Code management system, was RE: Has anyone implemented CORBA?

Paul McDonough paulm at
Thu Mar 9 17:21:58 UTC 2000

Well I guess I can hardly object ... by the way, does 'squeak at'
come straight to me still?  At this point, am I correct in assuming that
anyone/everyone who asks shall be granted access to MyRoarr?  I will put
together a suitable ass-covering statement to mail out with the ftp site
info, of course ...

>From: "John W. Sarkela" <john_sarkela at>
>To: <squeak at>
>Subject: Re: Code management system, was RE: Has anyone implemented CORBA?
>Date: Thu, Mar 9, 2000, 10:16 AM

> Funny you should mention it.  We (TFEI) are just now frantically pounding
> together just such a repository framework and versioning tool for Squeak..
> It's based on Richard Harmon's SIF and Program work (SIF is the storage
> format, and Programs are somewhat analogous to Envy Applications), but we
> are being careful not to inhibit normal Squeak tools usage.
> We believe we are close , and we will unveil <something> at Camp Squeak this
> weekend.  Meanwhile, anyone who's curious may send email to
> squeak at, and we'll be happy to point you to the "test pilots"
> release.  Be advised, while that version is actually in use (and effective)
> as a versioning tool, its correct usage is _extremely_ subtle <spot the
> euphamism!> in places.
> A few quick observations about the tool:
>     - we plan to have it compatible with Eric's SIF before/during Camp
> Smalltalk
>     - the actual repository storage format is simply a local file system;
> however, the framework is easy to extend to other storage mechanisms.
>     - we will provide a two-way bridge between SIF and native Squeak
> file-out format and/or integrate .st and .cs versioning into the tool
> Well we have code squeaking for attention that wants to get out of the door.
> More as the story breaks...
> The coding staff of The Fourth Estate, Inc.
>> From: "Jarvis, Robert P. \(Contingent\)" <Jarvisb at>
>> Reply-To: squeak at
>> Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 11:02:31 -0500
>> To: "'squeak at'" <squeak at>
>> Subject: Code management system, was RE: Has anyone implemented CORBA?
>> Resent-From: squeak at
>> Resent-Date: 9 Mar 2000 16:00:09 -0000
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From:    Andrew C. Greenberg [SMTP:werdna at]
>>> Sent:    Thursday, March 09, 2000 10:05 AM
>>> To:    squeak at
>>> Subject:    Re: Has anyone implemented CORBA?
>>> If you would find an ORB useful, or are looking for a project to get
>>> involved, by all means work on one.  If not, there are many useful
>>> tasks still to be accomplished.
>> Speaking of "other useful tasks", has anyone got a line on an existing code
>> management/versioning system (in the vein of Envy or StORE or what was that
>> thing for Visual Smalltalk?) which could be ported to Squeak?
>> Alternatively, would anyone care to offer suggestions, concerns, etc, on how
>> to approach this?  I'm interested in the problem, and would like to
>> implement it in Squeak (i.e. I don't want to do an interface to RCS or
>> whatever).  I suppose I could prowl through a VisualWorks image and "borrow"
>> ideas from  StORE but, aside from the legal and ethical considerations, that
>> seems like cheating.  Comments, ideas, and/or pointers to existing work
>> appreciated.
>> Bob Jarvis
>> Compuware @ Timken

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