[squeak-dev] How to submit something to the inbox

Bob Arning arning315 at comcast.net
Sun Oct 8 12:45:25 UTC 2017

OK, done, I hope. Thanks for your help, everyone.

On 10/8/17 8:25 AM, Jakob Reschke wrote:
> 2017-10-08 13:26 GMT+02:00 Bob Arning <arning315 at comcast.net>:
>> On 10/7/17 2:02 PM, David T. Lewis wrote:
>>> 2) Open the inbox repository
>>>     A) In your Squeak 5.1 image, open a Monticello Browser.
>>>     B) On the right hand side of the browser, highlight the "http://source.squeak.org.trunk" repository.
>> That's "/trunk" right?
> Correct.
>>> 3) Get ready to commit your changes to the inbox
>>>     A) Make sure your image is updated (world -> help... -> update code from server)
> Or click the Squeak Mouse in the left corner of the main docking bar
> -> Update Squeak.
>>>     B) In the Monticello browser, highlight package "Morphic" on the left, and
>> "Graphics" in this case?
> You have to pick the package that contains your changes.
>>>        repository "http://source.squeak.org/trunk" on the right.
>> This is the same "trunk" that I renamed to "inbox" in the previous step?
> Short answer in the context of this how-to list: yes.
> I think "editing" the trunk repository is not the right way. Rather,
> one should copy the snippet that is displayed on "edit repository
> info", and create a new HTTP repository via the +Repository button,
> paste the copied snippet and then change trunk to inbox there. In the
> end, you should have both trunk and inbox in the right-hand list (at
> least when no package is selected in the left-hand list).
> But you must then also add the "new" inbox repository to your package
> by right-clicking on that package, choosing "add repository...", and
> selecting the inbox repository. It will then appear in the right-hand
> list for the package, so both trunk and inbox will be there.
> If this must be done by every new contributor, it is really
> complicated, so it ought to be already set up out-of-the-box, IMHO.
> That is, for all packages which are included in the trunk it should
> already be there.
>>>     C) Click the "Changes" button on the top.
>>>     D) The "changes" here are the differences between your image and the most
>>>        recent version in the trunk repository. Verify that these are the changes
>>>        that you want to submit, no more and no less. If something looks wrong, stop
>>>        and ask for tips on the squeak-dev list.
>> If I get changes from trunk, it is one method. If I get changes from
>> inbox, it is a bazillion. So, if I save to inbox, am I saving one or a
>> bazillion?
> Phew Monticello... Short answer: you are saving one method, usually.
> Next to the package name in the left-hand list, there is a version
> indication in brackets: for example, "Graphics -->(topa.382)<--". This
> is your baseline version for the package (Graphics-topa.382). The
> changes that you see and select when you click "Save" are the ones
> that your new version will contain when compared to the base version.
> Regarding the contents and ancestry of your new version, it does not
> matter to which repository you save it.
> The "Changes" button gives you the list of changes that would
> transform the latest version from the selected repository to the state
> in your working copy/image. The latest Graphics version in the inbox
> might be old, so you get a bazillion of changes. Since the base
> version usually comes from trunk, especially if you updated
> beforehand, the "Changes" from trunk give you the better impression.
> People regularly criticize Git for being complicated and that it is
> unfortunate that one is advised to learn its inner workings to fully
> embrace it. But it seems that Monticello displays the same problem.
> Note that in step 4A...
>>> 4) Submit your changes to the inbox
>>>     A) Now highlight the "http://source.squeak.org/inbox" repository on the right
>>>        pane of the Monticello browser, and package "Morphic" on the left.
> ...you must first select the package on the left, and then select the
> repository on the right. The repository selection is cleared when you
> select the package. If the repository is not on the list, you have to
> "add repository" to the package, as described above.

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