"slices" of packages (was: A process proposal for 3.10)

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Wed Oct 18 01:17:54 UTC 2006

On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 10:49:11AM -0400, Lex Spoon wrote:
> "Pavel Krivanek" <squeak1 at continentalbrno.cz> writes:
> > Very good notes. This problems are described in the thread with Stef's
> > postmortem analysis
> > (http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/squeak-dev/2006-October/109807.html)
> It is just painful reading Stephane's description of package slices.
> Why not use Package Universes to organize a collection of package
> versions?  There would be a 3.10 release universe.  The release team
> would know the update password, and they could update that universe
> with new package versions as they see fit.

Excellent suggestion.

> Just give me the word, and I'd be happy to set up a server for you to
> experiment with.

I'm not the person doing the work, so I don't get a vote. But if I *was*
the person doing the work, I would be rushing to take up Lex on his offer.


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