[Etoys] BUG: Squeak-3.10 VM and ubuntu

Markus Schlager m.slg at gmx.de
Thu Mar 5 17:03:10 EST 2009

On Thu, 5 Mar 2009, Bert Freudenberg wrote:

> On 05.03.2009, at 19:40, Markus Schlager wrote:
>> I do know, this is the wrong mailing-list for this issue.
> Indeed. Why don't you bring this up on a Scratch forum?

Sorry, I thought of it as an issue with the VM, not with the image, since 
I experienced the same behavior with an ordinary Squeak-3.9-image as well. 
I was not aware, that the Etoys-Image handles this event the right way.

>> Problem description:
>> When running squeak with a Squeak-3.10-VM (tested with 3.10-1 and
>> 3.10-4) an ubuntu hardy, it is not possible to close squeak by closing the
>> squeak-window with Alt+F4 nor with the x-icon. It doesn't happen anything.
> The VM was changed to not kill the image but send it a close event. John said 
> he would handle that event in the next Scratch release. I pointed him to the 
> relevant changeset from the Etoys image:
> http://tinlizzie.org/updates/etoys/updates/1574WindowEvents-JMM-bf.cs
> The other platforms' VMs were changed, too, although there the new behavior 
> is optional.
> The problem on X11 always was that it was too simple to accidentally quit 
> Squeak. There was no confirmation dialog as on Windows, or a specific menu 
> item as on the Mac. So I find the new behavior much safer.

I fully agree with this.

>> This is a real Problem when running Scratch on Linux, since this is the
>> only way to close a Scratch.
> Some Scratch versions do have a quit button ...

Never seen any yet.


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