Craig Latta craig.latta at
Wed Feb 12 22:56:15 UTC 2003

Hi Torsten--

> I wrote a little Installer tool (39k in size) to download [something
> else which it later runs], so people get a fast feedback on the
> program even if the full download takes more time.
> ...
> Tools like the Cygwin package do the same on windows. You just install
> a small "downloader" entertaining the user until the full download is
> finished.

	Yup, that's what I was going for. I even have a version of the web page
where a little fake progress bar fills up while the download happens.
:)  I used this scheme to distribute some large multimedia things I
wrote as Christmas presents (automatically played by Squeak, of course
:). None of the recipients had heard of Squeak before (and probably
still haven't :). It worked great.


Craig Latta
improvisational musical informaticist
craig at
Smalltalkers do: [:it | All with: Class, (And love: it)]

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