Category Archives: Smalltalk

VASmalltalk – 0MQ 4.0, Stream Socket as a client

In the last posting I showed the usage of the new stream socket as a server socket under VASmalltalk by building a small HTTP server example. This time I want to show the usage of this socket as a client … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – 0MQ 4.0 and the stream socket

0MQ uses a framed message technique when sending/receiving their messages over network. The problem is, that a program with a plain socket can not connect to the 0MQ infrastructure. With release 4.0 the developers have introduced a special socket, which … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – Service Discovery using czmq, zeromq

From my previous postings you may know, that I played pretty much with an external library named ZeroMQ . The main goal was to move the work of the plain interprocess away from the Smalltalk engine to external threads. My … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – Ghostscript wrapper

Assuming that you have read all the postings over the last two days it should be clear, that I am working on my Ghostscript wrapper code. I published now a new version of the Ghostscript wrapper and now “gsprint” is … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – Finding Ghostview Installation

If you ever have to work with the Windows Registry under VASmalltalk consider buying the Registry Library. It worth its price without even thinking about it. Here the simple source to get the path of the gsprint.exe tool, which is … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – Starting a Windows console application in a hidden way

I changed the MSKPlatformExtension (at vastgoodies.com) to version 1.37.00 and added support for starting a windows console application in a hidden way. I needed this feature when I used “gsprint.exe” to print pdf-files to printer devices. Abstract example for usage: … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – News about FreeImage Wrapper

I wrote a wrapper around the FreeImage library for VASmalltalk to improve the possibilities of VASmalltalk in that areas and to get more power/speed from the system. In a program I am actually writing I had to do lots of … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – Newer SQLite versions

Today I tested the actual versions of SQLite (3.7.17) and found out, that some parts of my wrapper do not work any more. The last version I tested was 3.7.11. I found out, that the following stuff is not working … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – Console Window under Windows

I posted something similiar around 2012. I uploaded now a new version of MSKPlatformExtension to vastgoodies.com. I added “AllocConsole” to MSKOperatingServices to get the console window back. Therefore to summarize: Perhaps you might know the fact, that if you start … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – MSKClick – Updated to VA 8.52

I updated the source code of my “Dalli,Dalli – Click” – like game to VASmalltalk revision 8.52 and uploaded the source code to vastgoodies. I played this game last weekend with some children at a birthday party – and this … Continue reading

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