We're going to install the Skins II enhancement for Squeak 3.5. Using the image you just created and saved, we need to begin by installing SqueakMap.
Really good instructions on installing SqueakMap can be found on the Squeak Swiki at http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/2931. If the instructions given below seem lacking for you, you may benefit from using them.
SqueakMap is the standard way that open source Squeak developers share applications and enhancements. It's built into Squeak 3.5. The SqueakMap home site is http://map2.squeakfoundation.org/sm. You can find a lot of detailed information about SqueakMap on the Swiki at http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/2726. If you want to get started right away, follow these steps...
Choose the open... menu from the World menu. Select Package Loader...
Scroll the left pane in the SM Package Loader until you find the entry for "Skins II".
In the right pane you can read about the selected package. The Skins II package has several prerequsite packages that must be loaded before it can be loaded. Skins II will do these for you as it is installed. Choose install.
The "Skins II" package will apply standard theme files to Squeak 3.5 windows. The next step is to find and install some themes from the Internet. Theme files currently supported by Skins II are in Ice Window Manager format (IceWM). You can find a large selection of IceWM theme files by searching the freshmeat.net IceWM section. I recommend creating a "themes" folder in your Squeak home folder and then downloading several theme files from freshmeat. Themes that I recommend for starters include:
After downloading and uncompressing the theme files of your choice you should have a folder that looks something like this:
Open up Preferences and select the "skins" tab. By default several of the skins preferences are selected. Turn on "automaticApplicationOfSkins".
The Skins II code can remain installed in your image even if you do not skin your windows. From any system window you can choose "remove skin..." from the title bar menu and the skin will be removed from that window and the window will be restored to it's original form. There is a Preference setting under "skins" that allows you to disable the automatic setting of skins for any new windows you open.
Now that we have completed this enhancement, let's get back to the development example. Continue to Using Squeak's FileList tool to copy files from another networked computeron a later occasion