[lively-kernel] Lively repository version system: How to find out what version I am running?

Milan Zimmermann milan.zimmermann at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 20:45:53 CET 2012

Thanks Robert, for the description.

After more searching, I am also now realizing versioning is also described here


Sorry to have missed that.

Now I can report bugs or ask questions with confidence I am running
the latest :)



On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 10:20 AM, Robert Krahn <robert.krahn at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://lively-kernel.org/repository/webwerkstatt/ points to a single SVN
> repository. Whenever you visit a page there you will automatically access
> the HEAD revision of that repository.
> Exception #1: You can access older revisions using a special URL scheme. For
> example http://lively-kernel.org/repository/webwerkstatt/!svn/bc/10000/webwerkstatt.xhtml shows
> you webwerkstatt.xhtml at revision 10000. Also, all other files that are
> used to run this world are of the same revision (source code, etc). This
> allows you to go back in time. We have several tools in our system that
> allow you easy access to older versions without the need to remember the URL
> scheme.
> Exception #2: Sometimes the browser caches old versions of xhtml pages. We
> are pretty good now to load new versions of js files whenever that is
> necessary but depending on your web browser xhtml files are not always in
> their most current version. Simply reloading a world will fix this.
> Best,
> Robert
> On Jan 28, 2012, at 9:30 AM, Milan Zimmermann wrote:
> Hi:
> I cannot figure out the lively repository versioning - how do I know
> which (repository) version I am running and how to load the current
> (latest/trunk) version.
> Two concrete questions:
> 1) I am creating new pages by keeping a "start-page.xhtml" saved in my
> lively home. I saved it a few weeks ago from a location I cannot
> remember. If I copy or open "start-page.xhtml", then create, from the
> menu, say, a rectangle, is that always "the latest code"? also is
> everything in the page loaded dynamically to be always the latest or
> does what I am running stay the version as when I saved the file...
> 2) I always assumed a latest code is loaded dynamically but now I am
> not sure, because: In trac there is a bug marked as "fixed again in
> revision 130596", several hours ago. It does not seem to work for me,
> so I wonder how to ensure to run 130596 or later (am I running an
> older version or the fix does not work for me).
> Hopefully I am making sense - I seem to remember there used to be a
> way to look at versions and load them but I am not sure where.
> Thanks,
> Milan
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