[Pharo-users] How to fix the Pharo launcher Windows installation! (WAS: Windows installation broken?)

Vincent.Blondeau at lamresearch.com Vincent.Blondeau at lamresearch.com
Mon Jun 18 16:48:13 EDT 2018

From: Pharo-users [mailto:pharo-users-bounces at lists.pharo.org] On Behalf Of PBKResearch
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2018 13:15
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Subject: Re: [Pharo-users] How to fix the Pharo launcher Windows installation! (WAS: Windows installation broken?)


Many thanks - at last a clear explanation of how to get it going. I tried this with the Launcher I downloaded yesterday, and was able to launch the template versions of Pharo 6.1 and Pharo 7. The only problem was that I am not familiar with the Launcher interface, and I had to search around to open the settings menu - but that was my stupidity. Plus I *hate* the dark theme - but that's just my weird taste.

Thanks Peter!

Maybe, we could add a settings in the pharo launcher options to change the theme. I invite you to open a bug for this ;)

So going back to the original post in this thread, with this tweak the Launcher is not broken as regards actually launching images. I have not checked whether it is possible to uninstall it, as I found it was not possible yesterday and Petr Fischer also had difficulty with. At present I do not *want* to uninstall it, so that's OK.

AFAIK, the uninstall does not delete all the files. I have not tested it yet, but it will be the next step!

All my tests on Windows 10 with all recent updates, on a 64-bit Intel Core i3 processor.

Hope this helps

Vincent Blondeau

Peter Kenny

From: Pharo-users <pharo-users-bounces at lists.pharo.org<mailto:pharo-users-bounces at lists.pharo.org>> On Behalf Of Vincent.Blondeau at lamresearch.com<mailto:Vincent.Blondeau at lamresearch.com>
Sent: 18 June 2018 20:28
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Subject: Re: [Pharo-users] How to fix the Pharo launcher Windows installation! (WAS: Windows installation broken?)

Hi all,

Indeed, the Windows environment is not the one where Pharo is working the best. Last week, I tried to install it on one of my coworker desktop and there was some issues that was solvable with some workarounds, it is temporary and the windows support will be improved soon: I'm currently working on it, especially on making the Pharo launcher in a read only mode. This way, no administrative privileges will be required to run the launcher.

In the meantime, to make the launcher working under Windows:

1.       Run with administrative privileges
2.       Uncheck: [cid:image001.png at 01D406FB.17336870]

If you are in a mood to help and contribute to this project (I hope you are!), please report the issues there: https://github.com/pharo-project/pharo-launcher/issues<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__github.com_pharo-2Dproject_pharo-2Dlauncher_issues&d=DwMFAg&c=RWI7EqL8K9lqtga8KxgfzvOYoob76EZWE0yAO85PVMQ&r=kIZIYXBAA3fhM7P5HOuTC5w6mnEApTfXPTq3lR34ZiY&m=T2fzXQZQoFqXkU1qGbmdzlhiinXGmpDskyVXd3_MYVI&s=HO_Us8Gln_Oa1SdJJbx-dggCFcrX8WJzhVWsvL6iXns&e=> and feel free to suggest some fixes to them :)

And please, keep this thread related to Pharo...


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From: Pharo-users [mailto:pharo-users-bounces at lists.pharo.org] On Behalf Of horrido
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2018 15:04
To: pharo-users at lists.pharo.org<mailto:pharo-users at lists.pharo.org>
Subject: Re: [Pharo-users] Windows installation broken?

This is what concerns me. I don't care that there are workarounds (undocumented or hard to find).

I care that Windows is a most popular development platform. I care that newcomers to Pharo easily find what they need to get started. I care about Pharo's reputation.

The last thing Pharo needs is a black eye.

Travis Ayres wrote

> I wonder how many people tried Pharo, thought "Oh this is totally broken"

> and are never going to give it a second (or third) chance.


> On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 11:26 AM,

> phil@

>  <

> phil@

> >

> wrote:


>> The current website shows the wrong link, the installer for the

>> bleeding edge is the wrong one in files.

>> The situation on the Windows front is very very bad and not really

>> improving.


>> That being said, the installer on the CI is the right one and works.


>> so, steal the installer from here:

>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ci.inria.fr_phar

>> o-2Dci-2D&d=DwICAg&c=RWI7EqL8K9lqtga8KxgfzvOYoob76EZWE0yAO85PVMQ&r=kI

>> ZIYXBAA3fhM7P5HOuTC5w6mnEApTfXPTq3lR34ZiY&m=klRHeEtFlmi7VP-TR5D2bSZ_E

>> UF1hAdJcuTH4GnReBY&s=xfU91HKFoB5JIZXWRUqBvOkomomuAqWw_gQvBmGRwiw&e=

>> jenkins2/job/PharoLauncher


>> This is the one you want:


>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ci.inria.fr_phar

>> o-2Dci-2Djenkins2_job_PharoLauncher_&d=DwICAg&c=RWI7EqL8K9lqtga8Kxgfz

>> vOYoob76EZWE0yAO85PVMQ&r=kIZIYXBAA3fhM7P5HOuTC5w6mnEApTfXPTq3lR34ZiY&

>> m=klRHeEtFlmi7VP-TR5D2bSZ_EUF1hAdJcuTH4GnReBY&s=TsRgHOYVLDp0q9g8BzEb8

>> s8yLy_v32DEMOxtvIcvTOg&e=


>> For having the latest lastet everything, go to the launcher settings,

>> get into the devmode and open monticello and load the latest packages.


>> Phil

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