What will eventually become squeak? (was Re: What does it take
to buy in to Squeak )
milan.zimmermann at sympatico.ca
Thu Oct 12 03:34:45 UTC 2006
I read the weekly news daily :), it is excellent, thanks for doing it; and
also remember reading your Smalltalk for Java developers tutorial.
On 2006 October 6 12:13, Giovanni Giorgi wrote:
> At the meantime I am focusing on squeak weekly.
> I see a lot of people refactoring squeak and it seems they are already
> well organized.
> I plan a road based on seeding documentation projects to give an
> answer to the question
> "What will eventually become (go) squeak?"
> I will study the most blleding edge projects (like Exupery, Coke etc)
> After that I hope to have a clear vision of where we are going.
> Then I can give you my 2 cents ;) about SqueakCore and how organize the
> All my work will be published on squeak weekly, where you (an others)
> can add their comments quickly.
> As curriculum, I can say I have studied Smalltalk in the last 7-8
> years (mostly VW and Squeak), and I am a professional software
> I have ported Minnestore to VisualWorks
> I am mantaining Celeste.
> I have written a tutorial to "convert" Java programmers to Squeak one ;)
> I have worked in Java in the last 6 years (with pleasure and some hard
> And last but not least I hope to be hired by Google Italy ;)
> On 10/6/06, Milan Zimmermann <milan.zimmermann at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> > On 2006 August 28 10:50, Giovanni Giorgi wrote:
> > > I have little time but I am a Software Architect.
> > > So if you (=the community/board directors) like I can draw some
> > > guidelines for the SqueakCore project.
> > > For instance we can draw together some basic rules for API
> > > deprecation, unit testing and so on.
> > Hi Giovanni,
> > Thanks for commenting, and sorry for my late reply, I marked this thread
> > as "todo", but then never looked back until now, with discussions about
> > Strongtalk, I remembered I left something on my "todo/reply" that is
> > related.
> > I do not have much to add, while I continue liking the idea of defining
> > modularity and well-defined interfaces (and possible interchangeability)
> > between VM[Current, Pepsi, Strongtalk]<-->Core[Current,
> > Spoon]<-->Packages, (which themselves would be loadable/unloadable
> > starting with the "lowest level" such that Tweak/Morphic/NativeUI), I am
> > simply not qualified enough to drive such SqueakCore effort, or have
> > enough time to help significantly. Having said that, if someone, or the
> > board, goes this direction, and such modularization effort is
> > established, I will try to participate and help to the best I can (which
> > may amount to well below 1 cent :) )
> > Milan
> > > Drop me an email :-)
> > > My 4 cents (yes I am a bit more rich :)
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