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Re: New User

From: bill-auger
Subject: Re: New User
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 20:51:28 -0400

gst-browser is the gnu-smalltalk "IDE" - it offers a very
similar experience to the graphical smalltalks - it would be a
good idea to familiarize yourself with it, if you ever plan to
use other smalltalk dialects; but unlike other smalltalk
dialects, it is only a convenience (strictly optional)

AFAIK, gst-browser was intended primarily as a stepping-stone, to
ease the transition, for the benefit of people who are already
familiar with one of the graphical smalltalk dialects - however,
the primary characteristic feature of gnu-smalltalk, is to escape
from the isolated squeaky "world", allowing the use of standard
development tools and workflows (your preferred text editor,
your preferred VCS, editing/debugging over SSH, etc)

On Sat, 10 Jul 2021 10:56:46 -0400 Joseph wrote:
> I can't get gst-browser to launch due to the bug I've seen mentioned already 
> in the mailing list.

FWIW, it is not obvious that the "bug" you referred to is
actually a bug that could be fixed upstream - the experiments
show that it works on some distros and not others; which
suggests that the bug is in those specific broken distro
packages, not the upstream code-base

that means you have two simple options (at least)

1. report the bug to your distro and ask them to fix it
2. use another distro

you could begin with #2; but it is better for everyone if the
bug gets reported to the people who could fix it - if the distro
packager does not respond, or can not fix the bug, then that
gives all the more merit to option #2

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