In the days of web based applications and Smalltalk web
frameworks etc. it is often very usefull to open a browser/URL
from within Smalltalk.
Currently one has to load FFI and ExternalWebBrowser
Why not add support into the VM for that. This would
- provide a link to the homepage of Squeak and Pharo
in the about box so people can easy access it
right from the image
- to give Seaside/Pier/Iliad/Aida served images
a button that opens the browser to the served
- server an html based "Help system" from the image
and by choosing "Help" from the menu open it
On Windows it is just a ShellExecute API call - dont
know about the other platforms. Is it possible that
VM developers agree on a common protocol and provide
it in the next VM release cycle?