A squeak3.4 VM will be needed

Just4Fun Just4Fun000 at msn.com
Fri Jan 17 00:35:14 UTC 2003

Hello and TIA for any help that you might decide to offer a newbie to

I've been around computers and programming for some while, but I just 
stumbled on to Squeak! I've looked at some documentation and looked at 
some of the tutorials. I've also purchased a Squeak book that really
seem to apply. Admittedly, I am a bit lost. I don't want to invest too
much time if I am on the wrong track with my thinking regarding this
language. I wonder if you could help clarify some 
questions that I have?

  1. Squeak! looks more like an authoring system (aka-Multimedia 
Fusion, Click & Create, MediaForge etc). Yet it seems much more 
portable than most of them and it also seems to compile to C! Is 
Squeak! a language that works like an authoring system?

  2. I've looked at the tutorials that are included with Squeak!, but 
I can't tell how (or where) the actual script is happening. I'd like, 
for example to figure out how to place a button on the world and have 
it respond to a user's button click. When I look at the Morphic 
script area in the tutorials, I don't see that there is anything 
happening. Where do I look to see examples of how something is 
happening in Squeak?

  3. AFAIK, the documentation for Morphic and Squeak is terrible. Is 
there any documentation that actually tells what all of Morphic menus 
do and how to use them? This seems like a feature that would be 
helpful in the development system, but considering my newness I'm very
likely missing something here.

Squeak! seems like a fantastic language. I'm not mathematical and 
I've tried many languages. I like authoring programs, but they aren't 
portable to various platforms and their runtimes are huge. I would 
like to develop for my Jornada 720 WindowsCe machine. I've installed
Squeak on my J-720, but can't get it to work and can't figure out how to
make a proper image file for it. Is there some good documentation
related to pda development someplace. I've only found a couple of sites
and they don't deal with much basic stuff.

  Thanks again for any help that you might like to offer.  Forgive me if
my ignorance is too noticeable. I've been fumbling around in the Squeak
waters for several days and I can get a few things done on the
interface, but I can't seem to figure out how to actually code events.

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