[squeak-dev] [Discussion] Tools > "Metacello" and "Git Browser"

Marcel Taeumel marcel.taeumel at hpi.de
Wed Aug 14 06:53:59 UTC 2019

Hi, there.

In the last board meeting, we agreed to finally do something about the current state of the install scripts and visible menu entries for both Metacello and the Git Browser. There have been several discussions on this list.

The issues I see at the moment are:

- Metacello has no graphical tool window but suggests that it has being in the Tools menu
- Git Browser, if not installed, does not reveal "click to install) in the Tools Menu
- a click on "Git Browser" will always update it (and Metacello?) before starting it, which is just unnecessary

So, I am in favor of:

- Removing "Metacello" entry from the Tools menu
- Making the "Git Browser" install state more clear (via inbox Morphic-jr.1485)
- On opening "Git Browser", avoid updating Metacello and Git Browser if they are already installed
- Maybe, for manual (or administrative) updates, add "Installer ensureRecentMetacello" and "Installer installGitInfrastructure" back to the Do menu
- revert #installGitInfrastructure to again do #ensureRecentMetacello

I still like the MetacelloStub as it is now. :-)

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