Squeak Roadmap ...
karl.ramberg at comhem.se
Fri Sep 21 23:09:17 UTC 2007
> Where can the community find what the leadership's roadmap and progress for
> Squeak is? I hear from quite a few users - some have even experimented
> themselves - to strip down the Squeak image, allowing users to choose what
> is in their image. Another major change request involves the UI to give
> users at least an option - die-hard Squeakers actually seem to like the
> current ui for some reason :) - to have a more intuitive gui. I reckon
> Squeak needs some public visible roadmap and progress indicator like some
> other open source projects have (Trac?)
Squeak is lacking some tools which can make image stripping and
rebuilding a easy task. Also lot of projects done in Squeak have their
code base so intertwined with various parts of Squeak that separating
them is a humongous undertaking.
> Craig Latta wrote:
>> Squeak's board was elected by the community; it doesn't need
>> quotation marks around it. :) I'm a member of the board, and my view is
>> that yes, a lot of people would like to see major changes to Squeak,
>> many of them contradictory. It is indeed a can of worms.
>> Ultimately, any technical decisions the leadership makes will
>> upset some significant part of the community. As with many communities,
>> this may lead to wildly different decisions as the leadership changes
>> over time, as well as growth and attrition in the community itself.
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