By bundling everything into a VMWare appliance, we not only eliminate the hassles involved in getting all of the different pieces of software installed and configured to work together, but we also make it possible to run G.L.A.S.S. on any 64 bit hardware, independent of OS. VMWare provides free virtual machines for Windows and Linux. VMWare Fusion is available for Mac OS X.
When the appliance is booted, GemStone/S and Apache are automatically started giving you immediate access to your Seaside applications. A Squeak development image, pre-configured with all of the Monticello packages needed to run the OmniBrowser-based tools is included in the appliance. The development image can be run from within the appliance, or it can be downloaded to your favorite development machine and connected to the GemStone repository for remote development.
Everything you need for deploying a Seaside application in a nice, neat little package.
We’re in limited alpha public beta for the appliance and the tools. If you are interested in participating in the beta program, download the latest version of the appliance and join our Beta mailing listgo to our G.L.A.S.S. site and sign up.