[Box-Admins] Re: [V3dot10] <sin asunto>

Doug Way dway at mailcan.com
Sat Feb 3 19:02:40 UTC 2007

On Feb 2, 2007, at 5:14 PM, Ken Causey wrote:

> Thanks for the information Bert.  In any case it looks as though I  
> don't
> really have a choice in the matter.  I'll stop the image, restart it
> under vnc, change the admin address, confirm that I am marked as a
> superuser, and then I think I will leave it under vnc for the moment
> since maybe we should consider updating the version of  
> SqueakSource.  I
> really don't know anything about doing that.  So I would be  
> appreciative
> of any comments that you or Doug have about whether that is worth  
> doing
> and how we should go about it.

Well, as a starting point, there are the step-by-step instructions I  
left on the http://source.squeakfoundation.org SqueakSource-SqF  
project wiki tab (as you probably know).  Perhaps Bert or someone  
knowledgeable with a more recent setup could comment on whether the  
steps would be roughly the same for setting up a new image with the  
latest & greatest, and which package versions would be needed, and  
whether it would 3.7 or 3.8 or 3.9.

I think that was set up sometime in 2005, so it is getting a bit  
old.  Of course, I don't know if there are new features which are  
really desperately needed or not.  Being able to set more admin  
settings through the UI would be nice.  Does anyone know if the newer  
versions are generally more stable?

As far as whether the current setup saves its metadata in the image  
or serialized into files, I'm 95% sure that it's in files.  (I  
haven't looked in a long time, and for all practical purposes, Ken is  
the current maintainer. :-) )  But I do remember seeing some type of  
metadata files being stored in a directory, and I noted that saving  
the image periodically seemed to be optional.

Would we be able to use the same metadata files (and directory  
structure etc) if we replaced the current squeaksource image with a  
new up-to-date one?

- Doug

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