[Newbies] Windows Starter

Levente Uzonyi leves at elte.hu
Sat Mar 5 12:59:37 UTC 2011

On Sat, 5 Mar 2011, joe biggins wrote:

> Hello,
> Ive developed a program that is available over the internet with the
> specific instrutions to windows users to "drag and drop the image file
> onto the squeak.exe file" seems simple enough to me, but it seems like
> some people just want to double click everything no matter what you
> say. LOL!
> So, does anyone know where I can get a open source starter program
> that can sit on their desktop and they can click on it and it starts
> my image file.  I know nothing about windows as ive been using only
> linux for over 10 years, so this would need to be a simple text file I
> could tinker with or something - is there such a thing?

There's no need for a "starter program", because the VM can do this. 
There's a file named Squeak.ini (in the same directory as Squeak.exe) 
which contains arguments for the VM on Windows. In this file you can add 
or change the value of the ImageFile property to point to your image. For 
example the Squeak 4.2 All-in-One contains the following entry:


If this is done, then you can add a shortcut to the desktop of the user, 
which points to the VM executable. When the user double-clicks the 
shortcut, the VM will open with the specified image.


> Many thanks
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