[Pharo-project] [squeak-dev] Accessing external resources in a cross-platform way

Hernán Morales Durand hernan.morales at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 17:14:48 CET 2011


Ok, saved FSExtensions package in

http://www.squeaksource.com/fs.html

I would not integrate into main package because it depends of
ProcessWrapper and Grease. Notice the ConfigurationOfFilesystem in
MetacelloRepository now is using the release at
http://source.wiresong.ca/mc

2011/2/3 Igor Stasenko <siguctua at gmail.com>:
> On 3 February 2011 10:45, Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr> wrote:
>> Ok I published everything to Filesystem which BTW was dead since 2004!
>>
>> Let us see what it will change.
>>
>
> Good.
> So let encourage people to use it as an OFFICIAL repository for
> Filesystem package.
>
>
>> Stef
>>
>>>> Hernan
>>>>
>>>> I'm documenting and reorganizing and writing more tests for FS.
>>>> I contacted colin several times but got no feedback. The version that we will integrate in Pharo is
>>>> available at:
>>>>        PharoTaskForces
>>>>        if you want to integrate/publish your code there, then you are welcomed.
>>>> We will do several rounds, probably integrate dale gemstone fixes, deprecate and change some api
>>>> like workingDirectory returning a path and calling it workingDirectoryPath
>>>> and push FS in Pharo. Of course, people may probably complain but we will do it.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> How about using open repo.. not pharo-specific?
>>>
>>> MCHttpRepository
>>>    location: 'http://www.squeaksource.com/fs'
>>>    user: ''
>>>    password: ''
>>>
>>> I see that FS is quite easy to port over forks/dialects.
>>> So, with some effort we can make it easily available across many
>>> smalltalk platforms.
>>> It will benefit not only Pharo (yes, Pharo could be a testbed for new
>>> filesystem),
>>> but then if people will want to port it on another platform, they will
>>> have to just get in and start hacking there,
>>> without using controversial repository (PharoTaskForces) , because it
>>> means that this stuff is only for Pharo.
>>>
>>>> Stef
>>>>
>>>> On Feb 3, 2011, at 1:01 AM, Hernán Morales Durand wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I've just implemented an initial release on top of FileSystem and
>>>>> ProcessWrapper (it uses some bit of Grease too). This is how it works
>>>>> in Windows:
>>>>>
>>>>> ( FSLocator sysEnvBinaries / 'notepad.exe' ) resolve  "
>>>>> C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe "
>>>>> ( FSLocator sysEnvBinaries / 'X264VFW.DLL' ) resolve  "
>>>>> C:\WINDOWS\system32\X264VFW.DLL "
>>>>> ( FSLocator userBinaries / 'excel.exe' ) resolve              " C:\Archivos de
>>>>> programa\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE "
>>>>> ( FSLocator userBinaries / 'firefox.exe' ) resolve            " C:\Archivos de
>>>>> programa\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
>>>>>
>>>>> So #sysEnvBinaries search in the OS PATH environment variable
>>>>> locations (which is usually pretty fast) and #userBinaries in the
>>>>> "program files" locations (it could be slow depending the amount of
>>>>> entries). It's only tested under Windows, IIRC user binaries in Unix
>>>>> are inside "/usr/local/bin" but you may tweak it to other locations, I
>>>>> have no access to a Unix or MacOS. Feel free to suggest or add any
>>>>> enhacements you like.
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>
>>>>> Hernán
>>>>>
>>>>> 2011/1/28 Colin Putney <colin at wiresong.com>:
>>>>>> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 9:17 AM, Hernán Morales Durand
>>>>>> <hernan.morales at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> Thanks David,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I've seen FileSystem package http://www.wiresong.ca/filesystem/
>>>>>>> it seems related in some way too
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Yes, FileSystem does attempt to provide a cross-platform way to
>>>>>> resolve paths that are system-dependent. It doesn't include a way to
>>>>>> search for executables, although that's a good feature idea. As David,
>>>>>> mentioned you probably want to get the value of the PATH environment
>>>>>> variable, and use that for your search. That will handle cross-host
>>>>>> differences as well as cross-platform issues.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Colin
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>> <Fsextensions-hfm.2.mcz>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Best regards,
>>> Igor Stasenko AKA sig.
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Best regards,
> Igor Stasenko AKA sig.
>
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