[Seaside] UnixFileDirectory - moved image, need to move dir access

Brad Fuller brad at sonaural.com
Wed Feb 28 23:43:08 UTC 2007

Lukas Renggli wrote:
>> It appears that MAExternalFileModel uses a dictionary to maintain the
>> directory location
>> classPool: a Dictionary(#BaseDirectory->UnixFileDirectory on
>> '/my/path/to/files' #BaseUrl->nil)
> This is part of the file-model of Magritte. Some time ago I changed
> this model to allow storing files externally as opposed to enforce the
> use of a ByteArray within the image. The class MAExternalFileModel has
> a two class variables (this is not really a dictionary) that allow to
> configure these external files further. There are accessors on the
> class-side that you can use to configure these settings:
> MAExternalFileModel class>>baseDirectory: aStringOrDirectory
>     "Defines the base-directory where the files are stored. This defaults
> to a subdirectory of the current image-location."
> MAExternalFileModel class>>baseUrl: aString
>     "Defines the base-URL where the files are served from, when using an
> external web server. This setting is left to nil by default, causing
> the files to be served trough the image."
>> my questions are does anyone know if there are other gotchas about
>> moving the image? How should I change this? Is there a global way of
>> changing the location for access? I have a feeling that there will be
>> more walkbacks because I moved the pier image from one server to another.
> No, I don't think so. Copy the base-directory to your new server and
> update the setting if necessary.

I did have to update the setting. Seems to work fine, so far.


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