[Pharo-project] Which COG VM?

Johan Brichau johan at inceptive.be
Sun Jan 22 08:50:15 EST 2012


I think somebody that maintains the website needs to replace the VM that is linked on the download page with the latest VM built in Jenkins.

I had the same issues but when I switched to the latest built on Jenkins, I had no issues anymore.

On 20 Jan 2012, at 22:31, Stéphane Ducasse wrote:

> On which machines are working your students?
> Because on mac we do not see any problems.
> BTW do you machine (windows) have tune off the virus check because this is often a cause for trouble.
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>> 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.
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>> The COG that I used about a year ago (Jann–March 2011 timeframe), in contrast, seemed rock solid, although it might have been slower.
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>> 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.   
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>> 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?
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>> 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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> This is really strange because we work all with Pharo like mad and we do not experience that and some of us are really doing crazy think like swapping class and their instances out of the image, or generation assembly on the fly, or changing the event loop…
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>> 	Andrew
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