[Pharo-project] Metacello as the system evolves... (Fwd from Seaside-General: Which image for deployment?)

Sean P. DeNigris sean at clipperadams.com
Tue May 31 21:55:39 CEST 2011

The following is a conversation about not being able to load Seaside into
Pharo 1.2 via Metacello (from the Seaside-general list). Shouldn't symbolic
versions in Metacello have solved this problem? There should be different
package versions tagged stable for each system (1.2.x, 1.3...) as necessary,
no? It seems there's not much difference between:
  Pharo 1.2 vs. Pharo 1.3
  Pharo 1.2 vs. Squeak 4.2

Doesn't symbolic versions finally allow us to have *one* configuration per
project that will load into any Squeak/Pharo/etc? As a Metacello user, it
would be comforting to know that there is only one configuration, or needing
to find the /right/ one replaces one problem (dependencies) with another.

>> * loading Seaside via Metacello into Pharo (although I got an error in
>> Pharo 
>> 1.2.2-12353) 
> That is a known problem (see 
> http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/seaside-dev/2011-May/004786.html
> and http://www.iam.unibe.ch/pipermail/moose-dev/2011-May/008309.html). 
> Some configurations that the Seaside Metacello Configuration depens on 
> have been updated to Pharo 1.3 breaking all users of older versions of 
> Pharo. 
> I was told that the (Pharo?) Metacello configurations do not support 
> loading into older images. So people that want to use a stable version 
> of Pharo (< 1.3) cannot load Seaside with Metacello anymore. There are 
> various solutions: 
> - Move to (unstable) Pharo 1.3, use a maybe broken Seaside, and load 
> the code easily with Metacello (this is what Pharo wants us to do) 
> - Fix the configurations of Pharo or write our own configurations (no 
> clue how that could be done) 
> - Stay with (stable) Pharo and use Gofer scripts (this is what I do, 
> works pretty reliable and painless) 
> In either case you should complain in the Pharo list, there is 
> something broken in the process. Personally, I am fedup with these 
> forced updates and will stick with Pharo 1.2 until there is a really 
> compelling reason to move forward.

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