Anybody want to help us Guides fix a process bug? (was: Re: [Fwd: Package Loader version filtering ...

Daniel Vainsencher danielv at
Wed Feb 12 17:20:34 UTC 2003

Not sure I understand what you mean. Note that SM uses categories right,
and SM loader simply checks whether the current squeak version matches
one of those categories for each package. 


"Withers, Robert" <rwithers at> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Daniel Vainsencher [mailto:danielv at]
> > So what we need is this - a patch to SMLoader such that it accepts all
> > packages for it's own version, and, if it's own version ends with
> > 'alpha', also all package for the previous version. Where previous
> > version should correctly handle nonobvious cases like 4.0. 
> > One approach
> > is to store a list of "X's previous version was - Y". Another angle
> > might be a patch to Squeak that remembers what it's previous version
> > was, though I'm not sure that should be in the base image.
> Why couldn't we just present the latest version of any package as being
> suitable for loading in any later version image?  If a package becomes
> outdated, we could 'close' its version stream.
> rob

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