[Newbies] I am a total beginner with some questions

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Apr 18 20:59:19 UTC 2008

Am 17.04.2008 um 23:06 schrieb karl <karl.ramberg at comhem.se>:

> 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.
> Karl

You mean like I wrote in the next paragraph? ;)

- Bert -

>> 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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