[squeak-dev] etoys web browser plugin on Linux

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Jul 12 09:29:49 UTC 2011

On 12.07.2011, at 03:05, Brad Fuller wrote:

> Hey all,
> Does the etoys/squeak web browser plugin still work?

It should.

> If so, where do I get it and how to I install?

In theory it should just work after installing Etoys. Also in theory, theory and practice are the same.

> Specifically, I'm running Ubuntu at the moment, but would like it to
> work on other platforms as well. I've "installed" the debian packages
> of etoys, but that doesn't seem to contain the plugin.

The plugin should be in /usr/lib/squeak/<version>, called npsqueak.so. There should be a script "npsqueakregister" in /usr/lib/squeak. That script should have been run by the installer. It should have placed a symlink to npsqueak.so in the browser's plugins directory. The plugin should be listed in Firefox's "about:plugins" (possibly after restarting the browser).

Would be interesting to know which of these steps failed.

If you can't make it work, there is an unofficial way of making Etoys-To-Go work as a plugin. For that, download Etoys-To-Go from http://squeakland.org/ , unzip in your home directory, and run the Contents/Linux-i686/npetoysregister script.

- Bert -

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