[squeak-dev] Menu Registries

Steve Wessels steve at squeak.preeminent.org
Mon Apr 26 02:39:20 UTC 2010

On Apr 25, 2010, at 5:28 PM, Bert Freudenberg wrote:

> On 25.04.2010, at 16:58, Stephan Wessels wrote:
>> I have published this morning to Squeak Source a package that  
>> provides broader menu registry capability to the World Menu.  The  
>> package is WorldMenuRegistry-sbw.1.mcz.
> As I said previously about the DesktopBackgroundLoader package this  
> is not the right way to package your changes for the trunk. You must  
> not make a package that modifies the Morphic package. Instead,  
> please commit an updated Morphic package to the inbox (take a look  
> at the packages I mention below for an example).

I've published a version to the trunk that does not modify any outside  
methods.  The latest version published takes advantage of the dock  
refactoring published to the trunk in Morphic-kb.428.  If we choose  
not to go ahead with those changes I'll change my code again.

> There are now two contenders for customizing the docking bar in the  
> inbox, Morphic-kb.428 and Morphic-phite.428.  We should discuss the  
> advantages of either approach in this thread. And I think it would  
> be a good idea to unify the docking bar registry and the world menu  
> registry - at least they should use a similar mechanism.

Unifying the docking bar and world menu registry is a good idea and I  
would like to see a uniform approach.  I'm frankly unattached to how  
we do it just that we get over this and do it.  It's an old problem  
with multiple solutions proposed in the past.  We should pick a  
strategy and go forward.  And to further minimize churn I recommend  
that if someone is going to write this code it should be stated here  
and we can all evaluate it.

> - Bert -

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