Official VAStGoodies.com discussion thread.

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Adriaan van Os

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Feb 27, 2012, 4:30:40 AM2/27/12
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Please use this thread to discuss about VAStGoodies.com.

We used to have a thread on the old forum (http://www.instantiations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2431). I think we should have one here too.

Cheers,
Adriaan.

Adriaan van Os

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Feb 27, 2012, 12:30:33 PM2/27/12
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All the bugs that crept in over the last 3 years have been fixed. Other (minor) improvements have been made as well. Here are the highlights:

  • Moved to a faster server.
  • Enhanced caching mechanism ensures better responsiveness. Internally, there is an extra layer of objects on top of the ENVY concepts now.
  • The projects page is back!
  • There is a tags page.
  • Performance and minor fixes and tweaks at statistics page page.
  • Added horizontal rule (_) to wiki syntax.

As before, annotation tags from the most recent version of a configuration map are used to generate the project pages. In case you are not too happy how your projects appear, you might want to upload a new version with adjusted tags.

One as side note, please avoid uploading maps containing deployable code and development code. It's is better to split it over two (or more) maps and use a single project tag to link them together at the projects pages and in the statistics.

Cheers,

Adriaan.

Louis Andriese

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Feb 29, 2012, 2:11:27 PM2/29/12
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All,

It's good to also mention that some time ago Bart Veenstra added an
extremely cool feature to vastgoodies:
You can now browse the code in the vastgoodies repository without having to
download the code first.

Just click on the tiny browse' link above the versions and applications
boxes and you're off.

For more details on the implementation:
http://beartcommons.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/building-an-envy-application-browser-in-smalltalk/


Kind regards,

Louis

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Adriaan van Os

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Mar 1, 2012, 5:39:53 AM3/1/12
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After the latest round of tweaking you can just click at the Applications label just above the applications box.

On Wednesday, February 29, 2012 8:11:27 PM UTC+1, Louis Andriese wrote:
[..]

Just click on the tiny browse' link above the versions and applications
boxes and you're off.

[..]

Larry Trutter

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Oct 2, 2013, 4:47:46 PM10/2/13
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It seems that VASTGoodies.com site is currently down due to "500 - internal server error".

Louis Andriese

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Oct 3, 2013, 3:05:12 PM10/3/13
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Hi Lawrence,

Fixed now. We forgot to restart the service after some maintenance.
Thanks for reporting!

Kind regards,
Louis



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Adriaan van Os

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Oct 1, 2014, 6:07:38 AM10/1/14
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VAStGoodies will off-line from Thursday (Oct. 2) evening 18:00 (CET) until Monday (Oct. 6) morning 10:00 (CET) due to maintenance. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Cheers,
Adriaan.

Adriaan van Os

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Mar 30, 2015, 9:33:33 AM3/30/15
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Due to maintenance we will be having downtime of the VAStGoodies.com server today (Monday March 30|) and tomorrow (Tuesday March 31) from 18h (CET) into the night. Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.

Adriaan van Os

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Mar 23, 2016, 6:39:30 AM3/23/16
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Today VAStGoodies.com will move to a new server at a new ip address. Expect downtime from 16:00 (CET) into the evening. Sorry for the inconvienience this may cause.

Cheers,
Adriaan.

Adriaan van Os

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Mar 24, 2016, 6:45:49 PM3/24/16
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A bit delayed but VAStGoodies.com is available again. Not much changed from the outside, so here is a list in case you're wondering.
  • New (and faster?) server.
  • Faster(?) internet connection.
  • Ported from VA Smalltalk 8.5.0 to 8.6.2.
  • Upload and download events are no longer stored in the ENVY database but in a mysql database.
  • ENVY database shrunk from 3.655.806 KB to 455.957 KB after cloning.
  • Reworked processing of upload and download statistics.
  • RSS now shows time of upload in stead of time of map creation.
  • Statistics are back.
  • Pie charts corrected at the statistics page. (Slices must be in descending order of their size.)

Please let me know if you notice any bugs. Haven't thoroughly tested all the used components. Some of them might require (more) changes to be used in VA Smalltalk 8.6.2 (and the Seaside version that comes with it).


Keep sharing ;-).

Cheers,

Adriaan.

Adriaan van Os

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Mar 25, 2016, 3:48:05 AM3/25/16
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Correction:

On Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 11:45:49 PM UTC+1, Adriaan van Os wrote
  • Upload and download events are no longer stored in the ENVY database but in a mysql database. 
It is an SQLite database.

Cheers,
Adriaan.

Adriaan van Os

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Aug 21, 2018, 7:54:06 AM8/21/18
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There was some downtime, but the site is available again. Unfortunately, the service is not available, making the VAStGoodies Tools unable to connect. That will be fixed before ESUG. Downloading directly from the site is possible, though.

Adriaan van Os

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Seth Berman

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Jan 28, 2019, 6:17:13 PM1/28/19
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Hi Adriaan,

This is excellent news and we are very thankful for your wonderful commitment to the VAST community over the years!

- Seth Berman

Joachim Tuchel

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Jan 29, 2019, 4:19:05 AM1/29/19
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Sorry for that last one ;-) 1000 and ten years would've been a nicer jubilee...

Other than that: Conratulations and most of all: Thanks very much for stepping up and implementing/supporting VASTGoodies. I found a few very helpful tools and libraries there, and I am proud to be among the contributers.

Also thanks to your employer for hosting VASTGoodies.

And thanks to all who uploaded code to VASTGoodies. There are quite a few jewels to be found there.

Joachim

Adriaan van Os

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Feb 10, 2019, 11:45:05 AM2/10/19
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Thanks for all the kind words on the anniversary!

I have just updated the VAStGoodies.com website to 9.1.1x64 (from 8.6.2).

Besides the upgrade, many (minor) issues have been fixed.

Please let me know if you notice anything odd.

Cheers,
Adriaan.

Adriaan van Os

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Jun 27, 2020, 11:30:02 AM6/27/20
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VAStGoodies.com got some security updates.


Cheers,
Adriaan.

Mariano Martinez Peck

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Jun 29, 2020, 1:50:05 PM6/29/20
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Thanks Adriaan for keeping pushing and maintaining it! 

Much appreciated. 

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