, but it does include curl.
These two statements will do the trick.
-- C. Ramakrishnan firstname.lastname@example.org