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

Norbert Hartl norbert at hartl.name
Sat Jul 12 09:53:48 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-07-12 at 10:36 +0200, John Chandler wrote:
> 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?
Don't mix vm and image. I would wonder if you've got an image that's
for Mac OS X PPC. The vm is platform dependent while the image is
not. It should just work that you work with the image on Mac OS PPC
and the copy it to debian Intel machine and start it up.


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