SqueakMap feature request

Avi Bryant avi at beta4.com
Fri Jun 11 01:07:46 UTC 2004

Just a random thought that occured to me: it would be nice if every 
release on SqueakMap could optionally provide multiple URLs: one for a 
fresh install, and one for an update from an earlier version (or range 
of earlier versions).  How this gets used would depend on the package 
format: for example, you might have a full .cs for the fresh install, 
and a smaller incremental .cs (with appropriate removals etc) for 
upgrading from the previous version.  Or you might have a .st file for 
the fresh install, but a .mcz (for which you would have to install 
Monticello) for the upgrade.  Or the upgrade version might be a SAR 
with a special script for updating existing instance data, and so on.  
If you're skipping some intermediate versions and there's no direct 
update provided, SqueakMap could even be smart enough to apply the 
updates one by one as needed...

And no, there's no code attached to this email.  But if people like the 
idea I'd be willing to implement it.


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