"Phillip Rees" <[hidden email]> wrote in message
> Is it possible to create exe files from Dolphin Smalltalk?
Yus. You have to buy an add-on known as the Application Deployment Kit (ADK)
which allows you to deploy to an .exe file and provides a license to
distribute the resulting files. See the ObjectArts web site
http://www.object-arts.co.uk for pricing and details.
The exe files produced by Dolphin 3.0 are a bit large (around 1.3 meg
minimum) but the forthcoming release 4.0 is, allegedly, going to
substantially reduce this.
"Ian Bartholomew" <[hidden email]> wrote in message
> "Phillip Rees" <[hidden email]> wrote in message
> news:8t7kh0$mkc$[hidden email]...
> > Is it possible to create exe files from Dolphin Smalltalk?
> The exe files produced by Dolphin 3.0 are a bit large (around 1.3 meg
> minimum) but the forthcoming release 4.0 is, allegedly, going to
> substantially reduce this.
The alleged size of executables produced by Dolphin 4.0 are as follows:
372Kb Hello World (console/command line)
495Kb Hello World (windowed with some use of simple graphics)
589Kb Scribble (graphical scribble sample)
681Kb Notepad (precise clone of Windows notepad, except no printing)
721Kb Etch-a-Sketch (scribble but with an interface like the childs toy)
787Kb RegEdit (reduced functionality clone of Windows RegEdit)
792Kb Chat (instance messenging sample using sockets)
808Kb Personal Money (tutorial app with a few forms)
991Kb AvatarChat (instant messaging with Microsoft Agent control Avatars)
1Mb Simple Web Browser (hosts Microsoft Web Browser control)
1.4Mb Complete rules processing language development environment with
XML, browser, graphical dependency tree, etc
By C standards these are large, but not by image-based ST standards. Also
the EXEs grow pretty slowly over 1Mb. We haven't yet heard of a deployed
application of 2Mb or more.
All sizes are approximate and may vary a little in the final release.
Alternatively apps can be deployed as binary packages for hosting in
Internet Explorer or Netscape using the Dolphin plugin. The binary packages
are very small - Hello World is 3Kb, Notepad 7Kb.