[V3dot9] new 3.9 category for SM

Ken Causey ken at kencausey.com
Thu Aug 17 19:10:34 UTC 2006

I'm confused.  Aren't we mixing two different concepts here?  One being
the image version to which a given package is known to apply.  It just
happens to be that one image version was labelled '3.9alpha'.  The
second concept is the 'quality' (aka Maturity Level) of the individual
package.  In SqueakMap these two concepts are seperate, the first
labelled 'Squeak Version', which includes the choice of
'Squeak3.9-alpha' among others and Maturity level which includes
'Bleeding edge', 'Alpha', 'Beta', etc.  Each package can be labelled
with either or both of these.

Then there is another concept here you seem to want to have applied to
packages which is some sort of official 'blessing' of the package
relative to how well it works in a given image version.  This is
something else entirely, and I'm not sure something that can be easily


On Thu, 2006-08-17 at 19:45 +0200, goran at krampe.se wrote:
> Hi!
> Andrew Chambers <andrew at njoy.name> wrote:
> > I go with the new 3.9 category - which could be "marketed" to just 
> > contain packages which the maintainers have tested and blessed to work 
> > with the squeak 3.9 final.
> > 
> > I agree that the obsolete Squeak3.9-alpha category only be kept around 
> > for a time limited period. During this time period, package maintainers 
> > would have ample opportunity to upgrade their package releases from 
> > alpha to final. At the end of said time period I think that any alpha 
> > packages still left, should be dropped NOT automatically rolled forward.
> > 
> > How long should this time period be? - 6 months, 1 year - you choose.
> 1 year is a round figure. We can be slow sometimes. :)
> > But IMHO I would like to see the squeakmap Squeak3.9 (final) category to 
> > only include quality blessed packages, not alpha packages that may or 
> > may not work.
> > 
> > Andrew
> I agree with your view. Ok, I will fix it.
> regards, Gran
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