Changing default libraries
This section describes how to change the default library for your image.
Your image must be connected to a VA Smalltalk library. It can be connected to only one library at a time, although it can be switched to a different library.
The library to which the image is connected must contain all of the applications that are currently loaded in the image. If this is not the case, problems occur when you access methods that are stored in a different library.
When you change the default library, the system performs a complete check for consistency. It lists objects in your image that are not in the new library in the Transcript window.
If the new library is to be the one accessed during future sessions, then your abt.ini file must be updated to show the new library. The abt.ini file resides in the same directory on your workstation as the abt.icx and other main files. For information on modifying your abt.ini file so it refers to a specific library, see Setting up configuration files.
To change the default library, do the following:
1. From the Tools menu, select System > Change Default Library. A window opens, asking whether you want to save your image before proceeding.
2. To save your image, select Yes. To proceed without saving your image, select No.
3. You now specify the new library. If you are not using EMSRV, you specify the path and name of the new library in a standard file dialog. If you are using EMSRV, you specify the IP address and name of the new library.
Your image is connected to the specified library.
If you are switching from a library that uses EMSRV to one that does not use EMSRV, or vice versa, you first save and exit your image. Edit the abt.ini file (see Setting up configuration files) so that it refers to the new library. Then start your image again.
Last modified date: 02/11/2021