[squeak-dev] Monticello Repositories

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 14:43:52 UTC 2021

Hi all,

    I want to add and satisfy two requirements for Monticello repositories.

The first is that
- there is a page on squeak.org that describes how to set up a Monticello repository and either points to the code necessary to build a Monticello repository image, or points to downloadable Monticello repository image & changes files. There is at least two paragraphs on Monticello in the Welcome workspace/Help tool that cover its general power (distributed VCS that can work fully disconnected) and how easy it is to set up.

The second is that repositories and repository inspectors are extended to include the equivalent of a README.md, a top-level readme for the entire repository, in which repository maintainers can give high-level, lay-of-the-land information.  The README would appear at the top of the list of packages in a repository inspector.

The first requirement is for developers who wish to set up private and/or personal Monticello repositories.  This is easy to do, but only if one knows how.  Currently that information is missing from squeak.org and the Welcome workspace/Help tool.

The second requirement is to make loading code from repositories easier. I just had to ask Levente how to load a full configuration from the Cryptography repository because there is no where in the repository, visible from within the image, specifically visible from a repository inspector, to get this info.

Can we make this so?

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