Monthly Archives: September 2012

Podcasting in a Virtual World

We had to fight pretty hard with the technology, but it was an amazing event for us and is a wonderful technology and perhaps a future of podcasting and/or virtual meetings. Smalltalkers are listening VASmalltalk in Presentation

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VASmalltalk – Reconfiguration of PlatformFunctions

When accessing the ICU library one could consider to handle the problem of using different versions of ICU. The creators of ICU actually have a very “pessimistic” view of using a DLL: for each new version they create new names … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – ICU 08.05.02-49.01.21

I’ve just published a new version to VastGoodies – the first one after the Pharo/Squeak port and introduces some of the structures from there. As the Pharo version now the VA version reconfigures itselfs according to the libraries it may … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – log4s and its design limitations

Perhaps you have read this last year and now the problems with the TimeZone management I mentioned with the 8.5.2 release. In that release log messages were used in the timeZone-code. The most interesting part is how the author of … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – Daylight Saving Time and ICU support

To get rid of these problems with DST I changed the startUp of ICU MSKICUApp>>startUp | estzd | MSKLocale clearCurrent. “Patching the errors in 8.5.2 – does nothing on earlier releases” “nicer way – thanks to Tom Koschate” estzd := … Continue reading

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ESUG 2012 slides

The slides for this year ESUG are online available at ESUG 2012. Were these talks also recorded ?

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VASmalltalk – Installation: What happens if …

… I do install an update (e.g. 8.5.2) and I have a minimized VA 8.5.1 running on my platform ? Ever ask you this question ? I tried it and found out, that you might end up in a full … Continue reading

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