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ST 4U 92: Creating a Configuration Map in VA

June 8, 2011 8:36:00.825

Today's Smalltalk 4 You looks at creating a configuration map. In ENVY, configuration maps are how you create reproducible, loadable configurations of software in the version control system. 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:

Config Maps.

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Today we'll take the CounterApp and CounterTestsApp applications, and package them up into a single loadable Configuration. In VA Smalltalk, that's accomplished with an ENVY construct called a ConfigurationMpa. Using the Tools menu, select Browse ConfigurationMaps:


Config Maps

To create a new Config Map, select the Names menu, and then click on Create...:

Create a Config Map

Give the new Config Map a Name:

Create a Config Map

Now, in the rightmost pane at the top, right click, and select Add.... That will bring up a window, allowing you to add applications to the Configuration map:

Add Applications

We'll move CounterApp and CounterTestsApp over to the right, and click the Ok button:

Add Applications

Finally, using the menu in the second pane, give your Config map a version number - and that's it - you've got a loadable configuration. We'll be going into more depth on Applications and Config Maps in future tutorials, we've barely scratched the surface so far!

Version it

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posted by James Robertson


Re: ST 4U 92: Creating a Configuration Map in VA

[Louis] June 8, 2011 9:38:58.775

Hi James,

thanks for the screencasts. They're really appreciated. Would you consider doing one on uploading config maps to [link 1]?

OSS needs to grow in the VASt community...

[1 http://www.vastgoodies.com ]

Re: ST 4U 92: Creating a Configuration Map in VA

[James Robertson] June 8, 2011 14:16:40.437

Sure, I'll have a look at the process and do that. Is it easy for you to remove "junk" from that repository? I'd likely use my "toy" config map (the one I built here in this cast) as an example.

Re: ST 4U 92: Creating a Configuration Map in VA

[Louis] June 8, 2011 14:26:47.077

Sure, will do. Nothing wrong with a counter app, though :)


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