[Newbies] Image Best Practices
smacintyre at mac.com
Fri May 5 00:49:35 UTC 2006
On May 4, 2006, at 9:03, Ron Teitelbaum wrote:
>> Thank you once again!
> You are welcome! I hope that helps. It's always good to get the
> flow and organization worked out before pushing ahead. A little
> work to get
> it right up front will pay off tremendously down the line.
Hi Ron and all,
That is exactly my sentiment. :) I have another questions to ask
related to programming workflow in Squeak:
I am a little uncertain about the best practices when dealing with a
system that lives in an image. I have been experimenting with
packages on squeakmap and exploring the base 3.8 image I downloaded.
I seem to manage to break it beyond my ability repair it with some
ease ;-) I now have about 20 somewhat functioning images. :)
My next step was augmenting the base 3.8 with packages that I have
found that work together and that I like: such as Seaside and the
shout workspace. I am now using this a my base for my
experimentation. Is this the normal process?
Basically, I have lived all my life with files, how should I
understand the workflow with images? Could you describe your standard
workflow while developing under squeak?
How can I rollback package adds from Squeakmap or loading new
versions with Monticello? Or is this always a risk process since
anything in the system can be modified a package or a change set?
That would be fine if it was the case; I would just have to modify my
What about versions of the image. From lurking around I see some
people using 3.7 and some using 3.8. Now with the beta of 3.9 (which
looks very pretty) out ... is there any recommend image version to
use? I have been using 3.8 because it seems to be the "official"
version. What do most squeak developers do in this situation? Is it
okay to run a different version of the VM from the image? It seems to
work for me.
One last key binding question: Is there anything like Alt-Tab to
rotate windows? Or close/minimize/maximize windows? Or minimize all
windows? I do most of my experiment on my 12" powerbook and I quickly
find that I fill the screen with windows. What is the most manageable
way to deal with this?
Finally, let talk browsers. I have been using the standard browser
but I have seen the Star browser and heard of the re-factoring
browser. For a new user working on building an app with Seaside, is
there a recommended browser?
phew .... thank you again! I think I have made more progress today
then in the past three months! The pieces fit together a bit better.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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