[Newbies] Initials and settings
David T. Lewis
lewis at mail.msen.com
Fri Jun 3 00:47:57 UTC 2011
On Fri, Jun 03, 2011 at 02:32:34AM +0200, Mateusz Grotek wrote:
> > 5. What is the official way of installing packages in squeak?
> > I've noticed there are many, like Squeaksource and Monticello, Squeakmap
> > and package universe, Monticello configurations.
> > I also understand that Monticello is a versioning system (like svn),
> > Squeaksource is versioning system repository (like svn repository). If I
> > understand it correctly Squeakmap and package universe are like linux
> > distribution package repositories (like debian apt repositories). So
> > what are Monticello configurations? Also it seems the analogy isn't as
> > clear... Squeakmap etc. is kind of deprecated (?) (old versions there).
> > People suggest to use Monticello configurations instead i suppose, but
> > are they another way of managing packages? Please could you clarify this
> > somehow?
> As far as this one is concerned I've found some information in draft
> chapters of Pharo book (thank you Pharo people for describing it).
> That's what I've got:
> Monticello ~ SVN
> Metacello ~ dpkg
> Squeaksource ~ Debian repository
> Is Squeakmap deprecated?
No, SqueakMap is not deprecated, and in fact there has been some
recent work to re-energize it in Squeak. That said, SqueakMap really
did fall into disuse for a number of years, and at the moment is not
as well updated as one might like. So I would encourage you to use
it, but don't be surprised if many things are out of date. And of
course, the flip side of that is that SqueakMap maintains a large
catalogue of worthwhile Squeak development projects that would be
easily overlooked if SqueakMap was not there to help you find
So please do take some time to explore SqueakMap to get a better
idea of what is available, what has been available, and perhaps
to find some interesting projects that might be brought up to
date by ambitious new contributors.
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