OT - Squeak and the Broader Software Community
rtg at rochester.rr.com
Sat Jul 8 23:50:55 UTC 2006
My 0.4 release was reasonably solid for Win32, but the Mac version
wasn't as good (partly my fault, partly the state of wxMac 2.5), and the
Linux version wasn't really usable. I'm hoping that the 0.5 release
(coming RSN) will work well on all three platforms.
As for all of the other discussion about wx/gtk/Spoon, I liked Cees'
response the best: Why one UI? There are pros and cons to any UI
toolkit, so the more options there are for Squeak, the more
opportunities there will be to use it. My goal with wxSqueak has been to
keep it compatible with the latest release of Squeak, with minimal VM
changes, and maybe eventually no VM changes at all. And ultimately, it
should work fine with Spoon. But I think it should always be an add-on
package to some Squeak/Spoon core.
Dan Shafer wrote:
> I am going by what Rob said about it. He advised me not to rely on it
> for a project just yet, but I think he's actively working on it again.
> Your news is encouraging. Perhaps Rob is being overly cautious.
> On Jul 8, 2006, at 2:59 PM, Cees De Groot wrote:
>> On 7/8/06, Dan Shafer <dan at shafermedia.com> wrote:
>>> That may be the ultimate
>>> solution for a lot of what i want to do on the desktop, but for the
>>> near term, that won't satisfy my clients and colleagues because the
>>> wxSqueak stuff isn't yet ready to release.
>> Why not? Did you test it? Find issues?
>> I used it for a project last year, and whatever problems we had, they
>> weren't wx-related...
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