[Seaside] Albatross not working on linux

Adrian Lienhard adi at netstyle.ch
Fri Aug 3 12:33:59 UTC 2007

Hi Norbert,

Concerning the fixes for ExternalWebBrwoser it would be best if this  
is integrated in the original code. There is a SqueakSource project  
at http://www.squeaksource.com/ExternalWebBrowser.html. We have used  
Albatross only on Mac and Windows so far.

 From the problem you report with Albatross, I cannot see what goes  
wrong. Maybe some setup problem with Albatross/Pier?
I uploaded a prepared Albatross image to www.netstyle.ch/dropbox/ 
Albatross.zip, which has all Pier and Scriptaculous tests green on my  
machine. So, you can see whether this works for you and maybe find a  
difference to your setup.


Adrian Lienhard

On Aug 3, 2007, at 13:46 , Norbert Hartl wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to use albatross for my web app. But I have
> some problems. First there are two Mac specific classes
> to open a browser:
> ExternalWebBrowserMacOS
> and
> ExternalWebBrowserUnixMacOSX
> I guess these are for system 9 and 10. However the latter
> is detected under linux. It just checks for platformName,
> availability of the C library and the existence of an
> executable called open. All this is true for a linux
> system. At least all debian based. But the open binary
> is in a package console-tools which I know from nearly
> every other linux as well. This could be different for
> BSD like system. I'll check this.
> As I am not familiar with ffi calls in particular I did
> an ugly hack around it. I added
> ExternalWebBrowserUnixMacOSX>>suitsPlatform
>    ^ super suitsPlatform and: [
>       (self new system: 'uname -a | grep ''^Darwin''') = 0
>    ]
> With this the I get ExternalWebBrowserUnixMozilla. This uses
> gnome-moz-remote binary to open a page. This is already a
> dependency to gnome (as the name indicates). I think it is
> better to use gnome-open which will open any browser the user
> has configured in his settings. Do you think there are any
> javascript issues which need to use mozilla? The change would
> be
> ExternalWebBrowserUnixMozilla>>helperCommand
>    ^' "{1}"'
> ExternalWebBrowserUnixMozilla>>helperProgram
>    ^'gnome-open'
> If you like to support more different settings let me know
> I can jump in.
> Having this I get the test page opened in firefox. But I
> get an error from albatross. I tested pier versions from
> universe (public and beta) and the latest albatross from
> squeaksource.
> With pier beta I get
> UndefinedObject(Object)>>doesNotUnderstand: #contents
> AComponentWrapper(WAComponent)>>decoration
> Norbert
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