[Pharo-project] Which COG VM?
Andrew P. Black
black at cs.pdx.edu
Fri Jan 20 10:16:05 EST 2012
The latest COG VM, pointed to from the Pharo-project download page, CogVM-*-13307.zip, seems to be a little unstable. Many students have been reporting that it just hangs while doing nothing more than editing (not saving) text, and I have seen long hangs while doing trivial things — these look to me like synchronization bugs.
The COG that I used about a year ago (Jann–March 2011 timeframe), in contrast, seemed rock solid, although it might have been slower.
I have two questions. First, where can I find an archive of PRE_BUILT VMs. I don't want to give my students (or myself) the task of building a VM from scratch.
Second, how can I find out what version of COG I'm running? SmalltalkImage current versionLabel doesn't work. SmalltalkImage current buildDate gives me a date, but how does that relate to the version numbers that I see in on the COG web site?
Thanks. I want my students to have a good starting experience with Pharo, and they are not. They are messing around trying to retrieve source from hosed images :-(
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