[3.2gamma] re: Tying a ribbon on 3.2

Hannes Hirzel hannes.hirzel.squeaklist at bluewin.ch
Thu Apr 18 07:36:31 UTC 2002

Craig Latta <craig.latta at netjam.org> wrote:
> > Thanks in advance for your help in passing this millstone, er...
> > milestone.
> 	It'll be a legend that lasts a lunchtime! :)

The last stable version was 3.0 done in March 2001. (cf.
A good version before that was 2.8 in September 2000. And Mark Guzdials
book was based on 2.7.

AFAIK there was nothing similar stable in between. So we really, really 
need a good, tested 3.2 version for writing tutorials, articles and
books and we need as well a majorShrink process that works. (cf. my
upcoming email)

It seems instead of lasting for a lunchtime it might well last a year
and serve thousands of users.
For new users it is important that we have tutorials which really work.
A new user can not find its way. The constant change has its advantages
but for learning the downsides are considerable.
I'm sceptic that besides perhaps the Rolodex tutorial John Hinsley did
any others of the tutorials still work.

So it's well worth to put the free-running-hacking attitude away for a
least some time and try to finalize this version 3.2 in a decent way
what is basically the message in Dan's call.  A call to all: please help
testing an finalize.... This has been postponed for a long time (which
in a sense doesn't matter at all) but now we should do the job.


P.S. Not beeing active on this list for more than 3 weeks just means I
was in Africa and didn't have time to follow. It does not indicate a

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