Bug Fixes Archive Viewer, v. 1.0
Last updated at 2:37 pm UTC on 18 December 2005
The BugFixArchiveViewer automates a good bit of the process of browsing to the Bug Fixes Archive, downloading a fix/enhancement changeset, evaluating the changeset, and posting a comment to the Squeak development email list. The 'post comments' feature creates a mail message that is automatically built with a Bug-Fixes-Archive-parser-compliant subject line.
This is for 3.6alpha images. The 1.0 version is definitely alpha software. There are a number of annoying Known Issues. Test pilots are the only people that may not tear their hair out when using the 1.0 version.
I have tested this load script on a current 3.6alpha image on Windows ( and a little on Unix ). The "post comment" feature is designed to work after Celeste is removed from the image.
- You have to close the current SMLoader instance after installing the load script. I subclass from SMLoader, and make a few mods to it which the currently-running instance can't handle.
- The viewer takes a good long while to open the first time. What can I say; screen-scraping takes awhile.
- Currently each new BugFixArchive object is built off a humongous list of Archive changeset URLs, stored as one big String on the class side of BugFixArchive. There are no URLs that don't end in '.cs.gz', because when I built the big String, I didn't parse for URLs ending in '.cs'.
- Right now, a BugFixArchive object only shows Bug Fix Archive Posts that have a gzipped changeset attachment.