[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 16:57:18 EDT 2018

From: Pharo-users [mailto:pharo-users-bounces at lists.pharo.org] On Behalf Of Sean Glazier
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2018 12:36
To: Any question about pharo is welcome <pharo-users at lists.pharo.org>
Subject: Re: [Pharo-users] How to fix the Pharo launcher Windows installation! (WAS: Windows installation broken?)

Do you need more smalltalkers on your team who have real-time control experience?

Hi Sean,

I have no information about that. One thing you can do is to contact Chris Thorgrimsson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-thorgrimsson-33734325/). He will be more knowledgeable to help you. I am working in his team.

I would love to contribute. I agree more windows support is needed

What you can do is pick any issue here: https://github.com/pharo-project/pharo-launcher/issues
And here is the project to package the applications that I plan to use on the launcher: https://github.com/VincentBlondeau/Cruiser
Feel free to submit PRs or new issues!


Vincent Blondeau

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Sean Glazier

On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 3:29 PM <Vincent.Blondeau at lamresearch.com<mailto:Vincent.Blondeau at lamresearch.com>> wrote:

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=DwMFaQ&c=RWI7EqL8K9lqtga8KxgfzvOYoob76EZWE0yAO85PVMQ&r=kIZIYXBAA3fhM7P5HOuTC5w6mnEApTfXPTq3lR34ZiY&m=-y3UYnXxZn6E-YreHHFEEYW5MtjU1u6auUPJU-jlaUE&s=2G45Hx84u1Zgb9vfq7ntBzH_rQrJVNYZmI8vaX_CAVY&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<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


Kind Regards,

Sean Glazier

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