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The Package Browser presents a view of all the installed packages in the image. Packages are used as a means of modularizing your Smalltalk code and are a way of exporting sources from the image for distribution to others or for checking into some external Source Code Control System (SCCS).

You can use the Package Browser to install additional packages or remove ones that are currently loaded. You can also launch further browsers onto the package contents (classes, loose methods and view resources etc) by double-clicking them.

The Package Browser is implemented by the PackageBrowserShell class in the image.

 

A new Package Browser can be opened from the System Folder or from the Tools/Class Browser menu command in any tool.

The Package Browser consists of the following panes: