[squeak-dev] Re: Harvesters

Göran Krampe goran at krampe.se
Thu Dec 11 22:39:15 UTC 2008


Ken Causey wrote:
> I think Janko is misunderstanding.  I believe when Goran mentioned 'paid
> people' he is referring primarily to Squeak Central in the early days
> who of course were actively funded by Apple and then Disney.  More

Right, that was what I was referring to. More or less Dan and Ted IIRC.

> recently of course others have been able to contribute using time kindly
> provided by their employers (Pinesoft comes to mind as an example) and

Mmmm, but not typically for harvesting, right?

Anyway, my whole point is that it is best if we can find a process where 
the "harvesting part" is minimized. Several of us have wondered if it 
would be better to just have "commit rights" and then fix any problems 
that arise from that - which would imply better tools to "back stuff 
out" - which in turn points towards the idea of multiple streams etc. 
(DeltaStreams and in some ways the mechanisms provided by Installer/Sake 

For example - using Installer you can today point to a fix on Mantis and 
install that changeset as a oneliner. So people can more or less "pick" 
the fixes they think are fine. And if we add some kind of feedback 
system into this then fixes could become "included" if enough people use 

Just thoughts. But the idea of having active "smart" harvesters 
reviewing and integrating fixes from the rest of the community on a 
regular basis is IMHO a tried and failed one.

regards, Göran

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