[Pharo-users] Windows installation broken?

Tim Mackinnon tim at testit.works
Mon Jun 18 09:55:51 EDT 2018

> Do you have enough balls to call out Steph for his obviously wrong decision

That’s a bit provocative - I think the launcher is pretty good, and helps ensure people get correct versions of things as well as feel more comfortable checking out newer Pharo’s (like 7) or other projects. I’ll admit I've blown hot and cold on it over the last few years - but I’ve come back to it, as it is a nice tool - we just need to rally around and fix it on Windows - and ideally ensure its got some tests to show if its broken.

Possibly we could make the download page a bit clearer? But that’s a simple Bug report.

I actually admire the drive to push things on - and now is the time to rally around together as we’ve had a lot of changes that need stabilising so that exciting things like documenter can hit main stream as well.


> On 18 Jun 2018, at 14:39, Herbert Vojčík <herby at mailbox.sk> wrote:
> horrido wrote on 18. 6. 2018 0:04:
>> This is what concerns me. I don't care that there are workarounds
>> (undocumented or hard to find).
>> I care that Windows is a most popular development platform. I care that
>> newcomers to Pharo easily find what they need to get started. I care about
>> Pharo's reputation.
>> The last thing Pharo needs is a black eye.
> Do you have enough balls to call out Steph for his obviously wrong decision to push Launcher down the users' throats and make him revert to working installers / zips? Cause AFAICT there's the bottleneck atm.
> Herby
>> Travis Ayres wrote
>>> I wonder how many people tried Pharo, thought "Oh this is totally broken"
>>> and are never going to give it a second (or third) chance.
>>> On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 11:26 AM,
>>> phil@
>>>  <
>>> phil@
>>> >
>>> wrote:
>>>> The current website shows the wrong link, the installer for the bleeding
>>>> edge is the wrong one in files.
>>>> The situation on the Windows front is very very bad and not really
>>>> improving.
>>>> That being said, the installer on the CI is the right one and works.
>>>> so, steal the installer from here: https://ci.inria.fr/pharo-ci-
>>>> jenkins2/job/PharoLauncher
>>>> This is the one you want:
>>>> https://ci.inria.fr/pharo-ci-jenkins2/job/PharoLauncher/
>>>> For having the latest lastet everything, go to the launcher settings, get
>>>> into the devmode and open monticello and load the latest packages.
>>>> Phil
>> --
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