[squeak-dev] Testing PostgresV3

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Tue Jul 2 19:46:44 UTC 2019

I've finally got to try out the http://www.squeaksource.com/PostgresV3 package and it's nearly kinda working. I think.

Warning - I know very little about databases. I probably don't even know the right words to use...

This was a bit more tricky than I'd like because there is no immediately obvious advice on installing.  First time I tried to load the "oh that looks a plausible root package" PostgresV3 but it actually locked up my image completely. So that's probably not the thing to load...
Loading Core, Help & DBAPI seems to have installed a basic setup ok. It's certainly nice to have the Help package added to the system, but it would need quite a lot of expansion to assist DB-newbies like me.  

Collectively we could do better with some sort of install guidance for packages on SqueakSource etc; I'm not sure what would really solve it. Perhaps a package called something obvious like 'install' that does loading or at least has a commit message that describes loading or... I know there is the whole 'ConfigurationOfBlah' stuff but how would one be expected to find one starting from SqueakSource?  Some info on the package Wiki that SSrc provides would help too; perhaps even mentioning if SqueakMap has a nice installer ready to help?

Almost worked! Got back an error saying the pg_hba.conf didn't know my IP, so someone at the office has to do magic. I'd guess that somewhere in PG3Connection>>#processStates one might benefit from checking the received message for error stuff.

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
I asked Mom if I was a gifted child ... she said they certainly wouldn't have paid for me.

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