I've recently tested Pier (the version which is in Cincom repository) with
7.6 and 7.7 images. I can fix the actual errors and republish the conflicted
If I'm not mistaken there are 2 problems with some string messages that
aren't in the image, and as Dennis said, if you do some *magic* in the
PRKernel>> initialize things will be working ok.
So, if it's ok with you, I can republish the packages without those
2008/11/15 Dennis Schetinin <chaetal(a)gmail.com>
2008/11/15 Lukas Renggli <renggli(a)gmail.com>
> Magritte is definitely a prerequisite for Pier. Very likely you also
> need Seaside too. There should be no other dependencies. I don't know
> the details for VisualWorks though. If I remember correctly Michel
> Bany and Niall Ross both worked on the port, maybe they can help?
> On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 5:18 AM, Dick Smit <dick.smit(a)shaw.ca> wrote:
> > I am excited about trying Pier, but I have a bit of an investment in
> > code I have written in Visualworks 7.6 versus Squeak.
> > I tried loading the Pier bundle from the Cincom public repository, but
> > got lots of errors.
> > I found that if I pre-loaded Magritte, things went a little better, but
> > I am still getting errors.
> > Is the Visualworks version of Pier a dead end? Am I missing some
> > dependencies? Should I use an older version of Visualworks? Should I
> > just port my code over to Squeak?
> > If the Pier bundle on the Cincom public repository is good, then let me
> > know and I'll post my specific errors to try to work through it.
I don't remember if I had any problems loading Magritte, but there's small
issue with Pier in VW.
BTW, the order was: Seaside, then Magritte, then Pier (if I remember
So, the problem: there's reference to *SeasideInstallationOptions* in
class>>initialize*. But there's no *SeasideInstallationOptions* in VW port
of Seaside (anymore?).
Actually the correspoding error during installation can be just ignored
(using "Jump To Caret" option in debugger for example) followed by
registration of Pier thereafter (e.g. using *
self registerAsApplication: 'pier' kernel: (PRKernel named:
for default values).
Anyway, it would be nice to have recent versions of Pier in VW (the one in
Cincom Public Repository is more than a year old)... :)
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