[Vm-dev] Request: VM support for opening browser

Esteban Lorenzano estebanlm at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 16:51:36 UTC 2012

problem is that we have lots of "this basic function"... 
OSProcess is the place where it belongs... this basic function and all the others. 
I don't want to pollute VM with things that can be loaded in different ways. Don't want to require OSProcess? include it in core distribution... don't start to make the vm grow (and maintainability complexity increases even more) just because you don't like to require packages. 


On Jul 19, 2012, at 6:42 PM, Bert Freudenberg wrote:

> On 19.07.2012, at 00:16, Torsten Bergmann wrote:
>> In the days of web based applications and Smalltalk web
>> frameworks etc. it is often very usefull to open a browser/URL
>> from within Smalltalk.
>> Currently one has to load FFI and ExternalWebBrowser
>> package.
>> Why not add support into the VM for that.
> +1
> There is a primitiveOpenURL in the ScratchPlugin. Maybe one more reason to include it?
> And -1 to requiring OSProcess or FFI for this basic function.
> - Bert -

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