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

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Tue Oct 28 22:16:27 CET 2008

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 

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

> 2008/10/28 Jimmie Houchin <j.squeak na 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 na 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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Janko Mivšek
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