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Marco Monteiro
Hello!

I've recently started playing with Lively and I have a couple of questions.

I have some helper JS methods that I want to use in different worlds. Currently I install the methods in the world morph and use $world.<method> in my code. I would like to extract these methods into a JS library file and import it into different worlds. By reading other posts in the mailing list, I found that, for example, http://lively-web.org/users/larswassermann/relax.html, loads the http://lively-web.org/users/larswassermann/relax.js file. I want to do the same thing in my worlds. How can I do that? 

I've been exploring and found the Preferences window. In that, I see a bootstrap group, which seems could be something that would allow me to add files JS files to the bootstrap, but when I try to edit the bootstrapFiles property, I get '["core/lively/Migration.js","core/liv...' in the editor, instead of the entire array.

Also, how can I load a generic JS library (for example https://sdk.amazonaws.com/js/aws-sdk-2.1.5.min.js) into the world and have AWS (defined as a global variable in the library) be a global variable in my world?

I think I read in the mailing list an answer to this:

module(<my-module>).requires().requiresLib({
    url: "https://sdk.amazonaws.com/js/aws-sdk-2.1.5.min.js", loadTest: function() { return !!window.AWS; }
}).toRun(function() {

});

if I can load my own library (earlier question).

Is there any documentation or other resources for this kind of (lower level) stuff? For example, how the bootstrap process works, etc.

Thanks.

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Re: Loading JS files into world

Marko Röder
Hi Marco -

I don’t think modify the bootstrap.js is what is necessary here. This is only for real core functionality that you would want in any page (also mine, etc.).
Modules are the way to go and as I can see, you already figured out quite a bit. Very good!

To create your own module, open the world menu and go to Tools -> System Code Browser. In the SCB, click on the … next to the two arrows (<, >) and go to your directory. Right click on your directory listing, select “add new file” and choose a name for your module. This will give you a JS (module) file that looks similar to the snippet of your original email. And yes, you can load an external library with exactly this additional requiresLibs() call. Additionally, you can add all the JS methods you want to have in all your worlds inside the toRun(function() { … }) body.
If you still want to attach it to the (current) world, wrap it with lively.whenLoaded(function(world) { … }) and attach it to world.
But you can also create your own classes in that module, add those methods there and reference your class from the calling side.

To make your module a requirement in your worlds, there are two ways.
1) In every world you want the code to run, open the SCB (described above), find the module, right click the module in the listing and select “add to world requirements”. Don’t forget to save the page. The code will be loaded immediately and the next time you load this world.
2) Add it to your user config (so that every world you load, no matter its dependencies) will have it. Open the SCB, go to your user directory and edit the config.js. Either put it in as a requirement in requires('user.yourUsername.YourModule') or inside the toRun function do module('user.yourUsername.YourModule').load(true); (true = synchronous loading).
The drawback here is that only you will run your user config and if someone else tries to load your worlds, those dependencies will be missing. (So I encourage you to use (1) even though it means that you will have to add this dependency to all of your worlds manually.)

You can find some additional information on modules, classes, etc. in:


And, of course, let us know if you need any more help and keep us posted on what you are trying to build with Lively :-)!

Best,

- Marko ;-)


PS: I guess you have also seen http://lively-web.org/users/robertkrahn/Lively-101.html. It does not really cover "low-level stuff” can be of good help!


On Jan 13, 2015, at 2:50 AM, Marco Monteiro <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hello!

I've recently started playing with Lively and I have a couple of questions.

I have some helper JS methods that I want to use in different worlds. Currently I install the methods in the world morph and use $world.<method> in my code. I would like to extract these methods into a JS library file and import it into different worlds. By reading other posts in the mailing list, I found that, for example, http://lively-web.org/users/larswassermann/relax.html, loads the http://lively-web.org/users/larswassermann/relax.js file. I want to do the same thing in my worlds. How can I do that? 

I've been exploring and found the Preferences window. In that, I see a bootstrap group, which seems could be something that would allow me to add files JS files to the bootstrap, but when I try to edit the bootstrapFiles property, I get '["core/lively/Migration.js","core/liv...' in the editor, instead of the entire array.

Also, how can I load a generic JS library (for example https://sdk.amazonaws.com/js/aws-sdk-2.1.5.min.js) into the world and have AWS (defined as a global variable in the library) be a global variable in my world?

