[squeak-dev] Testing PostgresV3

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 16:16:30 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...
> Installing
> --------
> 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?
> Testing
> ------
> 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
> --
> 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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