[Pharo-users] Configuration Browser

Sven Van Caekenberghe sven at stfx.eu
Sat Mar 22 03:33:00 EDT 2014


On 22 Mar 2014, at 02:31, Ben Coman <btc at openInWorld.com> wrote:

> Sven Van Caekenberghe wrote:
>> Hi Markus,
>> 
>> On 21 Mar 2014, at 18:44, Markus Fritsche 
>> <fritsche.markus at gmail.com>
>>  wrote:
>> 
>>   
>> 
>>> Hello, 
>>> 
>>> is not having a field for description or a link to a description in ConfigurationBrowser a design decision?
>>> 
>>> Best regards,
>>>   Markus
>>>     
>>> 
>> 
>> A Metacello configuration is just a single class inside a Monticello package. The Configuration Browser lists all those MC packages from a repository. 
>> 
>> Recently, we started with a convention for a couple of methods that form a meta description of the configuration. 
>> 
>>  
>> https://ci.inria.fr/pharo-contribution/job/PharoProjectCatalog/HTML_Report/?
>> 
>> 
>> It will take a while before all those descriptions are added.
>> 
>> However, in order to see them, you have to load the configuration (not install the code), it is not enough to just look at the MC package. There is no easy solution.
>> 
>> HTH,
>> 
>> Sven
>>   
>> 
>>   
>> 
> >There is no easy solution
> 
> A step along the way would be that CI job uploading the equivalent in STON/JSON format to files.pharo.org (maybe .../updates/catalog or .../extra/catalog)
> Having the raw data accessible would facilitate others (or at least me) experimenting with ConfigurationBrowser to display the descriptions.  

Yes, that would be a solution, it just has to be built ;-)






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