I think I read in the mailing list an answer to this:

module(<my-module>).requires().requiresLib({
    url: "https://sdk.amazonaws.com/js/aws-sdk-2.1.5.min.js", loadTest: function() { return !!window.AWS; }
}).toRun(function() {

});

if I can load my own library (earlier question).

Is there any documentation or other resources for this kind of (lower level) stuff? For example, how the bootstrap process works, etc.

Thanks.
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Marco Monteiro
Hi, Marko!

Thanks for your help. The second method you described of adding it to my user config worked.

As for the first method (which, as you point out, is what I actually want to use so that the
worlds I create are usable by other users), I have a problem.

When I right click in the module list I just get the morphic halo (the same thing I get when I Ctrl+Left-Click).
If I select the menu from the halo, I cannot see an option to either "add to world requirements" or "add new file".
How can I configure Lively to show the context menu when right clicking? Or what other key combination can
I use to see the context menu?

By going over the Lively-101 again, I can see there that Right click should be
"ignored (some morphs provide a menu on right click)"
 but it's not ignored in my system. Is that makes any difference, I'm on Linux.

By the way, I'm using lively for doing presentation slides that require showing JavaScript code.
I've already created one about web messaging. I'm trying to clean it up so that I can share it on lively-web.org.

The great thing about lively for this use case is that I can create a slide that embeds some code
that I can run while doing the presentation; and then I can show the code. It's great.

I'm using the PresentationController part. I saw the Lively2Lively world from Robert's presentation
(http://lively-web.org/users/robertkrahn/2013-08-17_Lively2Lively.html)  and knew that I want to use that.

I'm very new to Lively, but not to Morphic. I've spent some time in 2004 playing with Squeak and reading up on
Smalltalk. I still have Squeak installed, and boot it up from time to time.

I even played with the original Morphic, in Self, just to see it in the environment where it was invented.
It's very cool.

Funny that Morphic ends up in a language with a heavy inspiration from Self (the prototypes, at least)
even though everyone wants classes instead; even Morphic implementation, it seems,
with it's Object.subclass, etc. :D

Thanks again.

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 5:51 PM, Marko Röder <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Marco -

I don’t think modify the bootstrap.js is what is necessary here. This is only for real core functionality that you would want in any page (also mine, etc.).
Modules are the way to go and as I can see, you already figured out quite a bit. Very good!

To create your own module, open the world menu and go to Tools -> System Code Browser. In the SCB, click on the … next to the two arrows (<, >) and go to your directory. Right click on your directory listing, select “add new file” and choose a name for your module. This will give you a JS (module) file that looks similar to the snippet of your original email. And yes, you can load an external library with exactly this additional requiresLibs() call. Additionally, you can add all the JS methods you want to have in all your worlds inside the toRun(function() { … }) body.
If you still want to attach it to the (current) world, wrap it with lively.whenLoaded(function(world) { … }) and attach it to world.
But you can also create your own classes in that module, add those methods there and reference your class from the calling side.

To make your module a requirement in your worlds, there are two ways.
1) In every world you want the code to run, open the SCB (described above), find the module, right click the module in the listing and select “add to world requirements”. Don’t forget to save the page. The code will be loaded immediately and the next time you load this world.
2) Add it to your user config (so that every world you load, no matter its dependencies) will have it. Open the SCB, go to your user directory and edit the config.js. Either put it in as a requirement in requires('user.yourUsername.YourModule') or inside the toRun function do module('user.yourUsername.YourModule').load(true); (true = synchronous loading).
The drawback here is that only you will run your user config and if someone else tries to load your worlds, those dependencies will be missing. (So I encourage you to use (1) even though it means that you will have to add this dependency to all of your worlds manually.)

You can find some additional information on modules, classes, etc. in:


And, of course, let us know if you need any more help and keep us posted on what you are trying to build with Lively :-)!

Best,

- Marko ;-)


PS: I guess you have also seen http://lively-web.org/users/robertkrahn/Lively-101.html. It does not really cover "low-level stuff” can be of good help!


On Jan 13, 2015, at 2:50 AM, Marco Monteiro <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hello!

I've recently started playing with Lively and I have a couple of questions.

