[Newbies] separating app from platform-specific parts of image?

John Chandler morph at growler.net
Sat Jul 12 08:36:50 UTC 2008

On Jul 11, 2008, at 7:34 PM, Janko Mivšek wrote:

> Hi John,
> John Chandler wrote:
>> I understand that I can run a Squeak package that implements VNC,  
>> and that there is a "headless" mode that should allow me to launch  
>> Squeak w/o any GUI.
>> It is not clear to me which parts of this are platform-independent  
>> and how to get them loaded into a running image w/o having GUI  
>> access to it.
>> I'm not even sure that I'm asking the question particularly  
>> clearly, but I'm hoping someone can decipher my ravings.
> Yes, VNC access to a headless Squeak image is one of Squeak magics  
> a love most. You just need to install a package RemoteFrameBuffer  
> in your image, set the parameters then run headless and you'll be  
> able to connect to image and see its full GUI remotely. No X needed  
> on host machine. Pure magic :)
> Janko

OK, but if my image is for Mac OS X PPC, and the target machine is  
Debian x86, will the image I copy to it even start up?


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