VA Smalltalk Goodie: Visualization Tools

Description

The Visualization Tools enable you to analyze object activity and interaction. With these tools, you can visualize objects in your application, which enables you to do the following:

Supported Platforms

The Visualization Tools work with the VisualAge Smalltalk (VAST) v6.0 and later development environment -- it is not designed to be packaged into a runtime image. Supported operating systems are the same as for the version of VisualAge Smalltalk that you are running it on.

Installation Instructions

  1. Unzip the distribution package file (okay, so you’ve probably already done that) into your VisualAge Smalltalk Client root directory (for example, c:\vast600 or /opt/IBMvast/6.0).
    Note that Your unzip program must honor (not flatten) the directory structure when it unzips the package.
  2. Make <vast-root>\goodies\VisualizationTools\setup (Windows or OS/2) or <vast-root>/goodies/VisualizationTools/setup (Unix) your current directory.
  3. Run the setup script appropriate to your platform (for example, setup_l for Linux or setup_w.bat for Windows) to copy files to their final location.
  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 - VisualizationTools' configuration map from
  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 - VisualizationTools' configuration map.

Package Contents

This package consists of a single zip file containing:

goodies
  VisualizationTools
    common_all
      nls
        abtdse40.mpr
        abtgie40.mpr
        abtgne40.mpr
        vtvize40.mpr
        vtvzse40.mpr
    doc
      vistools.pdf
    license
      license.txt
    manager
      vistools.dat
    readme
      readme.txt  (this file)
    setup
      setup_a
      setup_h
      setup_l
      setup_o.cmd
      setup_s
      setup_w.bat

Version History

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

Disclaimer(s)

license