[squeak-dev] Monticello issues

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 21:49:12 UTC 2011

Thanks Levente.  You were right about #2, good catch.

I'm not sure about 3.  I don't see how the update process could avoid
downloading full mcz's if that's what we're posting to the trunk.
There is a setting on each repository to "store diffs", which causes
.mcd's to be produced, but I don't know whether anyone uses that on a
regular basis for trunk.

I'm all for improving the efficiency; how about we analyze what we
want and move forward by just implementing what we want, the code is a
lot easier to work on now.

 - Chris

> I uploaded a few changes for MC which fix most issues (Installer, Gofer) and
> also yield better performance. Some issues are still present:
> (1) multiple repositories named "cache" show up in Monticello Browser after
> loading Metacello configurations
> (2) HTTP repositories are updated twice when opened from the MC Browser
> (3) I'm still not sure diffy versions (.mcd) are downloaded during updates,
> all I see are .mcz files in the package cache
> I found that the cause of double updating (2) is the change of
> MCRepositoryInspector >> #packageList. It sends #versionNames which
> updates once, then it sends #allPackageNames which does it another time.
> Wrapping those methods in
> repository cacheAllFileNamesDuring: [ ... ]
> seems to be a solution, but I'm not familiar with the code of MC, so I'm not
> sure if this is the right thing to do.
> Cheers,
> Levente

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