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

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 17:36:51 CET 2011


On 3 February 2011 17:14, Hernán Morales Durand
<hernan.morales at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

Then somebody have to release a new version of it? :)

>
> 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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