[Vm-dev] saving window top/left in the image, and what does it mean?

John M McIntosh johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Wed Jan 24 01:10:32 UTC 2007

Oh sure make me work all weekend on Sophie, and I forget *all* about  
Ffenstri, has to be your fault Tim. I mean that assumes there is  
*any* interest in
Ffenstri you know, well I did repackage for 3.10, likely works under  
3.9 too.

mmm one thing we don't have is access to window (1) which by default  
is the window opened by the vm...
Lets see

hwp := HostWindowProxy new.
hwp windowHandle: 1.  "create this accessor"
hwp on: Display.
hwp windowPosition: 100 at 100

I doubt closing window (1) would be a good thing to do, likely the  
mac carbon VM will freak, must fix that...

ya, open squeak, use windowPosition: to put where you want window.

On Jan 23, 2007, at 2:39 PM, tim Rowledge wrote:

> On 23-Jan-07, at 2:26 PM, John M McIntosh wrote:
>> For reasons lost in time, although one of the readers might now,  
>> the vm stores the window width/height in the image file, but not  
>> the top/left.
> And a totally pointless thing that is too. There simply isn't any  
> need to do it - especially with the Ffenstri code allowing easy  
> access to setting the position/size/etc of the window(s). All this  
> can be in the image startup code instead of buried pointlessly in  
> the file header. We could query the screen size(s), decide sensibly  
> where to locate the window, whether it can match the saved size or  
> not, all that in the image with easily modified policy.
> I don't think we had secondary screen stuff specified as yet for  
> Ffenestri but it is probably a trivial addition.
> tim
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