[Newbies] Introduction into OSProcess

Thiede, Christoph Christoph.Thiede at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de
Mon Aug 5 13:04:25 UTC 2019

Hi Dave,

thank you for the hint, but the dependency chain of ProcessWrapper seems very long (ProcessWrapperPlugin, SmartSyntaxInterpreterPlugin, VMMaker, KlattResonatorIndices, FFI, ...). Can I get SmartSyntaxInterpreterPlugin anywhere separately?



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On Sat, Aug 03, 2019 at 12:50:44PM -0500, Christoph Thiede wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to run a simple shell command using OSProcess:
> ExternalWindowsOSProcess command: 'taskmgr.exe'
> I'm afraid it "does not work", so after evaluating this expression, no
> window opens and also no icon appears in the systray. If I open cmd.exe and
> type taskmgr.exe there, taskmgr opens.
> However, the following works as expected:
> ExternalWindowsOSProcess command: 'notepad.exe'
> Using absolute paths did not change the behavior.
> I installed the latest OSProcess version via SqueakMap. Is this a bug, or is
> it me? Thanks in advance!

Hi Christoph,

Support for Windows is very incomplete in OSProcess. I am
not a Windows user, but I understand that the ProcessWrapper
package works very well. You can find ProcessWrapper at


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