Using Monticello and SqueakSource and distributing packages
avi at beta4.com
Wed Feb 18 20:01:43 UTC 2004
On Feb 18, 2004, at 9:41 AM, Lex Spoon wrote:
> It sounds like the UI should be tweaked here, not the documentation.
> How about giving it a good default cache setup and then leaving this
> info out of the main dialogs that a new user will see?
I don't think hiding the cache is a good idea - I constantly find
myself opening it because I know I'll be able to find the version I
want there. I've been thinking about going in the other direction, and
building the UI around the cache - since all the packages within it are
easily accessible with full metadata, it can be browsed in much better
ways than just looking through lists of files. All saving and loading
would effectively happen through the cache browsers, with remote
repositories just being used to feed into the cache or to accept
published packages from it. Especially now that the package sizes are
more under control this may be a reasonable way to go.
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