2003-12-05 15:18:24 UTC
A new Live Update is available for Dolphin Smalltalk XP 5.1 to bring it up
to Patch Level 3 (5.1.3). This patch level contains 32 bug fixes and
enhancements for the Value Edition, and 33 for Standard and Professional
Editions. These are listed here in the release notes:
If you use a source-code control system then you should pay particular
attention to the notes associated with item #1397. If you have written your
own tools or extensions, #1402 may require you to make some modifications to
The patches are free updates that can be applied to any Dolphin 5.1 image by
double-clicking the Dolphin Live Update icon in the System Folder. You'll
need to be connected to the Internet at the time and Dolphin will then
access our web site to download the available patches. If you have not
previously downloaded patch level 1 or 2, then those will be downloaded at
the same time. You can then select and apply the patches. Any lower level
patches than the one you select will be automatically installed first.
The patch files are protected by a DolphinSure signature so you need to
acknowledge the Object Art certificate when it is presented (please note
that it may take a few seconds for this to appear while the patches are
downloaded and assembled).
Although you can apply the patch to your current working image we do not
recommend this since you may already have made incompatible changes to it.
If you do choose to patch your working image *please* make sure you have a
backup of it first.
Ideally, we would advise you start from a fresh image (you can get one using
the Fresh Install icon on the Dolphin start menu) and apply the patches to
that. Obviously, if you do this you should first save your current work in
package files so that they can later be reinstalled into the patched image.
Once you have patched an image, you should save it to disk as this is not
A couple of the patches in PL2 required new versions of DLLs which
are not patchable via LiveUpdate. Details of how to obtain and install these
included in the PL2 release notes:
See the entries for #1258 and #1259.
Note that there is no point in downloading a complete new installer from the
website since the installers have not been changed.
Lastly if you want to download the patches manually for off-line
installation then they can be found at these URLs:
If you attempt to file-in these patches without first installing PL1 and PL2
then you will get an error. The patches must be installed in order.