[Squeakland] cannot publish a file anymore

Kim Rose kim.rose at squeakland.org
Thu Dec 16 07:22:46 PST 2004

Yay!  This is great --- thanks for all the time troublshooting, Scott!

At 9:44 AM -0500 12/16/04, Arvind Grover wrote:
>Scott, you are a miracle worker. It worked like a charm. Thanks a lot
>for your help. My students will be thrilled that they can make updates
>to their project and actually save them when they are done. Especially
>helpful with the end of the semester coming up.
>arvind s grover
>Acting Director of Educational Technology
>The Hewitt School
>45 East 75th St
>New York, NY 10021
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>E. agrover at hewittschool.org
>W. www.hewittschool.org
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Scott Wallace [mailto:scott.wallace at squeakland.org]
>Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 12:41 AM
>To: Arvind Grover
>Cc: squeakland at squeakland.org; Kim.Rose at squeakland.org; Michael Rueger
>Subject: RE: [Squeakland] cannot publish a file anymore
>Hi again, Arvind.
>Sorry it's taken so long to track this down, but I think I now
>(finally) have a good fix for this student's damaged project and
>others like it.
>Please try out the attached, which (if it passes the smoke test) will
>find its way into the squeakland update stream before long.
>To test it, follow the instructions as for the previous fileout I
>sent out on Monday, which should be discarded.
>After installing the new fileout, your student will find that she can
>load in her old project, request "attempt misc. repairs" from the
>"authoring tools" menu, then republish her project, and the resulting
>new .pr file should be fine to load into any Squeakland image whether
>it yet has this fix in it or not.
>Please let me know how this flies...
>   -- Scott
>At 1:55 AM -0800 12/14/04, Scott Wallace wrote:
>>Hi, Arvin,
>>The fileout I sent earlier had a bug, which accounts for the error
>>you ran into after loading it.
>>I've now got a fixed version of my fileout.  But there's still
>>something wacky, in that when you republish a project that has the
>>bogus scripts stripped, they reappear.  Tracking this down has
>>eluded me tonight, but I'll attack it again tomorrow.
>>Meantime, the seemingly-somewhat-improved state of that project
>>(after republishing it after loading my early, buggy fileout and
>>then doing "attempt misc repairs") is actually still not good
>>enough, in that the project-file it creates will still require an
>>image that has my fixes in it to be usable.
>>So please hold off on this for another little while and hopefully
>>I'll be able to sort this out soon.
>>   -- Scott
>>At 10:18 PM -0500 12/13/04, Arvind S. Grover wrote:
>>>Scott, I really appreciate the help. I tried the patch you sent me,
>>>when I tried misc repairs, it crashed. But, then when I tried
>>>publishing, it took a while, and told me:
>>>"Some block(s) which reference instance variables are included in this
>>>segment. These may fail when the segment is loaded if the class has
>>>reshaped. What would you like to do?"
>>>I could choose keep going or stop and take a look. When I choose keep
>>>going, it seems to publish normally, but always asks whenever I want
>>>publish. I am not sure exactly what I am looking for when I choose
>>>a look.
>>>If this is the best we can get this project, is will be just fine. It
>>>have anything to add, please let me know. I attached the original .pr
>>>file. Again, I can't thank you enough for the help.
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Scott Wallace [mailto:scott.wallace at squeakland.org]
>>>Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 9:08 PM
>>>To: Arvind S. Grover
>>>Cc: squeakland at squeakland.org; Michael Rueger; Kim.Rose at squeakland.org
>>>Subject: Re: FW: [Squeakland] cannot publish a file anymore
>  >>
>>>Hi, Arvind,
>>>Apparently this project had gotten into an inconsistent state
>>>sometime before the publishing was attempted.
>>>Since you mentioned that you've tried to publish the same project on
>>>more than one computer, and encountered the same problem, I wonder
>>>*what* you copied from computer to computer for the successive
>>>trials.  Was it an earlier version of the .pr project file that *had*
>>>been successfully published?  Or did you copy over the
>>>squeakPlugIn.image from one machine to the next?
>>>If you still to have a saved copy of the image in which this error
>>>occurred, please try this:
>>>(1)  Place the attached file into the "My Squeak" folder on the
>>>computer that has the Squeak image with the offending project.
>>>(2)  Start up the image that has the error.
>>>(3)  "Install" the attached file from a filelist (hit shift-esc to
>>>get the world menu, choose "open", then "file-list"; select the file
>>>and then hit the "install" button.)
>>>(4)  Choose "attempt misc repairs" from the "authoring tools" menu
>>>(hit shift-esc to get the world menu, then choose "authoring tools",
>>>then "attempt misc repairs.")
>>>(5)  Now try to publish the project again.
>>>*** Alternatively, if you could by any chance make that image
>>>available to us on some ftp site, we could download it and take a
>>>direct look.
>>>If the offending image is no longer available for trying this out, of
>>>course, this won't do your student much good -- sorry.  However,
>>>probably the attached code, or something derived from it, will appear
>>>in a forthcoming Squeakland update to help work around similar error
>>>conditions in the future.
>>>    -- Scott
>>>PS:  If you have no image but do have a previously-successfully-saved
>>>.pr file for the project, please email *that* to me privately, if you
>>>At 1:04 PM -0500 12/13/04, Arvind S. Grover wrote:
>>>   >Since Michael has been able to correct the attachments issue, I am
>>>>resending my log attachment. Any help would be appreciated.
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>From: squeakland-bounces at squeakland.org
>>>>[mailto:squeakland-bounces at squeakland.org] On Behalf Of Arvind S.
>>>>Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 11:25 AM
>>>>To: squeakland at squeakland.org
>>>>Subject: [Squeakland] cannot publish a file anymore
>>>>...I have a student who has a 1 megabyte file, and each time she
>tried to
>>>>publish, it hangs while publishing. I have attached the log. I have
>>>>tried on different computers with no luck.
>>>>Any ideas? Thanks again,

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