[Pharo-project] I give up. Squeaksource has lost lot of versions again

Philippe Marschall philippe.marschall at netcetera.ch
Tue May 17 15:37:30 CEST 2011


On 05/17/2011 09:53 AM, Igor Stasenko wrote:
> On 16 May 2011 19:13, Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr> wrote:
>> mariano
>>
>> There was a crash and we spend some couple of hours with marcus to see what we can
>> do. Now apparently the applications does not find some of the files that are on the filesystem.
>> So the code is not lost but squeaksource does not see them.
>>
>> This has nothing with Pharo and Smalltalk. Just that Squeaksource was created in 2002
>> and that it suffers from the success of Squeak and Pharo.
>>
> 
> Indeed. It was not designed to be used in such big scale as today. So,
> it is not a bug, it is a feature (or lack of ;)
> And as any other software it requires maintenance and upgrades to meet
> today's requirements.
> 
>> Now this is why ESUG payed objectFusion to propose a new application.
>>
> 
> Is there a plan to provide a migration from squeaksource to new system?
> Because if not, then i'm afraid, most people will keep using SqS
> and imagine how many configs/wiki pages and other stuff needs to be updated.
> I'd prefer to fully replace SqS with new system at some day without
> need of migrating projects by all developers and updating
> links/configs etc.

If you don't care about metadata it should be pretty easy to come up a
shell script that downloads all versions of a project from SqueakSource
and uploads when to a new place.

Cheers
Philippe




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