[squeak-dev] A Monticello browser wish...

Nicolas Cellier nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 07:19:50 UTC 2020

Hi all,
maybe a web query of the kind find -newer some_date would restrict the flow
of useless data.

Le mer. 11 mars 2020 à 07:43, Marcel Taeumel <marcel.taeumel at hpi.de> a
écrit :

> Hi Eliot,
> such a mechanism would also allow us to efficiently check for updates in
> the background and inform the user when it is time to update the image. :-)
> We need a new interface to source.squeak.org for that. Some simple call.
> A server-side check. Or maby some service in between that periodically
> downloads all file names and calculates possible updates from that. Then no
> changes to SqueakSource would be needed. But we would need an extra server.
> Maybe there is capacity on rackspace left? :-)
> Just some thoughts.
> Best,
> Marcel
> Am 11.03.2020 00:16:21 schrieb Eliot Miranda <eliot.miranda at gmail.com>:
> Hi All,
>   a useful addition to our modern lifestyle
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JiRFG8r_Mg> would be an efficient
> background visit to each repository in the full list of repositories
> (obtained in the Monticello browser when no package is selected), to check
> if any package in that repository has a package newer than those in the
> current image, and then to highlight the repository description in bold
> (that's the house style).  One could then check the list occasionally to
> see if repositories other than trunk had updates.  One would need a
> preference to limit how often the repositories were polled (once an hour
> might be a good default), and it should happen below user processing
> priority, and the background process easily discardable when the set of
> repositories changes, etc.
> _,,,^..^,,,_
> best, Eliot
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