[Seaside] Configuration with VisualWorks?
m.bany at wanadoo.fr
Mon Mar 6 17:57:43 UTC 2006
On 05 Mar 2006, at 00:32 , Roland Hochmuth wrote:
> Seaside Users, I've just started out with Seaside and Smalltalk.
> I'm using VisualWorks 7.4. I've had no problems downloading Seaside
> and running the examples or even adding new apps/components to the
> pre-configured seaside web site. So far, I'm very impressed!!!
> Initially, I had the site automatically created by the
> AAADocumentation class.
> What I would like to do now is create my own WEB site with it's own
> root directory, not in the $(VISUAL_WORKS_HOME)/web/examples
> directory, but I'm missing something on how to configure this. I've
> gone through the VW WEB development example and created a new web
> site by modifying webtools.ini and creating a foo-site.ini, but I'm
> not able to connect this up to Seaside. So then I tried another
> approach to creating a new site, by borrowing code from
> AAADocumentation and changing these around a little to create a new
> WEB site, but all I can display is the readme.html in the browser,
> which is the default home page.
> So I guess I'm looking for possibly a little explanation or
> cookbook on how to get going. Does anyone have any pointers or
Here is a first small recipee.
1) Create your site root directory
for instance /mysite
2) Add a file to your root directory
for instance /mysite/mysite.ini
this file contains the parameters for the site
see default-site.ini for an example
see also documentation for possible options and their meanings
(WebAppDevGuide.pdf), mainly chapter 5
You may want to define a logical name like this
go = servlet/SeasideServlet
The environment parameter is for the namespace, probably
environment = Seaside
3) Add a line at end of webtools.ini in the VW Web folder
to link the site name to the file above
assuming the site name is "abcd" :
abcd = /mysite/mysite.ini
4) If VisualWorks is already running, navigate to http://localhost:8008
that will take you to the web server configuration page
select the "Manage Server" tab
click "Reset Server" to force re-read webtools.ini
or start your VW image
5) Navigate to your new site
if you defined the logical name, the url is shorter :
6) If you prefer shorter urls
You may want to try with the parcel named SeasideShortPath
located in the BonusPack folder
Then navigate to
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