[squeak-dev] picking a Squeak VM on Mac OS X

John M McIntosh johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Thu Oct 30 08:41:33 UTC 2008

It's an os-x issue.
When you multiple applications that claim to open a particular file  
type (like an image file)
then Launch services uses  the CFBundleVersion in the applications  
info.plist to determine which version of app  to use



Now on my machine, when I pick an image and control click and select  
open with....
I get a list of oh mmm 100 or so, but the very first one says  
(default) Squeak 3.8.19b1
Well which means Launch Services is happy (at least for me).

Now what you could try is duplicating the VM, see if that changes what  
it thinks it should be doing.
Also you can follow the information at
to rebuild your launch services database and see what happens

On Oct 30, 2008, at 12:55 AM, Michael Haupt wrote:

> Hi,
> I have several Squeak VMs lying around in various locations on my Mac.
> I want one (John's newest 3.8.19 VM) to be the default when an image
> is double-clicked.
> This works: open the information dialogue for a particular .image
> file, set the VM to the right thing, close the dialogue.
> This does NOT work: open the same information dialogue, set the VM,
> make it apply to *all* .image files. (Symptom: as soon as I confirm
> the change for all files, the setting is mysteriously switched back to
> the previous, outdated one.)
> It may be an OS X problem, I don't really know; perhaps someone here
> has a solution...
> (I don't want to delete the Squeak VMs all over the place; some of
> them are Croquet VMs after all.)
> Best,
> Michael

John M. McIntosh <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com>
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd.  http://www.smalltalkconsulting.com

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