[Newbies] Re: self executable with squeak

Elod Kironsky kironsky at grisoft.cz
Wed Jun 7 12:29:49 UTC 2006

Thanks both of you for  the help.

> 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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