[Pharo-dev] Playground "remote publish" feedback from discord

Ben Coman btc at openinworld.com
Sat Dec 8 19:11:30 EST 2018

On Sun, 9 Dec 2018 at 00:56, Sven Van Caekenberghe <sven at stfx.eu> wrote:

> Ben,
> > On 8 Dec 2018, at 17:19, Ben Coman <btc at openinworld.com> wrote:
> >
> > On discord a user provided some feedback...
> >
> > when you post anything to ws.stfx.eu - e.g. here:
> http://ws.stfx.eu/CJGVYTTQD3RY - the page says that I should use
> "ZnWorkspace openUrl: 'http://ws.stfx.eu/CJGVYTTQD3RY'." to retrieve it.
> However, there is no class called "ZnWorkspace" in Pharo 6.1 so this should
> probably be updated.
> >
> > "Remote publish" button is located fairly prominently in the top right
> corner of Pharo Playground window so Pharo beginners will probably see it
> fairly soon after they start experimenting and try clicking on it. The text
> should be updated so the instructions actually work.
> >
> > Also the footer of the page says copyright is 2013, and it would look
> better to newcomers if the copyright date was more recent.
> >
> > ----------
> > cheers -ben
> The 'Shared Smalltalk Workspaces' [http://ws.stfx.eu] service is indeed
> old (but has been working unattended for years).

Quite impressive that.

> It was later hijacked (in a good way) by the Playground. It should indeed
> be upgraded a bit, I'll look into it but can't promise anything.

Since its been incorporated as a standard feature, is it time for it to
move domain to ws.pharo.org.
Maybe the Association/Consortium fund your time to assist with that?

Do note that you can paste a SSW URL like http://ws.stfx.eu/CJGVYTTQD3RY
> into Spotter to open it in a new Playground. A cool, but hidden feature. So
> technically there is no need for more.

Nice, that worked well.

cheers -ben

> You can also access a page with the following expression:
> ZnClient new
>   systemPolicy;
>   beOneShot;
>   accept: ZnMimeType textPlain;
>   url: 'http://ws.stfx.eu/CJGVYTTQD3RY';
>   get.
> Maybe an additional menu item somewhere ?
> Sven
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