O'Reilly Squeak book?
Alan.Kay at squeakland.org
Tue Apr 16 20:24:09 UTC 2002
This sounds like the right approach to me.
At 8:55 PM +0200 4/16/02, Cees de Groot wrote:
>Alan Kay <Alan.Kay at squeakland.org> said:
>>Well, I think a rounded off cut a la "Stable Squeak" should be the
>>target, but with a nice list of minimal criteria for coverage of
>>multimedia, UI, etc. I'm sure that Ruby and REBOL continue to
>>progress, but just not as much out in the open as on the Squeak list.
>>This is where a "Stable Squeak" or "Squeak Foundation" would really
>>help, namely to put out a real release that satisfies "a list" and
>>that then can have a useful subset documented.
>Even without SqueakF, a companion site could hold The Official Version
>With The Book for all platforms. Between writing and publication, you'd
>have a couple of months of testing, polishing, and making sure that a
>really good version is made available there.
>Furthermore, I think that a teaching (oops: learning) and reference
>book on Squeak would have lots of stable places: Smalltalk seems to be
>reasonably stable; if you've been taught the basics of EToys you wont'
>really be surprised at what turns up in a later image. Also, it would
>be relatively easy to plan writing according to a volatility scale, so
>the stuff that's most likely to change is done latest (starting with,
>say, chapters on "history", "objects", "smalltalk the language" etcetera)
>Cees de Groot http://www.cdegroot.com <cg at cdegroot.com>
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