I have some helper JS methods that I want to use in different worlds. Currently I install the methods in the world morph and use $world.<method> in my code. I would like to extract these methods into a JS library file and import it into different worlds. By reading other posts in the mailing list, I found that, for example, http://lively-web.org/users/larswassermann/relax.html, loads the http://lively-web.org/users/larswassermann/relax.js file. I want to do the same thing in my worlds. How can I do that? 

I've been exploring and found the Preferences window. In that, I see a bootstrap group, which seems could be something that would allow me to add files JS files to the bootstrap, but when I try to edit the bootstrapFiles property, I get '["core/lively/Migration.js","core/liv...' in the editor, instead of the entire array.

Also, how can I load a generic JS library (for example https://sdk.amazonaws.com/js/aws-sdk-2.1.5.min.js) into the world and have AWS (defined as a global variable in the library) be a global variable in my world?

I think I read in the mailing list an answer to this:

module(<my-module>).requires().requiresLib({
    url: "https://sdk.amazonaws.com/js/aws-sdk-2.1.5.min.js", loadTest: function() { return !!window.AWS; }
}).toRun(function() {

});

if I can load my own library (earlier question).

Is there any documentation or other resources for this kind of (lower level) stuff? For example, how the bootstrap process works, etc.

Thanks.
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Robert Krahn-4
Hi, Marco --

Right clicking for getting a menu should work and it sounds you experience a bug. I'll investigate. What browser are you using?

Thanks,
Robert

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 1:45 PM, Marco Monteiro <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi, Marko!

Thanks for your help. The second method you described of adding it to my user config worked.

As for the first method (which, as you point out, is what I actually want to use so that the
worlds I create are usable by other users), I have a problem.

When I right click in the module list I just get the morphic halo (the same thing I get when I Ctrl+Left-Click).
If I select the menu from the halo, I cannot see an option to either "add to world requirements" or "add new file".
How can I configure Lively to show the context menu when right clicking? Or what other key combination can
I use to see the context menu?

By going over the Lively-101 again, I can see there that Right click should be
"ignored (some morphs provide a menu on right click)"
 but it's not ignored in my system. Is that makes any difference, I'm on Linux.

By the way, I'm using lively for doing presentation slides that require showing JavaScript code.
I've already created one about web messaging. I'm trying to clean it up so that I can share it on lively-web.org.

The great thing about lively for this use case is that I can create a slide that embeds some code
that I can run while doing the presentation; and then I can show the code. It's great.

I'm using the PresentationController part. I saw the Lively2Lively world from Robert's presentation
(http://lively-web.org/users/robertkrahn/2013-08-17_Lively2Lively.html)  and knew that I want to use that.

I'm very new to Lively, but not to Morphic. I've spent some time in 2004 playing with Squeak and reading up on
Smalltalk. I still have Squeak installed, and boot it up from time to time.

I even played with the original Morphic, in Self, just to see it in the environment where it was invented.
It's very cool.

Funny that Morphic ends up in a language with a heavy inspiration from Self (the prototypes, at least)
even though everyone wants classes instead; even Morphic implementation, it seems,
with it's Object.subclass, etc. :D

Thanks again.

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 5:51 PM, Marko Röder <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Marco -

I don’t think modify the bootstrap.js is what is necessary here. This is only for real core functionality that you would want in any page (also mine, etc.).
Modules are the way to go and as I can see, you already figured out quite a bit. Very good!

To create your own module, open the world menu and go to Tools -> System Code Browser. In the SCB, click on the … next to the two arrows (<, >) and go to your directory. Right click on your directory listing, select “add new file” and choose a name for your module. This will give you a JS (module) file that looks similar to the snippet of your original email. And yes, you can load an external library with exactly this additional requiresLibs() call. Additionally, you can add all the JS methods you want to have in all your worlds inside the toRun(function() { … }) body.
If you still want to attach it to the (current) world, wrap it with lively.whenLoaded(function(world) { … }) and attach it to world.
But you can also create your own classes in that module, add those methods there and reference your class from the calling side.

To make your module a requirement in your worlds, there are two ways.
1) In every world you want the code to run, open the SCB (described above), find the module, right click the module in the listing and select “add to world requirements”. Don’t forget to save the page. The code will be loaded immediately and the next time you load this world.
2) Add it to your user config (so that every world you load, no matter its dependencies) will have it. Open the SCB, go to your user directory and edit the config.js. Either put it in as a requirement in requires('user.yourUsername.YourModule') or inside the toRun function do module('user.yourUsername.YourModule').load(true); (true = synchronous loading).
The drawback here is that only you will run your user config and if someone else tries to load your worlds, those dependencies will be missing. (So I encourage you to use (1) even though it means that you will have to add this dependency to all of your worlds manually.)

