“Turn me on dead man” (The Beatles)

The Collaborative for Croquet should be good to go, again. Get the new download.

We’ve lengthened the fuse on self-destructing deleted stuff and improved the error logging, and have not seen further “no such object” errors. (Except for one person who was using an older version. This beta release doesn’t check your version, but I could tell from the error report that it was something we fixed two versions ago.)

Also, the Macintosh VM that was included in the last download had gotten miscopied somewhere along the chain. Testing the new .zip confirms that it works on Mac and Windows. (Linux folks will have to test on their own.)

Anyway, this beta version still doesn’t have anything to reset itself if someone does manage to crash things, so if it takes longer than a minute or two to connect, let us know.

About Stearns

Howard Stearns works at High Fidelity, Inc., creating the metaverse. Mr. Stearns has a quarter century experience in systems engineering, applications consulting, and management of advanced software technologies. He was the technical lead of University of Wisconsin's Croquet project, an ambitious project convened by computing pioneer Alan Kay to transform collaboration through 3D graphics and real-time, persistent shared spaces. The CAD integration products Mr. Stearns created for expert system pioneer ICAD set the market standard through IPO and acquisition by Oracle. The embedded systems he wrote helped transform the industrial diamond market. In the early 2000s, Mr. Stearns was named Technology Strategist for Curl, the only startup founded by WWW pioneer Tim Berners-Lee. An expert on programming languages and operating systems, Mr. Stearns created the Eclipse commercial Common Lisp programming implementation. Mr. Stearns has two degrees from M.I.T., and has directed family businesses in early childhood education and publishing.

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  1. P.S. There are several issues for long initial connection times. See http://wetmachine.com/i

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