There is certain to be some time lost just getting computers connected and configured. That time would be minimized if we had CD's on-hand with install programs and any software that is to be shared with the group.
It seems it would be good to bring:
- Smalltalk install software for all dialects
- CVS for all platforms
- Operating System install CDs
- Partition Magic
- Extra ethernet cables (to reach between rooms).
I'll bring about 50 CDs with GSNC 5.1.3 for Linux. I'll also bring the latest pre-release of GBS 5.1.4 that will work as a GemStone Client for VA and VW on many platforms (not just Linux). I'll also have one CDROM with several Smalltalk dialects that I was able to download over the web:
I might be able to burn a dozen or so CDs with whatever people would like to distribute at the Camp. Although, we might not need the CDs once we have our network configured.
- Dolphin 3.04 (requires unlock)
- Dolphin 2.1 (non-commercial)
- GNU Smalltalk
- Little Smalltalk 4.0
- Smalltalk MT
- Squeak 2.6
Paul, good idea! Squeak is up to 2.7 now. For our purposes, it would probably be a good idea to get Squeak 2.7, update it to 2.8a as detailed at minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/982, and put that on the CD.
While on the subject of CDs, it would be great if someone from Cincom brought a bunch of VW5i.1 and VW3.0 NC CDs, and someone from IBM brought a bunch of VA Try and Buy CDs. -Bob Hartwig
I'll be bringing about 50 VA ST 5.0 Try & Buy CDs. -John O'Keefe
Eliot's working on bringing 50 VWNC CDs. -Peter Hatch
I have cut 40, and the VW XML Framework is finally available. Eliot Miranda.
I have the latest versions of SUnit for all dialects except for QKS and St/X. I also have an ANSI version in SIF. Since they all fit on one floppy (amazing how far Kent got on 4 classes and a dozen methods ;-), there shouldn't be any problem copying them around. Joseph Pelrine
I think everyone should bring a copy of VNC server and viewer installed on their system. We can collaborate over the network by using the shared mode of VNC to share a common desktop. It's a bit like pcANYWHERE, but it is cross platform (Macintosh, Windows, X-WIndows, Java). Very cool. Mark Schwenk