Would it be possible to change the icon without having to compile a new VM?
To me the current setup looks so monolithic and dated.
I would expect that somebody can deploy a application with its own
logo by just providing some new resources.


On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 11:17 PM, Eliot Miranda <eliot.mira...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Vincent,
> On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 12:07 PM, <vincent.blond...@lamresearch.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I would like to know how to change the main Pharo window icon. I saw that
>> there is a primitive for the title:
>> DisplayScreen class  >> primitiveWindowTitle:string: ; primitive:
>> 'primitiveHostWindowTitle' module:'HostWindowPlugin'
>> but I cannot find one for the icon.
>> Should another primitive need to be implemented?
> The icon is baked into the VM executable.  So to change it one has to build
> a VM with a different icon.
> On Windows it is in
>     {build.win32x86,build.win64x64}/pharo.cog.spur/Pharo.ico
> and the file that specifies to use Pharo.ico is
>     {build.win32x86,build.win64x64}/pharo.cog.spur/Pharo.rc
> On Mac OS X it is in
>     platforms/iOS/vm/OSX/Pharo.icns
> (alongside three others such as PharoImage.icns)
> and the file that specifies to use Pharo.icns is
>     {build.macos32x86,build.macos64x64}/pharo.cog.spur/Makefile
> in setting the VM variable.  The file that associates the other icons with
> specific file types is
>     platforms/iOS//vm/OSX/Pharo-Info.plist
> If you're changing the Pharo icon let me suggest you update the icon files
> themselves in the opensmalltalk-vm source tree.
> If you're creating a new variant of the VM for some new purpose (say a
> special Lam VM) then let me suggest you add the icons to the
> opensmalltalk-vm source tree, creating special build directories for these
> VMs, such as {build.macos32x86,build.macos64x64}/lam.pharo.cog.spur/
> If you want to do this privately, then take either of the approaches above
> and simply don't publish the edits.  You can write a script that takes an
> updated checked-out opensmalltalk-vm source tree and edits it with files
> from a specific repository.  I have such scripts and can help you with them.
> Hint, pax is a very convenient directory hierarchy copying tool available at
> least on Mac OS X.  pax -rwlk will copy the trees under a sequence of
> directories into their corresponding places in a target tree.
>> Thanks!
>> Vincent
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> best, Eliot

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