MC in basic
avi.bryant at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 21:20:16 UTC 2004
On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 21:06:45 +0000, Hannes Hirzel <hirzel at spw.unizh.ch> wrote:
> > Really? If it's a distinction I take it that VMMaker, Games, Celeste,
> > Balloon3D, Wonderland, and Scamper are *not* well-packaged and can *not*
> > be unloaded easily. Is that what you're saying? Because otherwise why
> > would we have exactly those in basic and none of the other ones?
> > - Andreas
> I would say the point Avi is trying to make is:
> As SqueakMap, SUnit and Monticello are well packaged they do not
> actually count towards the complexity of the base image. People who want
> an even more basic image can unload them.
> So he is not saying that other official packages are not well packaged.
Yes, that's exactly right. And by the same logic, I would now have no
problem having VMMaker etc in basic either, since they are now (post
3.5) well packaged too - as I said, I don't *care* what's in basic and
what isn't as long as I can trivially unload some of it. Or what's
not in it, since I can trivially load what I need.
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