danielv at netvision.net.il
Mon May 5 10:33:31 UTC 2003
tblanchard at mac.com wrote:
> I sort of agree - there is a lot of work going on and its difficult for
> the core people to absorb it.
> My personal pet desire is to get some kind of date/time/timezone thing
> in there so you could have a couple squeaks on machines in different
> locations and still have coordinated time. The ansi fixes on squeak
> map provide a fairly simple mechanism - I'd like to see them adopted.
> The timezone database is probably a more complete solution, but the
> current Timestamp that downloads with SqueakMap is not solution at all
> because its naive about time zones.
A review of all the different solutions by someone interested,
explaining the trade offs about adding them to the image vs. keeping
them as packages, would probably help. Note that we do have an
add-to-the-image-aversion, since we'd rather be making it smaller, not
bigger, but something might get in IF it is the simplest solution that
could possibly work, and the current solutions is really just broken
(whether most of us notice or not).
> On Sunday, May 4, 2003, at 12:19 PM, <diegogomezdeck at consultar.com>
> > Hi guys...
> > The following is an email I'm thinking to write for weeks.
> > To say it shortly: Squeak is dieing in front of us...
> > Since SqC leaves the "dictatorship" role we don't find the way to
> > continue. Despite the apparent organization and procedures we had
> > created,
> > simply in the last months we was not able to satisfy the expectations.
> > To probe my point just take a look to the amount of fixes waiting for
> > approval and the changes produced by MCP and KCP.
> > Personally, I paused my work in MCP until something happens in our
> > community. I invest most of my free time in Squeak and I don't feel
> > this
> > sacrifice is producing results.
> >> From my point of view We're trying to organize so much, and in the
> >> reality
> > we have pages and pages describing a process (the harvesting process)
> > that
> > don't work. The bureaucracy is killing us. The steps to get a fix
> > approved are, in most of the cases, more difficult and time consumer
> > than
> > the fix itself. We have lists of people with roles (guides,
> > harvesters,
> > etc) but in the reality only a few of them are active and working.
> > We have big problems and I don't feel the community realize of it.
> > Cheers,
> > Diego Gomez Deck
> > PS: I'm talking for my own and my thoughts are not the MCP-team
> > opinions.
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