[Seaside] About Seaside 3.0

Julian Fitzell jfitzell at gmail.com
Sun Jul 13 13:50:33 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 8:48 AM, Ramon Leon <ramon.leon at allresnet.com> wrote:
>> Ramon, I couldn't agree more.
>> To justify a major version jump from 2.x to 3.0 we need something
>> radically better. Seaside 2.0 was a complete rewrite over Seaside
>> 0.98. The manpower (and interest?) to start such an endavour seems to
>> be missing currently.
> With 2.9 not even out of the gate yet and 2.8 still the stable release,
> maybe it's a bit premature to be discussing a 3.0.  As long as the core is
> lean, mean, and clean, and there's nothing just jumping out of the community
> that looks like it should be harvested for the core, is there really a need
> push for another version?
> With all of the other Smalltalk's scrambling to support Seaside and bring
> people from their communities in, and the various cross platform issues that
> are likely to keep creeping up, maybe now is better a time to sit back and
> develop some stability and let the community grow a bit without making every
> chase Squeak trying to keep up with the latest version.

Also, the next version after 2.9 can always be 2.10. There's nothing
saying there *has* to be a 3.0 at this point.

I agree it could be a good time to focus on softer issues such as
documentation, deployment, scaling, porting, and so on. Standard
"patterns" may be more useful than "components".


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