4. Upgrading GLASS/GsDevKit Applications

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This chapter describes the additional upgrade step that applies when upgrading an application that is using variants of the open-source Development Kit for GemStone/S 64 Bit (GsDevKit, referred to also as also as GLASS or Seaside) to GemStone/S 64 Bit v3.5.1. The term GsDevKit is used to collectively refer to any of these environments.

The process described here can be used to upgrade repositories using GLASS, GLASS1, the older GsDevKit environment, and tODE. There are a number of possible configurations and there may be additional setup required for some environments. For more background on these environments, see https://github.com/GsDevKit/GsDevKit_upgrade/blob/master/README.md#upgrading-glassgsdevkit-applications-to-gemstone-350

If you are using the most recent version, from github.com/GsDevKit/GsDevKit_home, then you may use the upgrade scripts provided there to perform the entire upgrade, rather than using the instructions in this Installation Guide.

The complete process for upgrading includes the GemStone standard upgrade, followed by additional GsDevKit upgrade. Upgrading GemStone is described in earlier chapters of this Installation Guide; Chapter 2 for version 3.3.x and 3.4.x, and Chapter 3 for upgrade from 3.2.x. You will need to follow the steps in that chapter, which will note the point at which the GsDevKit upgrade takes place.

Upgrade Procedure

The GsDevKit upgrade occurs partway through a standard GemStone upgrade.

To upgrade a GsDevKit/GLASS application:

1.  Ensure that GemStone 3.5.1 is installed and your repository upgraded

You must first follow install version 3.5.1 and follow the instructions in Chapter 2 or Chapter 3, before you can upgrade your GsDevKit application. These instructions will let you know at which point you perform the GsDevKit upgrade.

You should also have confirmed that your application code has been updated as required. We recommend that you install your application code in a test GemStone/S 64 Bit v3.5.1 repository, and verify that your code is working correctly, making changes as necessary. Do this prior to upgrading the data in your application, to ensure the upgrade process will go smoothly.

2.  If necessary, customize the upgrade instructions

There are many ways a GsDevKit or GLASS application may be built, and a variety of packages that can be loaded. The upgradeSeasideImage script will upgrade a hypothetical standard installation, but there may be customizations required in specific cases.

The upgrade is performed by an upgrade script. By default, this is $GEMSTONE/upgrade/createGsDevKit_upgrade.topaz.

The default upgrade script is a file containing topaz commands for the upgrade.

Example 4.1 Default upgrade instructions in createGsDevKit_upgrade.topaz

		at: #GsDevKit_Image_Upgrade
			put: (GsuAbstractGsDevKitUpgrade 
				upgradeUserName: SeasideUpgradeUser).
System commitTransaction

In this script, SeasideUpgradeUser is an internal global that by default resolves to DataCurator.

Customizing upgrade

To create customized upgrade instructions, make a copy of this file, edit the copy, and pass the path to your customized upgrade script file as an argument to the upgradeSeasideImage script.

The following example shows a customized file.

Example 4.2 Example customized upgrade

	at: #GsDevKit_Image_Upgrade
	put: ((GsuAbstractGsDevKitUpgrade 
		      upgradeUserName: 'DataCurator'
		      upgradeSymbolDictName: #UserGlobals)
		bootstrapApplicationLoadSpecs: {
		{ 'Metacello' . 
			'github://dalehenrich/metacello-work:master/repository' } . 
		{ 'GLASS1' . 
			'github://glassdb/glass:master/repository' . 
			#( 'default' 'Base' 'Announcements') } . 
		{ 'Seaside3' . 
			'github://SeasideSt/Seaside:master/repository' . 
			#( 'CI') 			} 
		} ).
System commitTransaction

Further information about LoadSpecs is provided in the comment for $GEMSTONE/upgrade/createGsDevKit_upgrade.topaz.

You may also refer to the example scripts on github, at github.com/GsDevKit/GsDevKit_upgrade/tree/master/bin.

3.  Perform the Upgrade

The GsDevKit upgrade is performed by the script upgradeSeasideImage, which is located in the $GEMSTONE/seaside/bin subdirectory.

Prior to executing upgradeSeasideImage, if you need to do a customized upgrade, you should have set up the upgrade script as described above. This is provided a argument to this script.

upgradeSeasideImage [ -c tempObjCacheSize ] [ -s stoneName ] [ -u gemstoneUser ] [ -p password ] [ -P pathToUpgradeScript ]

-c tempObjCacheSize
set the size of the GEM_TEMPOBJ_CACHE_SIZE; if omitted, default is 100000.

-s stoneName
set the name of the running stone to upgrade; if omitted, default is gs64stone.

-u gemstoneUser
specify the GemStone user name, if seaside was installed as a user other than DataCurator. If omitted, defaults to DataCurator.

-p password
specify the password for gemstoneUser. If omitted, defaults to swordfish.

-P pathToUpgradeScript
path to customized to GsDevKit_upgrade instance creation script. If omitted, $GEMSTONE/upgrade/createGsDevKit_upgrade.topaz.

For example,

unix> $GEMSTONE/seaside/bin/upgradeSeasideImage -s stoneName351

The script will prompt you to press the return key to begin.

The script should complete with the message:

Seaside Upgrade completed. No errors detected.

4.  Load your Application Code

After upgrade has successfully completed, reload your application code.

This should be done for upgrades from 3.3.x and 3.4.x as well as upgrades from 3.2.x.

5.  Complete the Upgrade Process

To complete the upgrade, return to Chapter 2 or Chapter 3 and complete the remaining upgrade steps.

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