Helping MC2 to improve

Lic. Edgar J. De Cleene edgardec2001 at
Tue May 23 23:29:12 UTC 2006

Colin Putney puso en su mail :

> On May 20, 2006, at 11:47 AM, Lic. Edgar J. De Cleene wrote:
>> I have MC2 loaded on my experiments, but yet I do not know how use it.
>> Exists some documentation what I miss?
> No, there isn't any documentation beyond the messages that I've
> posted to this list.
> As a place to start, here are a few doIts that will illustrate some
> of the key concepts in MC2:
> MDSlicePanel withAllPackages open
> This is the list of all the PackageInfo packages in the image. If you
> 'Save to File' and enter 'test' as the file name, it will create a
> repository in a file called 'test.mcr' and save a snapshot fo the
> selected package into it. You can then open that file with the
> following doIt:
> (MDRepositoryPanel on: (MDFileRepository on: (FileStream
> oldFileNamed: 'test.mcr'))) open
> This will bring up a repository inspector that will let you load or
> merge that snapshot back into the image. Finally, try this:
> wc := MDWorkingCopy forImageProxy: MDWorkingCopy defaultImageProxy.
> memory := MDMemoryRepository new.
> slice := MDPackageInfoSlice named: 'SMBase'.
> snapshot _ slice saveFrom: wc to: memory.
> snapshot explore.
> memory explore.
> This will create a working copy, a repository in memory, and a slice
> for the package SMBase. It saves a snapshot of SMBase into the
> repository, and then opens explorers so you can look at the contents
> of the repository and the snapshot. Hint: all the garbled strings are
> instances of MDHashstamp.
>> I wish produce some mc2 package for testing and see how could be
>> attached
>> some more what code (gif/png/jpg , .morph, etc) for deliver .
>>> I haven't thought about this much, but I think a SAR would work fine.
>>> You could create a SAR that contained an MC2 repository file, your
>>> media and an install script that loaded a snapshot from the repository.
> Colin
Very thanks Colin.
I do some experiments tomorrow.
For the last thing, you are saying what SAR should be a better alternative
what MC2 ?.


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