[ANN] relief: a demo of a minimal Squeak installer/starter

Wolfgang Eder eder.wolfgang at aon.at
Wed Feb 12 09:36:08 UTC 2003

didn't work for me,
i got a "c:\windows\temp\sqmom.dll is not a valid windows file"
i am using windows xp...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig Latta" <craig.latta at netjam.org>
To: <squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 9:08 AM
Subject: [ANN] relief: a demo of a minimal Squeak installer/starter

> Hi--
> Please take a look at:
> http://netjam.org/relief
> It shows how you can start Squeak by simply visiting a web page. I'd
> love to hear comments!
> It only works on win32 currently. I was going to wait until I'd ported
> it to all the other Squeak host platforms before mentioning it, but what
> the heck. :) I expect someone else to have done this within ten minutes.
> :) 
> The act of visiting the page invokes Alejandro's "fractal plants"
> snapshot locally, with PhiHo Hoang's modular version of the virtual
> machine ("MobVM"), via an automatically-run loader of size 24KB (a very
> portable 200-line C program).
> I can imagine an extensible image starting up instead; I don't think
> there'd be much more time or space involved. I think something like this
> demo should be how Squeak is distributed and activated. I think it'd be
> a lot easier for neophytes to deal with than the current mechanisms,
> since it hides all the platform-specific details of archival, transfer,
> and execution behind a web page hit. 
> It's called "relief" in commemoration of the way I feel when Squeak
> starts and the host platform vanishes. :) 
> I did this work as part of a larger effort to produce a minimal
> snapshot (it's my current role as a Squeak "Guide"). That project is
> called "squat" (as in the American expression "diddly-squat", meaning
> nothingness :). If you have an interest in minimal snapshots, please
> join the Squat mailing list; see
> http://netjam.org/squat 
> I'm hoping to capitalize on the current flurry of energy here on the
> main list. :)
> Thanks!
> -C
> --
> Craig Latta
> improvisational musical informaticist
> craig at netjam.org
> www.netjam.org/resume
> Smalltalkers do: [:it | All with: Class, (And love: it)]

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