[Seaside] [Q] Any documentation of guide for porting seaside to other Smalltalk system?

Sungjin Chun chunsj at embian.com
Mon Mar 5 01:35:04 UTC 2007

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Wow, what a big help!, Thanks, I'll try.

Dale Henrichs wrote:
> Sungjin,
> I don't know of any porting documentation, but here is a rough outline
> of how to go about doing the port:
>    1. As Luka suggests, take a look at the Continuation class and get
>       the unit tests to run in GNU smalltalk. Getting Contuations
>       working may or may not be a big challenge. At Gemstone, we ended
>       up making mods to the vm to get continuations to work.
>    2. Once you've got continuations in hand, take a look at
>       PackageInfo-Exporters. There's a version on SqueakSource (part of
>       Seaside project) that is a good starting point. Write a GNU
>       smalltalk exporter that will allow you to file out the Seaside
>       package (all classes and extension methods for Seaside) in a form
>       acceptable to GNU smalltalk.
>    3. File the result into your GNU smalltalk image and resolve the
>       filein issues.
>    4. Run the Seaside unit tests.
>    5. Now you'll need some sort of HTTP server. We are using
>       Swazoo/Hyper. You'll need to write some glue code between Seaside
>       and your HTTP server. We used Michel Bany's VW glue code as an
>       example. We can provide our code as well. Basically the glue code
>       transforms the requests and responses from your HTTP server into
>       Seaside requests and responses.
>    6. If GNU smalltalk doesn't have a HTTP server , you might try
>       porting the FastCGI code from Squeak to GNU smalltalk. We just
>       recently ported FastCGI to Gemstone so we can give you some
>       pointers here. If you don't have a HTTP server in GNU smalltalk
>       this is a very good option - you simply transform the FastCGI
>       request/responses directly into Seaside request/responses.
>    7. At this point you should be able to begin serving seaside web
>       pages. Bring up the WAAllTests application (you'll need to
>       initiale it first) and start poking around.
> This should be enough to get you started. Good luck!
> Dale
> Sungjin Chun wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to port seaside to GNU smalltalk - I'm not sure whether this is
> possible or not. My primary objective is to learn network programming in
> smalltak, both squeak and gnu smalltalk(gst).
> Is there any guide/documentation for this?
> Thanks in advance.
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