[squeak-dev] [Windows] Drop a changeset onto an image file to start the image and install the changeset

Thiede, Christoph Christoph.Thiede at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de
Sat Nov 14 19:47:18 UTC 2020

Hi all Windows users of Squeak,

I wrote a simple registry file configures the .image file extension under Windows to be associated with Squeak.exe. In particular, this adds the following enhancements to the image file experience within the Windows shell:

- .image files are displayed with a Squeak icon and a correct description in the explorer & related places

- double-click an .image file to run it with Squeak.exe

- drag a .cs/.st file onto an image file to run it with Squeak.exe and immediately install the changeset/Smalltalk file into the image.

The .reg file is available here: https://gist.github.com/LinqLover/7e917a103763facb8a6fe20ba154b43f

To install it, download the file, double-click it, and confirm the prompt.

It assumes your Squeak.exe is located in C:\Program Files\Squeak\; if you have installed it to a different path, all references to the executable need to be updated respectively.

This might also become more interesting in connection with an OpenSmalltalk Launcher, provided that it will exist at some near time in the future (see http://forum.world.st/Re-Unity-Happens-One-Step-at-a-Time-was-Re-Porting-my-programs-from-Squeak-3-10-2-to-3-5-td5122478.html). :-)

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