[aida] A little GUI app to start/stop Scribo, any takers?

Germán Arduino garduino at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 18:28:30 CET 2008

Well, the job is almost finished.

A pic is attached and the details on my blog


2008/10/28 Janko Mivšek <janko.mivsek en eranova.si>:
> Germán Arduino wrote:
>> Well, I asked Janko when he posted this mail about the sort of UI (web
>> or desktop) and he tell me that prefer desktop.
>> Being desktop not a big problem to execute, if you have VNC running on
>> such image.
>> But, I think that Janko and Nico should respond :)
> I like to have just a very simple GUI app for a end user to start a web
> server and guide them further by providing an url which should open
> next. This url will then open a full website, also with configuration
> and admin web apps for more advanced configuration.
> I like Jimmie's proposal and I thought many times already in that
> direction.  We really need some "neutral" website to add new sites, for
> instance.
> But this is already an advanced feature, let we finish this newcomer
> guidance first: a simple GUI app just to start website, where url is
> listed to guide user to open next. On the web side we need to finish
> newcomer friendly configuration, specially the most common one like
> changing hostname/ip/port of the default site.
> Best regards
> Janko
>> 2008/10/28 Jimmie Houchin <j.squeak en cyberhaus.us>:
>>> I just had a thought.
>>> What if we simply put an always running AIDA/Scribo admin web page on an
>>> uncommon port. This way if the setup is running headless or on another
>>> machine an admin page can be always available to start and stop
>>> AIDA/Scribo sites and apps as desired.
>>> This admin should always be on and running and independent of any other
>>> AIDA/Scribo site or app. It should be aware of all AIDA/Scribo sites and
>>> apps that are installed or available to be installed and configured.
>>> This way the UI is put into skill set of those who use and develop
>>> AIDA/Scribo and would also be available to any of the Smalltalks running
>>> AIDA/Scribo. It could be built to handle any and all website
>>> administration, installation, configuration, etc. functionality the
>>> community wants.
>>> Just wanted to put that out there.
>>> Jimmie
>>> Germán Arduino wrote:
>>>> Not much time, however I talked something with Nico and he told me
>>>> that should be better to avoid using any framework (I was thinking in
>>>> use EasyMorphicGUI or even MCTool).
>>>> Then I found some free minutes, and tried to build something with pure
>>>> morphic, and I have something like the screen attached. Not work yet,
>>>> but is only and idea, to know if may be useful or not.
>>>> Let me know.
>>>> Cheers.
>>>> 2008/10/5 Janko Mivšek <janko.mivsek en eranova.si>:
>>>>> Dear all,
>>>>> For forthcoming Scribo one-click image to be as easy as possible for
>>>>> newcomers and non Smalltalkers we need to build a small GUI app for
>>>>> start and stop of Scribo.
>>>>> Anyone volunteering for that really simple Squeak Morphic app?
>>>>> I see this app in a small window, with:
>>>>> 1. Scribo logo at the top
>>>>> 2. two buttons: Start, Stop, one is obviously grayed and disabled.
>>>>> 3. aidademo running at http://localhost:8888
>>>>>    (this line is written from AIDASite data, one line for each
>>>>>     AIDASite present. See SwazooServer singleton sites)
>>>>> 4. class name: ScriboStartup (or osmething like that)
>>>>> That's it? Isn't really simple :)
>>>>> Janko
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