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ST 4U 203: Scratch Editions in Envy

March 7, 2012 9:18:28.076

Today's Smalltalk 4 You looks at "scratch" editions in VA Smalltalk. If you just grab an application and start coding, it's what you get - and today we'll look at what that means. If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube. To watch now, click on the image below:


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Today we'll look at what a "scratch" edition in VA Smalltalk means. Recall that ENVY tracks every change you make in VA; that means that a version of your code always lands in the repository. So if you don't create a new edition, one gets created for you. Make a small change in some application:


You'll get prompted about creating a scratch edition. That's simply a new edition you haven't named. Go ahead and do so; you'll see this:


Now all you need to do is tell ENVY to make that a new edition:

New Edition

And you'll have a new "clean" edition to work with.

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