Whither Squeak?

stéphane ducasse ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Fri May 19 15:09:37 UTC 2006

On 19 mai 06, at 16:51, Cees De Groot wrote:

> On 5/19/06, Ralph Johnson <johnson at cs.uiuc.edu> wrote:
>> Can you be specific?  What tools?  Can you give stories of how  
>> tools failed you?
> I think Stephane and Marcus, the Brave Two Men who did all the hard
> work on 3.9, have some stories to share. Monticello was one of the
> tools that showed scaling problems when trying to apply it to the
> whole image,

Basically atomic loading and the load time was a problem.
I hope that MC2 will solve that.

Besides that I think that we could cut it and make more modular but  
it requires
time/energy/money :)

> and the second big issue, which is a bit unique to
> Squeak, I think, is that we're trying to deconstruct a living thing:
> we still need to find a way to manage live objects outside the
> image...
>> The difference is that Microsoft pays people a lot of
>> money to modularize Word.
> Yup. That's the issue here - a lot of money...

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