[squeak-dev] History Questions from Dan Ingalls
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Mon Jan 6 03:29:23 UTC 2020
> On Jan 5, 2020, at 9:45 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> Who wrote the first Squeak web server?
> I know there was a period when many of the Squeak downloads were simply to use the web server.
> Who wrote the first wiki tin Squeak?
> This, too, was a popular reason for downloads.
I think the two questions my have the same answer. Beyond something simple like ServerDirectory for an FTP server (which I think Carnegie Mellon used) then I think the answer is the Pluggable Web Server (PWS). It was before Comanche. I think this goes back as far as Squeak 1.23.
It is discussed in chapter 7, section 4.3 of Guzdial’s book starting at “Web Serving with PWS”:
And here it is:
Specifically you asked who. The initials in the code are 'mjg 11/10/97 10:44’.
I’d be confident in saying that was Mark Guzdial of Georgia Tech.
And here he is:
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