[Seaside] Seaside/Squeak/Linux: service with GUI as needed
BSchwab at anest.ufl.edu
Sat Jul 12 15:50:10 UTC 2008
Is it reasonable to expect Squeak/Pharo with Seaside, and other tools to
perform as follows:
(1) Pharo image(s) run as service(s); the computer is (ab)used pretty
much as an appliance; technicians are told to plug in the network cable,
then turn on the box, and if all is well, it "just works".
(2) most (Smalltalk) configuration tasks happen via a Seaside interface.
(3) I realize that I can edit code through Seaside's halos, but I will
sometimes want to interact graphically with the Squeak image; it will be
doing other things beyond serving Seaside pages. I envision (please
tell me if there are better ways) making a remote desktop (or similar)
connection to the server, stopping the offending service, and restarting
it as a desktop user to debug, save the changed image, exit, restart the
service, and log out.
Is this a SSH/VNC task, or is there a better way. Some things I have
read appear to suggest that one can simply use VNC to attach to the
running Squeak service and a GUI instantly appears??? That seems too
slick to expect it to work.
Do things change if one replaces Linux with Windows? I am trying to
escape, but it will take some time to complete the transfer.
Wilhelm K. Schwab, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Department of Anesthesiology
PO Box 100254
Gainesville, FL 32610-0254
Email: bschwab at anest.ufl.edu
Tel: (352) 846-1285
FAX: (352) 392-7029
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