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Re: New User

From: Joseph Turco
Subject: Re: New User
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 02:05:55 +0000 (UTC)

Ah OK. I have never used a smalltalk IDE so for me I don't see the benefit for 
it (yet). In regards to the bug, I'll see if I can report it to Debian somehow.

Jul 10, 2021 8:53:28 PM bill-auger <>:

> 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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