[DVS] PackageInfo subclasses and PackageManager

Avi Bryant avi at beta4.com
Sun Apr 20 02:10:00 UTC 2003

On Sat, 19 Apr 2003, Ned Konz wrote:

> With the new version of DVS, I no longer see Connectors in the Package
> Panel when I load the SAR. This used to work.
> I have a subclass of PackageInfo.
> What happened? How do we make custom PackageInfo subclasses work the
> right way?

I don't think it has anything to do with custom subclasses; I think it has
to do (at least indirectly) with the SARBuilder.

When you file out a DVS package from the PackagePanel, the last chunk in
the file looks like

Smalltalk at: #FilePackageManager
  ifPresent: [:p | p registerPackage: 'SomePackage'].!

This is what causes the package to show up in the PackagePanel when it's
filed in.

The Connectors.st file doesn't have this chunk.  I assume this is because
SARBuilder uses the simple PackageInfo>>fileOut instead of DVS (I seem
to remember this came up before when class comments weren't getting
included in SARs).

One solution would be to just append a similar chunk to the .st file when
building a SAR.


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