[Newbies] I am a total beginner with some questions

karl karl.ramberg at comhem.se
Fri Apr 18 06:06:59 UTC 2008

Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> kennellgr (*),
> you are dealing with a computer, who is by far not as tolerant as a 
> human. You have to be precise. When I wrote "The path should start 
> with '/Users'" I literally meant that. The first character in the path 
> has to be a slash ('/'). I guess Marcus guessed that you had dealt 
> with computers before so his example was a tiny bit vague.
> Also, as I wrote, please (!) open a File List. Click on the Squeak 
> window background, choose "open...", then "file list". Look at the 
> title bar of the file list window *carefully*. The path displayed 
> there should start with a slash character, too.
You can also get the path from the the context menu in the right top 
pane; select the file you want, right click and select copy name to 
clipboard. You can now paste in the correct path.
> Incidentally, you can use the file list to open your picture file, 
> too. Navigate to the right folder and press the "open" button. Or, you 
> could have dropped the jpg file from the finder into Squeak. This uses 
> the full path to the file internally, which is much easier and less 
> prone to errors than having to type it manually. If you need the path 
> in your code, select to the file in the file list, and choose "copy 
> name to clipboard" from the context menu (alt-click or ctrl-click). 
> Then paste it to the workspace.
> On a final note, when you open a file list, it will show Squeak's 
> "default directory". In this directory it places a file called 
> "SqueakDebug.log" whenever an error occurs. It's more useful to post 
> that file than making a screenshot.
> Have fun!
> - Bert -
> (*) We prefer real names in the Squeak community. Makes communication 
> much nicer.
> On 17.04.2008, at 01:02, kennellgr wrote:
>> I used the string beginning with /Users and it still insists it doesn't
>> exist.
>> This is the error:
>> http://www.nabble.com/file/p16735495/Squeak%2Berror%2B3.jpg
>>> Leave out the "MacPro HD1" part. The path should start with '/Users'.
>>> You could open a File List, it shows the current path in its title.
>>> - Bert -
>>> On 15.04.2008, at 18:32, kennellgr wrote:
>>>> I typed this into a workspace and it tells me that the image (I
>>>> checked that
>>>> the path is valid) does not exist. this is a screen shot of it:
>>>> http://www.nabble.com/file/p16714731/Squeak%2Berror%2B2.jpg
>>>> do you have any idea why this error occurs?
>>>> matthewf wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 04:53:12PM +0100, Marcus Strehlow wrote:
>>>>>>  x := ImageMorph new.
>>>>>>  x image: (Form fromFileNamed: 'path/to/your/image.jpg').
>>>>>>  x openInWorld.
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