[Newbies] Scratch questions

Blake blake at kingdomrpg.com
Wed Aug 29 19:14:53 UTC 2007

On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 08:43:08 -0700, Benjamin Schroeder  
<benschroeder at acm.org> wrote:

> On Aug 29, 2007, at 5:42 PM, Benjamin Schroeder wrote:
>> My experience on Windows is that if you launch Squeak.exe by double- 
>> clicking, it can take a while to bring up the dialog where you can  
>> choose an image. However, if you drag an image file onto Squeak.exe, or  
>> use a batch file to pass it as a parameter, the image starts up much  
>> faster.
> I should add that associating .image files with Squeak.exe, then  
> double-clicking on the image file, probably has the same effect.

For what it's worth, on my 2 Ghz Core Duo, Squeak starts almost instantly  
no matter what. The killer seems to be Squeak not knowing what image file  
to use. On a 3Ghz machine it takes 15 seconds. (Under Windows. Under  
Linux, an old 1Ghz machine pops Squeak up in a second or two.)

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