We usually load external code through the Metacello configuration management engine by running a script like:
Metacello new baseline: 'Faker'; repository: 'github://feenkcom/faker/src'; load.
Side note: before loading, don't forget to setup the ssh keys properly.
This clones the repository on the local disk, and loads the code in the image. To manage these cloned repositories, you can use the git tool that can be opened from the home tab.
The first thing we see is the list of cloned repositories and their current state.
When we’re ready to commit, we can make a final review in the Changes view and then use the Commit button. It opens a nice little dropdown editor where we can fill in ... you’ve guessed it ... the commit message.
Now the repository status should report
1 not published. To sync with the remote, we can use the Fetch, Pull, and Push actions.
It is also possible to add repositories directly, without going through Metacello. Currently we can do so in two ways: clone directly from a remote like GitHub or by adding a local repository.
When cloning, we need to fill in the git URL.
Authentication will happen via SSH and the repository will be cloned in the same place as with Metacello.
For local repositories we need to select the folder that contains the repository.
Importing a repository does not load the code in the image. Loading a package requires an explicit action.
Obviously, this is a work in progress and we will add more features but we would love to get feedback. What features are you missing the most?
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