[Newbies] Re: self executable with squeak

Bert Freudenberg bert at impara.de
Wed Jun 7 12:27:07 UTC 2006

We save an image with our main application window already opened, and  
unwanted things disabled (halos, alt-., menus, etc). Additionally, we  
have a class-side #startUp: method to initialize what's necessary on  
startup, like re-reading config files etc.

The image is started automatically when double-clicking  "plopp.exe",  
or rather a short-cut in the program menu placed there by the  
installer. This exe is nothing more than a renamed Squeak.exe, with a  
different icon patched in using a resource editor. There is a VM  
config file "plopp.ini", which most importantly contains the path to  
the image to load (see http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/3274).

The exe along with the needed plugins, the image and other data files  
is installed in the "programs" directory by a regular Windows  
installer (InstallShield).

It's really not too different from other applications, which nowadays  
also consist of an executable and several additional files. That the  
actual application logic in Squeak's case is not contained in the  
executable but in a "data file" is of no concern to the end user.

Note that this is an FAQ item (http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/ 
3563). Feel free to put my explanation on the Swiki, I haven't  
checked carefully if a similar answer is already there.

- Bert -

Am 07.06.2006 um 11:47 schrieb Elod Kironsky:

> Nice, but I was curious more about the process how to transfrom a  
> Squeak package to an out-of-the-box program. Of course only, if it  
> is not an industrial secret ;-)
> Elod
>> Hi Elod,
>> Planet Plopp was made by impara (http://www.impara.de). Bert was  
>> one of the developers. I saw a little bit from the production of  
>> this program. Very impressive how these
>> guys working with squeak.
>> Cheers,
>>   Frank
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Re: [Newbies] Re: self executable with squeak (07- 
>> Jun-2006 10:55)
>> From:    Elod Kironsky <kironsky at grisoft.cz>
>> To:      frank.urbach at schmees.com
>>> Klaus D. Witzel wrote:
>>>> Hi Benjamin,
>>>> on Wed, 07 Jun 2006 07:48:52 +0200, you wrote:
>>>>> hello,
>>>>> I apologize if this question has already been posted, but i did  
>>>>> not find it.
>>>>> i wanted to know if it is possible to make a self executable  
>>>>> file with a squeak package or more packages. Just so that  
>>>>> someone can use it without using squeak or even without having  
>>>>> it. I heard about stripers what is it and how does it work?
>>>> Have a look at http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/3898353664  
>>>> (sorry, only in German). This is a Squeak application which runs  
>>>> out of the box.
>>> Interesting. May I ask you, how did you make that program?
>>> Elod

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