[ANN] Extra! Extra! SM2 is up and running!

Julian Fitzell julian at beta4.com
Mon Jan 19 00:35:51 UTC 2004

goran.krampe at bluefish.se wrote:
> Howdy folks!
> Well, it seems that SM2 in the end stopped kicking and biting me and
> actually started working.
> WARNING: The next days will probably (Murphy you know) have problems
> related to SM2. I hope that there will be as little pain as possible,
> but who knows. I hope you stay cheerful with me on the ride. :)
> Some quick facts, the new Package Loader:
> 0. You can get SM2 by either "loading updates from the net" in your old
> package loader. It will ask you if it should upgrade. Or you simply
> install package "SqueakMap" (which now = SM2). This should work in 3.5,
> 3.6 and 3.7 as I have tested it. I have not tested SM2 in 3.4 and 3.2.
> If all goes well you will see the new package loader which uses the
> hierarchical list.
> 1. Releases are listed "under" the package in a hierarchical list.
> Releases in SM2 have two version numbers - one automatic (1, 2, 3, 4
> etc) which uses the package VersionNumber from Stephen Pair - and one
> manual which the maintainer can enter. In the package loader the
> automatic is listed if there is no manual version entered.
> 2. There is no "download directory" anymore. The package loader
> maintains a disk cache located in "sm/cache". The structure is self
> explanatory. This means that "install" only downloads if it isn't in the
> cache. Marcus - this is what we shall use for your CD!
> 3. There is a little feature in the package loader called "put list in
> paste buffer". This can be helpful when someone asks "What do you have
> installed?" or something like that.
> 4. Loading updates from the net takes much longer now. But AFAIK this is
> the only thing that is "worse" than SM1 - so please bear with me. This
> has to do with the fact that the updating isn't incremental so it
> actually loads a snapshot of the full map each time.
> Anyway, given the richer model in SM2 I will very soon put out some cool
> features in the package loader, stay tuned. :)
> The master webserver:
> 1. When you log in - use your email or your developer initials (if SM2
> has picked them up, it tried to do it by slurping from the Squeak
> Swiki!) as username and one of the passwords you used for your package
> (the first you registered presumably). Otherwise click the link and get
> a new password in the email.
> 2. The server still has some gotchas - but I will work on them.
> I will also try to get the time in a day or two to write an article on
> SqP about SM2 and what it can do.
> regards, Göran

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