Removing Etoys (was Re: A process proposal for 3.10)

Giovanni Giorgi jj at
Wed Oct 18 13:03:32 UTC 2006

As I have understood, there is a new eToy implementation in progress inside
We can wait until this implementation is a bit stable.
When this will be true, the other part depending from eToy1 will be able to
migrate to eToy2.
After that we can start to deliver an official squeak distribution with
eToy2 and eToy1 side by side.
Then after w ahile we can start to evict eToy1.

This will save some efforts, at cost of a bit larger image (but avoiding
some hours of work can be a good exchange ;)

On 10/18/06, jvuletich at <jvuletich at> wrote:
> Of course.
> That's why I'm asking the Board to decide, or advice.
> Cheers,
> Juan Vuletich
> > As Juan wrote, removing Etoys from Morphic while keeping it both
> > loadable and functioning properly is futile.
> >
> > So either you leave it in, or you consciously give up compatibility
> > with anyone using Etoys now, like the squeakland distribution, OLPC
> > distribution, Smalland, the Spanish LinEx version, the Japanese
> > Nihongo version etc. Already synchronizing Squeakland and 3.8 was
> > hard, nobody has tried yet for 3.9, but this would make it outright
> > impossible.
> >
> > I'm *not* saying you should not do this, but please be aware of the
> > possible consequences.
> >

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