[Pharo-users] Adding description doc for Catalog browser projects
stephan at stack.nl
Mon Jan 4 06:43:09 EST 2016
On 04-01-16 11:39, Dimitris Chloupis wrote:
> It has just occured me to that since meta repo is public and anyone can
> commit to it, is it ok if I add descriptions to projects that have none
> ? Because I am tried of seeing a project on Catalog Browser with no idea
> what it does.
> But i thought to ask permission to edit other people's configurations,
> though I wont be touching the configurations themselves only add
> descriptions to projects I find interesting yet they have not description.
> Is that ok with you ?
Adding descriptions to projects is very helpful.
Another thing that is helpful is checking the symbolic versions
(#stable, #development, #'releaseA.B') and adding #'pharo5.x' versions
(and #'pharo4.x') where that makes sense. Everywhere where #common
refers to an older version it is an improvement to do so. From the
version string of the method you can see what the current version of
pharo was at the time the configuration was updated. Actually trying to
load the configuration and reporting/fixing issues is of course even better.
Adding a new version of a configuration only in the meta repo is not so
helpful. It will get overwritten as soon as a new version is copied from
the original location. A lot of projects are writable though, so you can
just commit in the original repo and copy to the meta repos.
Just make sure the commit message explains what you changed.
If you make a change, you can copy the configuration to all the older
meta repos too (I'm not sure why ss3 is missing)
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