[Newbies] Finding a squeak package

C. David Shaffer cdshaffer at acm.org
Thu Dec 13 21:35:06 UTC 2007

This came up in the Seaside list but the poster thought it would be 
useful here as well...maybe for those who are really new to Squeak...

>>>> Could anyone clear up some confusion on my part - I am trying to 
>>>> figure
>>>> out how one finds things.  I used SqueakMap Package Loader and looked
>>>> around but could not find anything about protoGrowl.
>> SqueakMap is a good guess but, as you've seen, some packages aren't 
>> available there (or the version on SqueakMap is old and you might 
>> want a newer one).  Package universes are another source but I seldom 
>> use them.  The next source to open a web browser on 
>> www.squeaksource.com, click on the "Projects" link and enter a search 
>> term.  If I do this with the term "protogrowl" then squeaksource 
>> lists the SeaChart package.  If I click on that package I see a very 
>> long web page where, down at the bottom is a section with the heading 
>> "Registration" and the text:
>> MCHttpRepository
>>    location: 'http://www.squeaksource.com/seachart'
>>    user: ''
>>    password: ''
>> (I'll refer to this text as the "repository spec") Copy that text to 
>> your clipboard, go to the Monticello Browser in Squeak and click 
>> "+Repository", select HTTP from the menu and paste the repository 
>> spec into the dialog and click accept.  The SeaChart repository is 
>> now available in the monticello browser.  Select it in the right-hand 
>> pane (if it isn't already selected) and click the "Open" button.  Now 
>> you're browsing the SqueakSource repository for SeaChart...there may 
>> be many packages there.  One of them will be ProtoGrowl.  Keep in 
>> mind that most developers use SqueakSource for unstable releases so 
>> you might want to read the package comment before you load it.  Once 
>> you've found a version you like, click "Load". ;-)
>> HTH,
>> David

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