[Pharo-dev] IMPORTANT: RPackage behavior changed and Nautilus updated

Esteban Lorenzano estebanlm at gmail.com
Thu Oct 17 06:46:22 EDT 2013

btw, a couple things that I know still doesn't work in Nautilus with trees:

- drag and drop (I failed miserably when trying to implement it, any help here would be welcome :) 
- multiselection  in packages


On Oct 17, 2013, at 12:20 PM, Esteban Lorenzano <estebanlm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I just important an important change in Pharo. 
> I made a new step over the integration of RPackage into the system, and as a result there is a different behavior. 
> Although 99% of users shouldn't notice it, that can drive to headaches to tool developers, like Thierry and his AltBrowser (but I'm not sure about that) :)  
> I'm sorry, but this is inevitable... and part of a long path discussed and adopted since almost 1 1/2 years. 
> So, what's the change? 
> Now 1 RPackage 0 1 MCPackage. 
> As a result, package granularity is coarse, and then categories for class are stored as package tags.
> Other consequence is that RPackageSet is now more or less useless, but I'm keeping it because it provides caching services  for monticello, and the speed up resulting is good :)
> This change opens the path to remove old PackageInfo, finally :)
> To take the new structure into account (and to add a long time awaited feature), I modified nautilus to use a tree instead a simple list (finally!)
> And since I was in the mood, I moved groups to same list, taking the idea of the screenshot Stef sent the other day (lots of good ideas that we should adopt there), and then I removed the "groups" button... in functionality is good, but visually not so much... I accept ideas about :)
> This is a really deep and important change, I'm pushing it because we need to test and fix. So, do not hesitate to send your reports!
> Also, there are features in modified-nautilus that are missing. It would be good to have a list of them so I can implement it :)
> Please, report any issue around. 
> Enjoy, 
> Esteban

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