You can find some additional information on modules, classes, etc. in:


And, of course, let us know if you need any more help and keep us posted on what you are trying to build with Lively :-)!

Best,

- Marko ;-)


PS: I guess you have also seen http://lively-web.org/users/robertkrahn/Lively-101.html. It does not really cover "low-level stuff” can be of good help!


On Jan 13, 2015, at 2:50 AM, Marco Monteiro <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hello!

I've recently started playing with Lively and I have a couple of questions.

I have some helper JS methods that I want to use in different worlds. Currently I install the methods in the world morph and use $world.<method> in my code. I would like to extract these methods into a JS library file and import it into different worlds. By reading other posts in the mailing list, I found that, for example, http://lively-web.org/users/larswassermann/relax.html, loads the http://lively-web.org/users/larswassermann/relax.js file. I want to do the same thing in my worlds. How can I do that? 

I've been exploring and found the Preferences window. In that, I see a bootstrap group, which seems could be something that would allow me to add files JS files to the bootstrap, but when I try to edit the bootstrapFiles property, I get '["core/lively/Migration.js","core/liv...' in the editor, instead of the entire array.

Also, how can I load a generic JS library (for example https://sdk.amazonaws.com/js/aws-sdk-2.1.5.min.js) into the world and have AWS (defined as a global variable in the library) be a global variable in my world?

I think I read in the mailing list an answer to this:

module(<my-module>).requires().requiresLib({
    url: "https://sdk.amazonaws.com/js/aws-sdk-2.1.5.min.js", loadTest: function() { return !!window.AWS; }
}).toRun(function() {

});

if I can load my own library (earlier question).

Is there any documentation or other resources for this kind of (lower level) stuff? For example, how the bootstrap process works, etc.

Thanks.
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Re: Loading JS files into world

Marco Monteiro
Hi, Robert!

I'm on the latest version of Chrome, on Arch Linux.

I have just tested it again. In the world, right-click shows the world menu.
In a CodeEditor, it shows a context menu.  In all other morphs I tried, it
behaves as Ctrl+left-click, showing the halo.

I've tried Lively before, always on Linux, and from what I remember I could
always use rigth-click to show the halo, just like Ctrl+left-click

Thanks,
Marco


On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 12:06 AM, Robert Krahn <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi, Marco --

Right clicking for getting a menu should work and it sounds you experience a bug. I'll investigate. What browser are you using?

Thanks,
Robert

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 1:45 PM, Marco Monteiro <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi, Marko!

Thanks for your help. The second method you described of adding it to my user config worked.

As for the first method (which, as you point out, is what I actually want to use so that the
worlds I create are usable by other users), I have a problem.

When I right click in the module list I just get the morphic halo (the same thing I get when I Ctrl+Left-Click).
If I select the menu from the halo, I cannot see an option to either "add to world requirements" or "add new file".
How can I configure Lively to show the context menu when right clicking? Or what other key combination can
I use to see the context menu?

By going over the Lively-101 again, I can see there that Right click should be
"ignored (some morphs provide a menu on right click)"
 but it's not ignored in my system. Is that makes any difference, I'm on Linux.

By the way, I'm using lively for doing presentation slides that require showing JavaScript code.
I've already created one about web messaging. I'm trying to clean it up so that I can share it on lively-web.org.

The great thing about lively for this use case is that I can create a slide that embeds some code
that I can run while doing the presentation; and then I can show the code. It's great.

I'm using the PresentationController part. I saw the Lively2Lively world from Robert's presentation
(http://lively-web.org/users/robertkrahn/2013-08-17_Lively2Lively.html)  and knew that I want to use that.

I'm very new to Lively, but not to Morphic. I've spent some time in 2004 playing with Squeak and reading up on
Smalltalk. I still have Squeak installed, and boot it up from time to time.

I even played with the original Morphic, in Self, just to see it in the environment where it was invented.
It's very cool.

Funny that Morphic ends up in a language with a heavy inspiration from Self (the prototypes, at least)
even though everyone wants classes instead; even Morphic implementation, it seems,
with it's Object.subclass, etc. :D

Thanks again.

