[squeak-dev] SoC idea: Squeak code on the Web

Matthew Fulmer tapplek at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 16:41:16 UTC 2008

On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 12:37:23PM +0100, Janko Miv??ek wrote:
> Dear Squeakers,
> I'd like to hear your opinion about proposed Google SoC project currently 
> named as:
> 	Squeak code on the Web
> 	http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6032
> which goal is to build a web portal of all Squeak code ever written. Code 
> should be accessible to search engines like Google Code Search and each 
> package/class/method should have nice bookmarkable Url. This is important 
> (besides others) for better visibility and promotion of Smalltalk among 
> other languages, which have all code accessible on the web. Portal is 
> supposed to be written using Aida/Web framework to leverage its strong Url 
> support.

I think it is a great project:
- elimination of the image as a barrier to entry to browse code
- give Aida some solid backing in the squeak community opinion
- the artifact would be useful to anyone

I think there is a problem, though, in that this database would
have to be exposed to the image before a web interface could be
made to it. I emailed you in private about this.

Matthew Fulmer -- http://mtfulmer.wordpress.com/
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