Bug 38785

GemBuilder for Smalltalk/VW

7.2.2, 7.2.1

VW 7.6 and above


Unix environment variable $LANG setting can cause initialization walkback in GBS

VisualWorks 7.6 has improved its detection of environmental variables and
now notices what the Unix environment variable $LANG is set to when deciding
what the stream encoding of Locale should be. Previously, it was always
set to the default C locale.

When GBS is loading it tries to map the appropriate String subclass to
the server class ISOLatin. If VisualWorks has set Locale's stream encoder
to UTF8StreamEncoder, an error results.


Unset the $LANG variable before starting VisualWorks and loading GBS.

Last updated: 2/22/11