[squeak-dev] etoys web browser plugin on Linux

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 15:03:12 UTC 2011

For some reason, I knew it would be you, Bert, who would reply ;-)

Ok, I'll look again for what you suggested later today. Thanks !

But, while I'm on the subject: Maybe there's a better way than the
plugin for my needs.  I'm looking for the best way(s) to have
applications be "connected" to other people (not locally). What does
"connected" mean? I don't know exactly, yet. I'm still in the early
stages of writing the proposal. I know the apps will be
interactive/exploratory "modules" for educational subjects. But I
would like a major portion of their facility to share ideas among
others with the same modules, get input from remote instructors (and
hopefully to receive code updates.) I thought maybe it could be just
an AJAX-type web service where everything could be done from the
backend server. But, it seems a better approach would be to use the
power of a local application that is "connected" or has "access" to
the other remote applications.

Smalltalk is not a requirement, but it seems to be a no-brainer when
it comes to quickly prototyping on multiple platforms.

Any direction is most humbly welcomed


On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 02:29, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> 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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