[squeak-dev] Sparkle automatic update framework for Squeak OS-X

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 17:06:42 UTC 2008

2008/11/19 John M McIntosh <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com>:
> With some funding help from Impara I built a plugin to enable the use of
> Sparkle to receive update information about the macintosh carbon VM.
> This lets you auto-update your Squeak based application by pushing update
> notifications via rss to users.
> Numerous one-click squeak based apps come to mind...
> Based on feedback and experience reports at some point I will consider if
> this should be part of the mainstream Squeak Carbon VM.
> http://www.squeaksource.com/Sparkle.html
> Which contains the plugin source, the class based interface, and of course
> SUnits.
> A 1.0.0 plugin can be found via the usual places in the experimental
> directory as
> SparklePlugin.1.0.0.bundle.zip
> http://www.smalltalkconsulting.com/squeak.html

That's very nice. Is there any analoguous frameworks for different
platforms e.g. Windoze & Linux.
I could help with making a windows port of it.
There's a couple of things which regularily auto-update themselves on
windoze: FireFox and Flash player.
It would be nice to have it for squeak as well.

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> John M. McIntosh <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com>
> Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd.  http://www.smalltalkconsulting.com
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Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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