By Nicolas Petton firstname.lastname@example.org
- Amber features an IDE with a Class browser, Workspace, Transcript, a ReferencesBrowser supporting senders/implementors and class references, basic Inspector and even a beginning of a Debugger and a unit TestRunner.
- Pharo Smalltalk is considered as the reference implementation.
- Amber includes a canvas to generate HTML, like Seaside
How to commit changes from the web-based IDE
The Amber class browser is able to commit changes to disk. The "commit category" button will send a PUT request with the JS code of all classes in the selected class category in a file named js/CATEGORY.js and also send the corresponding .st files to the st directory.
The easiest way to enable committing is probably to use the nodejs server or to setup a webdav with Apache.
To start the local server:
then go to http://localhost:4000
The following steps explain how to setup a webdav for Amber with Debian, but the setup on OSX and other Linux distros should be similar.
Install Apache and enable the dav module
apt-get install apache2 a2enmod dav a2enmod dav_fs
Create a password for the webdav
htpasswd -c /etc/apache2/htpasswd-webdav USERNAME
Setup the webdav for Amber
Add the following lines to the default vhost (in /etc/apache2/sites-available/default):
Alias /amber/ "/path/to/amber/" <Directory "/path/to/amber/"> Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks DirectoryIndex index.html AllowOverride None Order allow,deny allow from all Dav on AuthType Basic AuthName "amber" AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/htpasswd-webdav <LimitExcept GET OPTIONS> Require valid-user </LimitExcept> </Directory>
Make sure the group www-data has required rights to modify files in the webdav directory.
Amber is released under the MIT license. All contributions made for inclusion are considered to be under MIT.
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