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 5:51 PM, Marko Röder <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Marco -

I don’t think modify the bootstrap.js is what is necessary here. This is only for real core functionality that you would want in any page (also mine, etc.).
Modules are the way to go and as I can see, you already figured out quite a bit. Very good!

To create your own module, open the world menu and go to Tools -> System Code Browser. In the SCB, click on the … next to the two arrows (<, >) and go to your directory. Right click on your directory listing, select “add new file” and choose a name for your module. This will give you a JS (module) file that looks similar to the snippet of your original email. And yes, you can load an external library with exactly this additional requiresLibs() call. Additionally, you can add all the JS methods you want to have in all your worlds inside the toRun(function() { … }) body.
If you still want to attach it to the (current) world, wrap it with lively.whenLoaded(function(world) { … }) and attach it to world.
But you can also create your own classes in that module, add those methods there and reference your class from the calling side.

To make your module a requirement in your worlds, there are two ways.
1) In every world you want the code to run, open the SCB (described above), find the module, right click the module in the listing and select “add to world requirements”. Don’t forget to save the page. The code will be loaded immediately and the next time you load this world.
2) Add it to your user config (so that every world you load, no matter its dependencies) will have it. Open the SCB, go to your user directory and edit the config.js. Either put it in as a requirement in requires('user.yourUsername.YourModule') or inside the toRun function do module('user.yourUsername.YourModule').load(true); (true = synchronous loading).
The drawback here is that only you will run your user config and if someone else tries to load your worlds, those dependencies will be missing. (So I encourage you to use (1) even though it means that you will have to add this dependency to all of your worlds manually.)

You can find some additional information on modules, classes, etc. in:


And, of course, let us know if you need any more help and keep us posted on what you are trying to build with Lively :-)!

Best,

- Marko ;-)


PS: I guess you have also seen http://lively-web.org/users/robertkrahn/Lively-101.html. It does not really cover "low-level stuff” can be of good help!


On Jan 13, 2015, at 2:50 AM, Marco Monteiro <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hello!

I've recently started playing with Lively and I have a couple of questions.

I have some helper JS methods that I want to use in different worlds. Currently I install the methods in the world morph and use $world.<method> in my code. I would like to extract these methods into a JS library file and import it into different worlds. By reading other posts in the mailing list, I found that, for example, http://lively-web.org/users/larswassermann/relax.html, loads the http://lively-web.org/users/larswassermann/relax.js file. I want to do the same thing in my worlds. How can I do that? 

I've been exploring and found the Preferences window. In that, I see a bootstrap group, which seems could be something that would allow me to add files JS files to the bootstrap, but when I try to edit the bootstrapFiles property, I get '["core/lively/Migration.js","core/liv...' in the editor, instead of the entire array.

Also, how can I load a generic JS library (for example https://sdk.amazonaws.com/js/aws-sdk-2.1.5.min.js) into the world and have AWS (defined as a global variable in the library) be a global variable in my world?

I think I read in the mailing list an answer to this:

module(<my-module>).requires().requiresLib({
    url: "https://sdk.amazonaws.com/js/aws-sdk-2.1.5.min.js", loadTest: function() { return !!window.AWS; }
}).toRun(function() {

});

if I can load my own library (earlier question).

Is there any documentation or other resources for this kind of (lower level) stuff? For example, how the bootstrap process works, etc.

Thanks.
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Re: Loading JS files into world

Robert Krahn-4
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Hi, Marco --

The menu issue should now be fixed.

Thanks,
Robert

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 1:45 PM, Marco Monteiro <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi, Marko!

Thanks for your help. The second method you described of adding it to my user config worked.

As for the first method (which, as you point out, is what I actually want to use so that the
worlds I create are usable by other users), I have a problem.

When I right click in the module list I just get the morphic halo (the same thing I get when I Ctrl+Left-Click).
If I select the menu from the halo, I cannot see an option to either "add to world requirements" or "add new file".
How can I configure Lively to show the context menu when right clicking? Or what other key combination can
I use to see the context menu?

By going over the Lively-101 again, I can see there that Right click should be
"ignored (some morphs provide a menu on right click)"
 but it's not ignored in my system. Is that makes any difference, I'm on Linux.

