Frequently Asked Questions - Community


How do I join the GNU Smalltalk community?

Assuming you have already downloaded GNU Smalltalk and tried it out a little, you can join the GNU Smalltalk mailing list. That's the primary means to share your experience about GNU Smalltalk, or otherwise assist the GNU Smalltalk project with your development skills.

You can discuss things freely with other developers and enthusiasts on the #gnu-smalltalk IRC channel on Freenode.

Where do I find interesting links about GNU Smalltalk?

Many interesting texts are published in the blog section of this site. If you come across anything useful, make sure to note it in the wiki so that other people can peruse it.

Where can I put my cool GNU Smalltalk example/tutorial? (or where can I find some?)

Most likely, the wiki is the correct place. In particular, there is an examples page.

Can you help hosting a project on your site?

Yes. You will have to put the source code elsewhere, however by registering on the Hosted projects section you will be access to an issue tracker and your package will be easily downloadable into GNU Smalltalk.

The code will be hosted elsewhere; a common choice is GitHub. You will have to provide a link to the repository; this is done through an additional level of indirection.

In a project's edit page you can specify a URL to a package.xml file. Usually, this URL points inside a source code repository, for example to a gitweb or GitHub page. It usually looks like http://github.com/NicolasPetton/iliad/raw/master/package.xml. Inside this package.xml file, the <url> tag will point to the repository (svn or git) containing the same package.xml file at its root, for example git://github.com/NicolasPetton/iliad.git. You can specify a branch by appending its name to the end of the URL preceded by a hash sign, for example .../iliad.git#stable.

This additional indirection may seems like a useless complication, but it makes it easier for the gst-package tool (and ultimately for your users) to upgrade your package.

What should I do if I find spam on the GNU Smalltalk web site?

Please open a bug report. You do not need to include the path to the spam comments or pages if they were left in the last few days.

Anyway, spammers have little or nothing to gain, since links within comments and wiki pages are marked as nofollow.

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