Squeak code now browsable and bookmarkable on the Web

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Sat Jan 5 14:52:57 UTC 2008

Hi Klaus,

Klaus D. Witzel wrote:

> nice work, and you will find something similiar on the result page of
> http://www.google.com/search?q=OrderedCollection+addAllFirstUnlessAlreadyPresent: 

Site with a generated Squeak docs done by Bernd Oldenbuettel looks very 
interesting: http://www.oldenbuettel.de/squeak-doku/, both from 
organization and design perspective. Maybe is this a way to go?

> May I add 2-3 things:
> o fileIn hyperlinks which answer, with content-type: text/plain,
>   the corresponding fileOut (at all the levels) as .st suffixed file,
>   same as local fileOut would do.

Thats interesting idea, probably quite useful too. So every 
package/category/class/method would have a FileOut link where you got a 
raw Smalltalk code in fileout format. And with a little JavaScript a 
browser's Save as dialog is opened to simply saving it.

> o show the annotation info.

What kind of annotation info have you in mind?

> o make available what's inside *each* MC package of the local directory
>   in a similiar fashion, top-entry-point: MCZ package+version file name.

Yes, I'll add packages so that full Url would be 

More package info, hmm, where and how to find it? Is it in image?

> Then we could begin making *each*published*version* of every 
> class+method *searchable* on the web (and perhaps link from the 
> SqueakSource project pages to a server which has some bandwidth for 
> crawlers).

Question is where to put version in an Url. I won't put it base Url but 
in a query part, but only if we are looking the 
non-blessed/current/stable version of a package. Namely, most people 
will like to see a current version of a package and very rarely older 
ore newer/dev ones. This will also help crawlers to know better, what is 
most important.


for current version 2.1:
for older beta:

I would simply extract a version from SqueakSource's .mcz file names, 
for example 2.1beta1 from Swazoo-2.1beta1.mcz

Best regards

> Thanks for your effort!
> /Klaus
> On Fri, 04 Jan 2008 21:24:13 +0100, Janko wrote:
>> Dear Squeakers,
>> Latest debate about documentation, accessing of source from the web 
>> and Google indexing warmed me to the point that I made a first glimpse 
>> of a web interface to code in Squeak image:
>>     http://squeak.aidaweb.si:8000
>> This is a newest Damien's squeak-web image and if, for instance, you'd 
>> like to see the code of that web app, here is its bookmarkable Url:
>>     http://squeak.aidaweb.si:8000/category/aidabrowser.html
>> Everything is bookmarkable: class categories, classes, methods. That 
>> way it is very easy to email someone a link to some code in your 
>> image. Yes, your own image can soon be accessible from the web that way!
>> Best regards
>> Janko

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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