VA Smalltalk Goodie: Multimedia

Description

The Multimedia feature supplies the components for enabling development of VisualAge applications that support multimedia files:

Supported Platforms

The Multimedia feature works with VisualAge Smalltalk (VAST) v6.0 and later. It should work with Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and OS/2 V4 or V4.5. It may work with Windows ME and Windows XP, but has not been tested on these platforms.

Installation Instructions

  1. Unzip the distribution package file (okay, so you’ve probably already done that) into your VisualAge Smalltalk Client directory (for example, c:\vast600). Note that Your unzip program must honor (not flatten) the directory structure when it unzips the package.
  2. Make <vast-root>\goodies\Multimedia\setup your current directory.
  3. Run the setup script (setup_w.bat or setup_o.cmd) to copy files to their final location.
    NOTE: You may want to modify this script file before running it. The multimedia sample files must reside in the subdirectory with the image that references them. The script assumes that this subdirectory is named ..\..\..\image -- if you want to place these files elsewhere then you should modify the script.
  4. Start your VisualAge Smalltalk development image and setup the library tools to import all required maps by swiping and executing this expression:
    EtTools moveAllRequiredMapsToo: true.
    
  5. Import the 'Goodies - Multimedia' configuration map from <vast-root>\goodies\Multimedia\manager\multimedia.dat.
  6. Turn off the importing of all required maps by swiping and executing this expression:
    EtTools moveAllRequiredMapsToo: false.
  7. Load (with required maps) the 'Goodies - Multimedia' configuration map.

Package Contents

This package consists of a single zip file containing:

goodies
  Multimedia
    doc
      mm55.pdf
    license
      license.txt
    manager
      multimedia.dat
    readme
      readme.txt  (this file)
    setup
      setup_o.cmd
      setup_w.bat
    common_intel
      help
        abtmt.hlp
        mm.zip
      image
        fanfare1.wav
        smworld.tif
        tahiti.avi
        tiger.avi
      nls
        abtvae40.mm
        mtembe40.mpr
        mterre40.mpr
        mtsmpe40.mpr
    os2
      bin
        mtbmp40.dll
    win
      bin
        mtbmp40.dll

Version History

Version G600 - Initial release; code and documentation are identical to what was shipped in VisualAge Smalltalk V5.5

Disclaimer(s)

license