[Newbies] Confused about how to get everything set up

Amir Ansari fractallyte at csi.com
Mon Nov 7 07:10:34 UTC 2011

There's a good overview of database options in the Seaside book: http://book.seaside.st/book/advanced/persistency

And the Pharo book also has chapters (in Section 6) describing each of these packages: http://book.pharo-project.org/book/table-of-contents/


On Sun, 6 Nov 2011 23:53:53 -0500
Matt Chelen <mattchelen at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 are probably outdated?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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