[squeak-dev] Magic package installation

Hannes Hirzel hannes.hirzel at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 17:51:38 UTC 2010


Yes this is an exciting idea. People should be able to publish lists
of package version combinations  for things which worked for them on a
central database

The grand theme for 4.2. is 'package management'.

So this is just the thing to talk about. I do not know however if it
is the right time now or if this should wait some weeks until the dust
with the release (last Saturday!) has settled.


On 4/23/10, Sean P. DeNigris <sean at clipperadams.com> wrote:
> This might be totally far off, but is it possible to harness the experiences
> of the user community to match up packages with platform versions?
> Imagine this:
> Errors in installing projects are caught by a special object, which logs the
> error to a central online database.  Future installs check this database,
> and use the latest package versions known to work on that variant (e.g.
> Squeak 4.1).  This way, projects are installable even when they get a little
> out of sync with the underlying platforms, and the bug reports could even be
> sent to wherever the project maintainer wants so they don't have to be
> reported manually by individual users.
> The key is that it would take some of the burden away from the project
> owner, and users wouldn't have to worry about it.
> Sean DeNigris
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