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[Help-smalltalk] Re: brainstorming about gst-package and fetching remote
[Help-smalltalk] Re: brainstorming about gst-package and fetching remote packages
Thu, 05 Nov 2009 23:50:27 +0100
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On 11/05/2009 02:20 PM, Gwenael Casaccio wrote:
So we'll have a central repository at:http://smalltalk.gnu.org/
For each URLs insidehttp://smalltalk.gnu.org/packages/ we will have a
package.(st|xml) file that stores the information about the related
project (website, version, ...)
that seems fine for me.
Right, having a package.xml file directly on smalltalk.gnu.org seems
better than having yet another XML format. On the other hand we need to
have smalltalk.gnu.org as the database only---the files need to be
stored elsewhere. So I pushed two changes:
1) to gst, adding an <url> element to package.xml that will be used to
fetch the actual contents from a git or svn repository (or similar, you
got the idea).
2) to the smalltalk.gnu.org site, adding a "package.xml" field to
projects that can be used to give the address of a package.xml file.
See http://smalltalk.gnu.org/project/sandstonedb/package.xml for example
(sorry Nico for abusing my admin privileges :-) and modifying your package).
For example, to "register" Iliad the procedure is as follows:
1) add a <url>git://github.com/NicolasPetton/iliad.git</git> element to
his package.xml; the latest PackageBuilder.st in the gst repo does
include the possibility to create an url tag. In fact, you are all
welcome to add <url> tags to your package.xml files even now (except for
2) publish the package.xml file in his git repo (it doesn't matter if it
is automatically generated, it is for greater good!...);
3) go to smalltalk.gnu.org and save
http://github.com/NicolasPetton/iliad/raw/master/package.xml as the
package.xml file for Iliad.
Now, http://smalltalk.gnu.org/project/Iliad/package.xml will magically
include a git:// URL that gst-package could use to clone the repository,
make an Iliad.star file and install it.
All that's left is to remove the last "could"! :-)