[Seaside] [ANN] Seaside 2.8 for VW

Philippe Marschall philippe.marschall at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 11:56:27 UTC 2007

2007/9/3, Bany, Michel <mbany at cincom.com>:
> Hi Conrad,
> Hi Michel, I have a couple of questions in regards to Seaside on VW:
> 1)  How does one port a Seaside application to Gemstone/S VM in terms of
> namespaces?  I would
>      like to use GLASS as my deployment platform but use VW as the
> development platform.
> I'm certainly not the best person to answer your question, since I have no
> experience with Gemstone.
> 2)  When upgrading to SeasideForWebToolkit(2.8a1.466.0,mbany), does the
> system load the other
>      packages (i.e. SeasideScriptaculous(2.8a1.216.0,mbany)
>      and SeasideTestingBundle(R1.5.5.0,mbany)?
> No
> 3)  Does the SeasideForSwazoo(2.8a1.466.0 ,mbany) use Swazoo 2.0?
> It is intended to work with Swazoo as shipped on the VW distribution, i.e.
> Swazoo 1.0.
> I just tried it myself with Swazoo 2.0 and could see that SeasideForSwazoo
> does not work on top of Swazoo 2.0.
> While trying it, I could see that supporting Swazoo 2.0 is nothing trivial,
> so it will take its little time before it is supported.

I have a very basic server adpater for Swazoo 2 running. I'll post it
later today.


> 4)  Is there any advantage to using SeasideForSwazoo(2.8a1.466.0,mbany) over
>      SeasideForWebToolkit(2.8a1.466.0,mbany) in regards to performance?
> So far my target for Seaside was WebToolkit, because it is the Cincom
> supported web environment in VW.
> I created the Swazoo bindings just to convince myself that there is no
> WebToolkit dependency in the port.
> However, I never compared the performance of the two. I guess they must be
> somehow more or less kind of equal.
> On the other hand, it appears that Swazoo is the server of choice for some
> Seaside users, so there must be some advantage in Swazoo but I do not
> remember what the motivations were.
> I see some contradictions in your questions : you care about the performance
> of two VW solutions while your deployment target is Gemstone. I would better
> understand if you were querying about the performance advantage of using
> Gemstone over VW.
> Michel.
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