[Pharo-project] renggli mirror created on smalltalkhub

Camillo Bruni camillobruni at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 09:20:56 EDT 2012

On 2012-07-04, at 15:13, Friedrich Dominicus wrote:

> Well I can not follow  this completely. I can not find an answer of why
> text-based solutions won't cut it  and I have also no idea what an
> object-oriented revision control might  have other than a very good way
> of handling text. I guess I wil have to find some older threads  to get
> an idea.
> Anyway what I can't understand is that we can not simply switch from
> fone repository to another. It does not even have  to be always
> up-to-date. 
> Let me just ask you, how much time do you need if squeacksource is gone
> to get a new image filled up and running. No I do not know how often you
> do that but I for my part do it with nearly every Pharo version there
> is.
> I'm now trying to get some stuff installed in Pharo  2.0 (I guess you
> want this stuff to be used) and it takes me hours over hours and I still
> do not get anywhere. 
> So I simply do not get  why we just have a register of places where we
> can find this stuff and are not "forced" to code  that into the
> monticello packages. 
> Well if  I have to than at least Pharo should be able to easily allow me
> to run a kind of grep/replace in the ConfigurationOfFiles. AFAIKt I have
> the Extended search but this does just searching and not replacing. So
> I'm suposed to manually change all the ConfigurationOf to look in my
> local cache first. This is at least odd. 
> Another  stuff I simply do not get is package-cache. Why is it local to
> every other Pharo image? Why can't I say drop all below package-cache on
> my machine that's it. I do not know how many copies I have around here
> with the same "information". I can not see why this should make sens in
> the "standard" case....

you're absolutely right :)

Here in lille almost everybody sets up symlinks to have a single shared
instance of a package-cache :)

> I'm sorry but I simply do not understand a few things really. And well I
> can also not see an advantage of not treating sources as text-files for
> easier handling. This stupid text-files work since decades....

oh so true.

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