By the way, I'm using lively for doing presentation slides that require showing JavaScript code.
I've already created one about web messaging. I'm trying to clean it up so that I can share it on lively-web.org.

The great thing about lively for this use case is that I can create a slide that embeds some code
that I can run while doing the presentation; and then I can show the code. It's great.

I'm using the PresentationController part. I saw the Lively2Lively world from Robert's presentation
(http://lively-web.org/users/robertkrahn/2013-08-17_Lively2Lively.html)  and knew that I want to use that.

I'm very new to Lively, but not to Morphic. I've spent some time in 2004 playing with Squeak and reading up on
Smalltalk. I still have Squeak installed, and boot it up from time to time.

I even played with the original Morphic, in Self, just to see it in the environment where it was invented.
It's very cool.

Funny that Morphic ends up in a language with a heavy inspiration from Self (the prototypes, at least)
even though everyone wants classes instead; even Morphic implementation, it seems,
with it's Object.subclass, etc. :D

Thanks again.

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 5:51 PM, Marko Röder <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Marco -

I don’t think modify the bootstrap.js is what is necessary here. This is only for real core functionality that you would want in any page (also mine, etc.).
Modules are the way to go and as I can see, you already figured out quite a bit. Very good!

To create your own module, open the world menu and go to Tools -> System Code Browser. In the SCB, click on the … next to the two arrows (<, >) and go to your directory. Right click on your directory listing, select “add new file” and choose a name for your module. This will give you a JS (module) file that looks similar to the snippet of your original email. And yes, you can load an external library with exactly this additional requiresLibs() call. Additionally, you can add all the JS methods you want to have in all your worlds inside the toRun(function() { … }) body.
If you still want to attach it to the (current) world, wrap it with lively.whenLoaded(function(world) { … }) and attach it to world.
But you can also create your own classes in that module, add those methods there and reference your class from the calling side.

To make your module a requirement in your worlds, there are two ways.
1) In every world you want the code to run, open the SCB (described above), find the module, right click the module in the listing and select “add to world requirements”. Don’t forget to save the page. The code will be loaded immediately and the next time you load this world.
2) Add it to your user config (so that every world you load, no matter its dependencies) will have it. Open the SCB, go to your user directory and edit the config.js. Either put it in as a requirement in requires('user.yourUsername.YourModule') or inside the toRun function do module('user.yourUsername.YourModule').load(true); (true = synchronous loading).
The drawback here is that only you will run your user config and if someone else tries to load your worlds, those dependencies will be missing. (So I encourage you to use (1) even though it means that you will have to add this dependency to all of your worlds manually.)

You can find some additional information on modules, classes, etc. in:


And, of course, let us know if you need any more help and keep us posted on what you are trying to build with Lively :-)!

Best,

- Marko ;-)


PS: I guess you have also seen http://lively-web.org/users/robertkrahn/Lively-101.html. It does not really cover "low-level stuff” can be of good help!


On Jan 13, 2015, at 2:50 AM, Marco Monteiro <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hello!

I've recently started playing with Lively and I have a couple of questions.

I have some helper JS methods that I want to use in different worlds. Currently I install the methods in the world morph and use $world.<method> in my code. I would like to extract these methods into a JS library file and import it into different worlds. By reading other posts in the mailing list, I found that, for example, http://lively-web.org/users/larswassermann/relax.html, loads the http://lively-web.org/users/larswassermann/relax.js file. I want to do the same thing in my worlds. How can I do that? 

I've been exploring and found the Preferences window. In that, I see a bootstrap group, which seems could be something that would allow me to add files JS files to the bootstrap, but when I try to edit the bootstrapFiles property, I get '["core/lively/Migration.js","core/liv...' in the editor, instead of the entire array.

Also, how can I load a generic JS library (for example https://sdk.amazonaws.com/js/aws-sdk-2.1.5.min.js) into the world and have AWS (defined as a global variable in the library) be a global variable in my world?

I think I read in the mailing list an answer to this:

module(<my-module>).requires().requiresLib({
    url: "https://sdk.amazonaws.com/js/aws-sdk-2.1.5.min.js", loadTest: function() { return !!window.AWS; }
}).toRun(function() {

});

if I can load my own library (earlier question).

Is there any documentation or other resources for this kind of (lower level) stuff? For example, how the bootstrap process works, etc.

Thanks.
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