[Glass] Does Zodiac port work on 3.2.x ?

Dale Henrichs via Glass glass at lists.gemtalksystems.com
Mon Jan 2 20:52:49 PST 2017

On 1/2/17 12:56 PM, Mariano Martinez Peck via Glass wrote:
> Hi Dale,
> Does your Zodiac port work on GemStone  3.2.x? I see little info in 
> https://github.com/GsDevKit/zodiac.
If you look at the baseline[1], it looks like Zodiac was only ported to 
GemStone 3.3.0 and beyond ... Looking at Issue #2, I see there were some 
bugs in the GemStone base, that were fixed in 3.3.0 - I left the bug 
open as some level of documentation as to the state of the port.

[2] https://github.com/GsDevKit/zodiac/issues/2

> Anyway, I am trying myself to see if it works and it took me some time 
> to realize i should be using `gs_master` rather than `master`. A 
> little explanation on the README would be nice:
> Metacello new
> baseline: 'Zodiac';
> repository: 'github://GsDevKit/zodiac:master/repository';
> load.
> While loading, I also had this popup with dependencies problems.
Ah okay that should be changed ...

When you go to the github page, you come up in the gs_master branch and 
in 3.3.0 Zodiac is loaded into the GemStone 3.3.0 by default ...

The Baseline is the definitive source for which versions of GemStone are 
supported and the .travis.yml indicates which versions of GemStone the 
code is being tested against, but I guess I neglected to update the 
ReadMe ... sorry about that ...

[3] https://github.com/GsDevKit/zodiac/blob/gs_master/.travis.yml

> Even worst, I realized that what I wanted to use 
> (*ZdcSecureSMTPClient*) is not there as it is a subclass of SMTPClient 
> which is not in GemStone.
> So...let me ask..assuming Zodiac should work in 3.2.x is there a way 
> to send SMTP with SSL/TSL from inside GemStone (no tunneling)?
Zodiac does not work in 3.2.x and it doesn't look like 
ZdcSecureSMTPClient is installed in the image. The tests were 
passing[4], so that means there must not be any tests for the 
ZdcSecureSMTPClient class -- when I do a port all I have to go on is the 
test results and if tests are missing there is no way for me to know 
whether the classes are functional or not ...

Sven has a later commit to the github repo[5], but it doesn't look like 
there are any additional tests ... for the extras ... I assume that 
ZdcSecureSMTPClient could be ported and tests could be written - I guess 
one would need an ssl-based smtp server to test against and I assume 
that there aren't any of those readily available, so perhaps that's why 
there are no tests ...

I did the original work about a year ago[7] and I've just assumed that 
either either no one was using Zodiac or the port to 3.3.0 was 
sufficient ... I'd have to do a bit of research to find out if it is 
feasible to back-port the base level changes for SSL or not ... The last 
commit comment in Issue #2 - "Zodiac runs in GemStone 3.3 and beyond (no 
need for 3.2.x patches)" makes me wonder whether Zodiac can be ported to 
3.2.x or not ...


[4] [https://travis-ci.org/GsDevKit/zodiac/jobs/131281204

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