[Seaside] OmniBase is FREE but has problems on UNIX Squeak

Julian Fitzell julian at beta4.com
Fri Aug 19 21:18:35 CEST 2005

I just made a monticello version with the full code and the #size fix. 
It's now on squeaksource and published on SM.


danil osipchuk wrote:
> Hey, squeaking is really fun nowadays :)
> Dmitry, you may try next steps:
>     load squeakmap version; then changeset from Gorisek site. Go through 
> changes and revert ODBUnixFileStream>>size to Avi's version. Now I can 
> doIt 'OmniBaseTester testAll' - please let me now if you can reproduce 
> my limited success.
> BTW, offtopic:
> It seems that you are Russian and you are going to develop shopping apps 
> for Russian(?) market. You also use Unix VM. Can you please tell - what 
> is your approach for localization (as you know, stock image doesn't 
> support Russian and vm needs some modifications too). May be we can 
> cooperate offlist - I don't feel motivated enough to deal with this on 
> my own.
> Best regards
>    Danil
>> Hi all,
>> As stated on http://www.gorisek.com/
>> "OmniBase is available for free for commercial and educational 
>> purposes. Free version of OmniBase is prohibited to be used in the oil 
>> or military industries."
>> That is great news!!! So i downloaded version from there for my Squeak 
>> and now
>> has garbage collector and backup ! But bad news are:
>> 1. Access from multiple OmniBase sessions to same DB just creates a 
>> mess in the DB storage.
>> 2. test12 in OmniBaseTester makes a squeak process to eat all possible 
>> memory unless my XFree86 crashes.
>> My VM is: 3.7-7 Squeak3.7 of '4 September 2004' [latest update: #5989]
>> image version i run: 6665 (3.8)
>> OS: FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE i386
>> I used OmniBase from SqueakMap version 2.1rc66 without any problems.
>> But it was without GC/backup.
>> I could try and debug test12 but have not enough expirience in 
>> Smalltalk to understand
>> what i am doing. Any help would be appreciated very much.
>> Thanks,
>> -Dmitry.
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