[Newbies] Re: [Scratch] building the scratch image from the source?

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Sep 28 16:53:14 UTC 2012

On 2012-09-28, at 18:27, Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 06:23:39PM +0200, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> This may sound odd, but e.g. the GPL states that sources must be
>> distributed in their "Preferred Form For Modification". In Smalltalk's
>> case, that preferred form is the image. All the code is available and
>> ready to be inspected and modified using Smalltalk tools. It's just a bit
>> different from most other popular programming systems.
> No, it sounds reasonable. I can probably get the Fedora packaging committee
> to okay it. (Which is my agenda is asking this question -- I don't
> _actually_ want to make any modifications at this point.)
> Is the preferred form _just_ the Scratch.image, or is it the image plus the
> SqueakV2.sources plus the src/Scratch.changes file?

All three. Sources and changes are a database of the source code (referenced from the image using absolute file offsets).

Since Fedora accepted Etoys, I see no problem for Scratch.

- Bert -

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