[squeak-dev] attaching external documentation to package

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 18:22:58 UTC 2011

Hi Ralph, for me the the answer is a .SAR file.  That way, your
documentation can accompany the actual working system that it's

You could then upload that SAR file to SqueakMap so that, when someone
selects it in the Catalog, the document can be opened as part of the
load-script built into the SAR.

MaSarPackage, available on SqueakMap, takes all of the drudgery out of
creating SAR files with resources.

 - Chris

On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 4:48 PM, Ralph Boland <rpboland at gmail.com> wrote:
> I want to create some documentation for a Squeak package I am writing.
> The documentation will be in the form of a Lyx file.  Since some
> people are not familiar with Lyx I will also generate from Lyx the
> corresponding .pdf file.  If preferred I could instead generate a
> .ps, .tex, .odt, or .html file but a .pdf file seems best to me.
> The question is: How do I add these files to my package?
> It would be nice if Monticello allowed the attachment of additional files
> when generating a .mcz file and then recognized which files were not
> source and so did not attempt to load these additional files.
> Of course there would also need to be a way to extract these additional
> files from the .mcz file.
> But of course Monticello doesn't support this at present.
> So I repeat my question: How do I add these files to my package?
> Regards,
> Ralph Boland

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