[V3dot10] Case Study 1 (Answering Milan from needed Tool

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Jan 24 16:49:05 UTC 2007

On Jan 24, 2007, at 17:28 , Keith Hodges wrote:

> Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> On Jan 24, 2007, at 16:03 , Keith Hodges wrote:
>>>> [13:33] <matmo> Keithy: hi there. Remember my duff image problem  
>>>> last week? I got back into it by removing the FFI dll in the  
>>>> hope that it's absence would generate an error before it got to  
>>>> my stuff and it worked :-)
>>> In previous emails I mentioned the desire to rewrite AutoStart,  
>>> this is why!
>> "this"? What does AutoStart have to do with FFI? IMHO that would  
>> warrant a discussion on squeak-dev.
>> - Bert -
> AutoStart handles the running of Startup scripts/documents. StartUp  
> scripts are run AFTER Morphic is up and running. This means that  
> there is no chance at all whatsoever of fixing a broken image by  
> using a startup script.
> All we were trying to do was to interrupt squeak before morphic  
> processes get going so that we could delete a broken process.  
> Removing the FFI plugin to achieve this is 'not standard  
> procedure', neither should it be.
> If 3.10 is aiming to remove Morphic and still be usable in some  
> manner, then it is worth having a look at the AutoStart logic, in  
> order to build some form of image fixability in by design rather  
> than accident.

Sure. I was just questioning what FFI should have to do with this -  
in a normal image, FFI is not used at all.

Making AutoStart more useful would be a very nice thing. Still, I'd  
like to discuss how to change AutoStart with a broader audience than  
the handful of people on this list.

- Bert -

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