[Cuis-dev] [Ann] First sketch of Cuis 6.1 release - Please REVIEW and TEST!

Ezequiel Birman ebirman77 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 08:42:40 PST 2023

I speak on behalf of the users that don't know what they want, and if they
knew, they wouldn't know how to express it :P.

I looked into what asdf-vm does for VM-hosted languages like Erlang, Java,
and the like. For Java when you type `asdf install java ` and press TAB you
get a combination of java distributions and versions of the form
<distribution>-<version number>, E.g. “corretto-21.0.1”,
“temurin-jre-21.0.1+12.0.LTS”, “graalvm-community-22.3.3+java17”, and so
on; not really what we need. I guess that the best experience in this
regard is currently provided by the Pharo Launcher
<https://github.com/pharo-project/pharo-launcher>. Maybe I (we?) can take a
look and see if it is hackable to the point that we can benefit from
forking it?


On Thu, 21 Dec 2023 at 13:52, Juan Vuletich <juan at cuis.st> wrote:

> Hi Ezequiel,
> On 12/20/2023 8:18 PM, Ezequiel Birman via Cuis-dev wrote:
> Tested on Linux and also with a Docker container. All good.
> Thanks for testing!
> What I'm missing from the current way of handling Cuis installs, is the
> possibility to easily set a default image and startup/configuration script
> directories probably along the lines of the XDG Base directory
> specification
> <https://specifications.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-latest.html>
> and the equivalent for Mac.
> Btw, lately I became fond of https://asdf-vm.com/ for managing multiple
> runtime versions in general, I didn't give it much thought but maybe it
> could also be an alternative way to install Cuis.
> With this new folder structure and included VMs, the goal is to ease the
> experience for new and casual users, while giving experienced users the
> flexibility they neeed to set up the environment(s) that works best for
> them.
> What kind of user are you thinking about? What would their setup look like?
> Thanks,
> On Wed, 20 Dec 2023 at 17:56, Ezequiel Birman <ebirman77 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Juan. Thanks for the experiments!
>> CuisExperiments003 on  main took 2s
>>> ❯ CuisVM.app/Contents/MacOS/Squeak CuisImage/Cuis6.1.image
>> Runs successfully on my MacBook Air. I'll try the Linux script as soon as
>> possible. Let me know if you need me to test something in particular.
>> Merry Christmas, Festivus, and new year!
> --
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