[squeak-dev] GitHub package management beta

Dale Henrichs dale.henrichs at gemtalksystems.com
Wed Jun 7 18:04:46 UTC 2017

I think that the Cargo is the Pharo effort for package management. I've 
forwarded Eliot's mail to Christophe ...


[1] https://github.com/demarey/cargo#cargo-package-manager-

On 06/07/2017 09:34 AM, Ben Coman wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 9:56 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de 
> <mailto:bert at freudenbergs.de>> wrote:
>     On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 3:16 AM, Eliot Miranda
>     <eliot.miranda at gmail.com <mailto:eliot.miranda at gmail.com>>wrote:
>         Hi All,
>             I've been invited to participate in github's Bera test of
>         their new package management support.  I don't know much, if
>         anything, about the software except that it supports RubyGems
>         (Ruby), Maven (Java) and npm (JavaScript) formats.  My contact
>         at github has asked me to supply a list of email addresses of
>         those who would like to test the software.  The contact will
>         provide documentation.
>         If you would like to participate please reply to me using this
>         same subject line and including in the body of the message the
>         email you'd like used.  Please do top post.
>     ​See below ;)​
>         Maybe we could get github to directly support Monticello. 
>         Maybe this could achieve some simplifications and ease some
>         tensions.  I don't know.  But I'm intrigued.
>     Package management is not the same as version control ... MC is
>     version control, whereas we use config maps / SqueakMap /
>     Metacello for package management. ​Sounds more like when you do a
>     release​ on github, they would automatically push a release to the
>     npm and gems database.
>     Jakob (cc'ed) is working on full MC/git/github integration for
>     Squeak, so he may be interested, but I'd think we should get the
>     basics covered before getting github to do something specific for
>     us. We don't know what we would need, yet.
> Thats very interesting to hear.  Do you know if the will follow 
> Pharo's Iceberg model, or Cuis' git interface (which I'm not familiar 
> with) or something else?
> cheers -ben
> P.S. I'm not sure if I should have seen the CC to Jakob in my mail 
> headers?

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