[Newbies] Confused about how to get everything set up

Matt Chelen mattchelen at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 04:53:53 UTC 2011

Hey everyone,

Currently, I'm looking into Squeak due to its dynamic environment that
allows things to change at runtime, and its strong cross-platform support.
One of the things I'd need to do is set up a database plugin, which I've
been looking into. The seemingly most developed one I could find was
SqueakDBX ( http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6052 ...if there's a better one,
I'm all ears :) ), but the Wiki there is apparently deprecated, and both of
the sites listed there seem to not be available.

Reading the list of requirements, I'd need OpenDBX (of which, from the
provided instructions, I must admit I was confused on how to set up...do I
need the Unix-like packages for a Win32 system?), FFI (which can be
installed through universes, apparently, but the latest universe package,
3.10, seems to have been released several years ago, and the FFI packages
are probably outdated? I also looked at FFI's source page and was not sure
what I needed to download to get it set up on a Win32 system. Do I need the
Kernel AND the Win32 package? Just the Win32 package?), and SqueakDBX core
(I THINK the latest package, listed here (
http://www.squeaksource.com/SqueakDBX/ ) is version 283, but there are a
ton of other packages listed there that I don't know if I need or not...).

Then assuming I've got all that sorted out, and assuming SqueakDBX is the
way to go, I'm not entirely sure how to install packages/plugins. Is there
anything else I'd need?

Thanks in advance guys, and apologies for so many questions and confusion
all in one. :)
Matt C
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