[Seaside] [ANN] Seaside 3.0 (2.9 alpha 4) PORT for Dolphin

Julian Fitzell jfitzell at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 18:41:25 UTC 2009

That is excellent news, Jose, thanks.

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On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 8:34 PM, GallegO <fxgallego at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi list,
> I'm very pleased to announce I have sucessfully ported Seaside 2.9
> Alpha 4 to Dolphin Smalltalk X6.
> The port includes all the Seaside packages offered by the Seaside
> Builder site (http://builder.seaside.st) when we select the
> advanced tab. The port uses Swazoo so Swazoo 2.031 and Sport was ported too.
> I took the previous versions of Sport (ported by Esteban Maringolo).
> That save me a lot of work and time.
> Another time saving decision was the way in which the file-in was
> done. I implemented a native Installer class in Dolphin
> so I can handle Installer scripts in the same format as the script
> generated by the Seaside Builder site. I can handle
> Monticello (zipped files), extract the source and import it into the
> STS (Omnibase based) Dolphin Versioning Control System.
> After the pharo/squeak source code is imported I can load the packages
> from the repository into Dolphin.
> The current state of the port is a pre-alpha with some bugs that can
> be solved in a few days.
> After that I have to organize the packages for a release candidate
> that will be informed here.
> For the stable releases I will try to provide Installer scripts as
> does the Seaside Builder, with the packages know
> as dialect neutral to be downloaded directly from builder.seaside.st,
> and the Dolphin packages from other server.
> I believe this kind of distribution ensures a fast way to be up to
> date with the Seaside main codebase (Pharo).
> Things that does not work (yet)
> - Other codecs that WANullCodec. You can not get UTF-8 encoding for strings.
> - Partial continuations (I dont know if Dolphin Smalltalk X6 supports
> this, I hope it does)
> - We have 20 failing tests, related with Encoding/Unicode and Partial
> Continuations. The rest is green.
> Things to highlight:
> - The SPI (Seaside Performance Index) is 1350 on my computer (in the
> same computer Pharo gets 750).
> - The installation procedure is pretty straightforward, being amazingly fast.
> All the other stuff is working
> see advanced tab for alpha 4 on http://builder.seaside.st/
> I 'm would like to thanks InfOil (the company where I work) by
> supporting this port,
> Guillermo Sapaya (Development Manager) to put me in charge of this
> task and to the previous
> "porter" Esteban Maringolo (who also works in InfOil) for his effort
> done with the first
> version of Sport, specially the sockets weird interface ;)
> >From now on InfOil will be trying to maintain the latest version of
> Seaside up to date in Dolphin.
> We're going to publish the installations instructions during the next
> week, be patient :)
> Best Regards
> Jose Sebastian Calvo
> (GallegO)
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