[Newbies] release image

Victor Lopes vdlopes.sp at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 01:39:57 UTC 2007

OK, thanks for your support. I'll try out the KernalImage.


On 6/13/07, Michael van der Gulik <mikevdg at gulik.co.nz> wrote:
> Victor Lopes wrote:
> > Hi every one,
> >
> >   I am having trouble in finding any tutorial about making a release
> > image to be distributed. I'd like to know how to clean an image as
> > much as possible. For example, I have a application with no gui, just
> > some kind of batch application and I'de like to disable any other
> > squeak process and remove any class I don't use to achieve the
> > best performance I can. Can anyone help me with this?
> Hi Victor.
> There are a few resources available. Personally, I'd spend a bit of time
> porting your code to  Pavel's KernelImage. Pavel has done an excellent
> job of making a minimal Squeak and in my opinion this will give you the
> best results for the least effort.
> KernelImage: http://www.comtalk.net/Squeak/98
> Alternatively, surf the wiki for more information. For example:
> http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/2182
> There are a bunch of methods in the SystemDictionary, although they may
> not all work. See the "housekeeping" and "shrinking"  method categories
> in the "SystemDictionary" class. Make sure you back up your image first.
> Seeing that you're not running a graphical application, the least effort
> path would be to keep your whole image, junk included. You'll find that
> keeping the development tools in the image is a very good idea if you
> ever need to get back in to your image to fix anything. For deployment
> of a network service, you'll want some way of administering it - I
> recommend either using VNC (Squeak has a built-in VNC server) or REPL
> (which is a telnet server).
> Michael.
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