Just fire up an updated fresh Pharo 2.0 image and select "Tools" and "Configuration Browser". Then select Native Boost and select "Install configuration (Stable version)".
- Igor changed the API of NativeBoost a little bit (avoid globals, etc.)
- Ciprian contributed special syntax for array arguments
- I contributed some more examples for Win32 by wrapping some common Win32 API functions
So if you are on Windows you can play with:
NBWin32Shell shellBrowse: 'http://world.st'
A more complete list can be found here.
Using the shell you can also query infos about your system:
NBWin32Shell getEnvironmentVariable: 'JAVA_HOME'
NBWin32Shell getDriveType: (NBWin32Shell getHomeDrive)
You can also open the control panel and control panel applets:
See class NBWin32Shell for more examples.
Now there is also support for the "DebugOutputString" API - which allows you to write
NBWin32Shell outputDebugString: 'Trace me'
These outputs can be viewed with tools like dbmon.exe (from WinSDK) or DebugView.
Very usefull if you run Pharo headless on Windows.
I also played with the MessageBox API allowing you to open native message boxes. Not yet complete but you can test with
Additionally I started wrapping some Windows GDI functions - so if you need faster native drawing you can write:
NBWin32Window getFocus getDC rectangleLeft: 10 top: 10 right: 100 bottom: 100
Note that NativeBoost will soon be integrated into Pharo 2.0 by default (before it goes beta).