[Seaside] updateRoot: Weirdness

Philippe Marschall philippe.marschall at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 05:40:09 UTC 2007

2007/7/19, David Shaffer <cdshaffer at acm.org>:
> Keith Hodges wrote:
> > I don't think that  everyone is interested in being an expert at
> > configuring wierdo linux technologies. I myself have no intention of
> > ever having to write apache rewrite rules. If I ever have to then I
> > figure something is wrong.
> Of course.  I'm sure your rant isn't directed at me but I'd like to
> point out that often times these weirdo technologies are the best
> solutions for the problem.  You're right that not /everyone/  is
> interested in them.
> Anyway, my reasoning was kind of linear...you should store static
> content on the file system because ultimately you'll be using apache to
> serve it anyway.  Yours was different...you should store static content
> on the file system because the tools you use to manage this content are
> file-based.  In either case we agree on result.
> What we need is a solution that makes it easy for beginners to serve
> static content through Squeak (from the image and/or file system,
> doesn't matter) and to switch to a front-end web server if/when the need
> presents itself.   FWIW I also tried to get a solution to this problem
> into the base distro.  WAKom class>>startOn:servingFilesFrom: configured
> Comanche, not Seaside, to serve files from your selected directory but
> it was dropped...twice.

Because you code had several issues including not working after saving
the image.


> Based on discussions with Lukas I believe that
> he is determined to see the in-image file library concept adopted by
> beginners but I think it has many pitfalls (of which you cited a few).
> Maybe this will be the beginning of a larger discussion on this
> topic?...now that several of us are clearly interested in improving the
> situation.
> BTW, serving static content is my #1 FAQ in personal e-mails from new
> Seaside developers.  URL mapping is #2.
> David
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