[Newbies] Re: Confused about how to get everything set up

Levente Uzonyi leves at elte.hu
Tue Nov 8 13:47:58 UTC 2011

On Mon, 7 Nov 2011, Matt Chelen wrote:

> The main draw to SqueakDBX was the support for a wide variety of databases,
> whereas Seaside only seems to support a database called SandstoneDB which

Seaside can be used with any kind of persistence solution. SandstoneDB was 
written for Seaside and not the other way.

> does not allow concurrent access, it looks like. In particular, I was
> looking into using PostgreSQL for the database.

We're using the native PostgresSQL libraries (both V2 and V3) with 
Seaside. Never tried SqueakDBX for real, but AFAIK it still uses FFI 
(which is still single threaded in most cases).

> I also didn't see anything mentioning if various aspects of Seaside could
> be used for non-web-oriented applications.

Seaside is for web developement only.

> Getting started in learning Squeak, I also noticed that the main way to
> share programs involves sending a code file in some form or another. Is
> there any way to set a program to not be open-source?

You don't have to share the source code at all, but with any other 
language which uses bytecodes (java, c#, actionscript, etc), decompilation 
is possible.


> -- 
> Matt

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