[Seaside] i am dreaming of ...

Pavel Krivanek squeak3 at continentalbrno.cz
Thu Oct 20 12:47:28 UTC 2005

>I had asked this on squeakdev, but got no reply.  As it's relevant to
>this conversation, I'll ask again here.
>Does anybody besides me think it would be convenient to have a method to
>drop a cleaned-up image file from a development environment?  Cleaned-up
>means essentially that you provide an object and that the image forks,
>removes everything not required to run that object's #run method, and
>then drops a .image file, which (upon restart) executes the #run method
>for the object.  By removing the GUI, the compiler, morphic, etc. you
>would get a smaller, more secure, and (potentially much) higher
>performance image that could run anywhere without requiring a screen and
>keyboard.  One would presumably put in a way to get it to cleanly
>shutdown and invoke a new image, thus allowing incremental deployment.
>In some ways this would provide an alternative to Spoon.
>Does any such thing exist already?  This is not a trivial project
>(because of dynamic typing and dynamic dispatch), but it's probably
>quite doable.  The next piece of research following this is to compile
>that image to native code, which would make it even easier to deploy on
>web server farms.
>Thanks for any pointers or comments.
Hi Dave, look at this: 

-- Pavel

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