- Added a CLI to not only start, but also list and explain apps in the image
- Added a help system to get information about every app in the image
- Added configuration providers: environment variables and settings files
- Logging infrastructure based on Beacon
- Stack trace generation gained new options in textual form
- Added GH action to check the loading of each group in the baseline
- Added Pharo 9 to the build
- Improved the documentation by adding a tutorial, reference material, and explanations.
- Removed support for Pharo 7
This version is a complete overhaul of the project, so few things remained as before. It’s recommended to read the documentation before starting the migration.
Manually load the package
Launchpad-MigrationFromV3 to ease the migration.
CurrentLoggeris deprecated, emit
LeveledLoggeris deprecated. The migration package includes automatic rewrite rules to fix users.
ErrorStackSerializeris deprecated. The migration package includes an automatic rewrite rule to fix users.
FlagArgumentis deprecated. Replace it with an
OptionalConfigurationParameteror a command-line option depending on the usage.
MandatoryArgumentis deprecated. The migration package includes automatic rewrite rules to fix users.
OptionalArgumentis deprecated. The migration package includes automatic rewrite rules to fix users.
SensitiveArgumentis deprecated. The migration package includes automatic rewrite rules to fix users.
LaunchpadCommandLineHandleris not deprecated but changed its purpose. Now it is only responsible for starting Launchpad’s CLI. If you have subclasses, now they need to subclass
LaunchpadApplicationand implement the required
- The code in
basicActivateshould go to
configurationDefinitionis now a class method in the application:
configurationParameters. And you need to change the code to use the new configuration parameter abstractions.
- The migration package includes extensions with deprecation messages.
Adapt any script used to start the application by following the new CLI conventions.
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