Monthly Archives: September 2010

VASmalltalk – pdf and libHaru 0.4

After the font demo was working yesterday, now with published version 0.4 the line demo is working and a more OO like interface has been introduced. The example from yesterday now looks like: ExampleFontDemo “MSKHaruInterface ExampleFontDemo” | aHPDFDoc aHPDFPage aHPDFFont … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – pdf creation using libHaru

I’ve just published a first, not ready code for a wrapper around libHaru – an external ANSI c library to produce PDF documents. The actual work is just the plain procedural 1:1 conversion of the C-API into Smalltalk – nothing … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk and Ghostscript – Synchronous and asynchronous usage

I’ve published 0.4 to support either synchronous – or asynchronous usage of that interface. Synchronous usage is done in the GUI thread (therefore blocking the GUI) | anInstance anArray | Transcript cr ; show: ‘Starting !’. anArray := Array new: … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – Example wrapper for Ghostscript-dll

Someone asked in the Instantiation support forum how to wrap the ghostscript dll. I took a look at that library, did some work and published a small wrapper around that dll – just to produce a pdf document. Actually I … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk: SQLite using Smalltalk defined functions …

In one of the last postings I showed how one can use instances of EsEntryPoint to let SQLite call VASmalltalk and execute Smalltalk code. In this posting I want to show, that you can use the same technique to build … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – SQLite 3.7.2-06

Several tests in the GLORP code delivered with VA 8.02 are simply commented out. Binding stuff for example: object binding and position binding. After looking at VW and the latest Glorp code there I understand how that should work. Therefore … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – SQLite and Trace-API

With the newest version of the wrapper I start working on using EsEntryPoints within VASmalltalk to offer SQLite callback handlers to tell VASmalltalk, what the database is doing. This offers several new possibilities – the best ones would be to … Continue reading

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