[squeak-dev] Re: Unix updates
David T. Lewis
lewis at mail.msen.com
Thu Dec 17 12:21:06 UTC 2009
On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 09:59:45AM +0100, G??ran Krampe wrote:
> Jos?? Luis Redrejo Rodr??guez wrote:
> >>Please, contact us directly on any outstanding issue, which you think
> >>prevents you from moving forward.
> >>I think we will manage to solve any of them if we will work together as a
> >Great, I just want to add that it would be a good progress having only one
> >Debian version of the squeak packages, updated, and done between all the
> >people who is interested in it. Now there are at least three packages for
> >the same squeak-vm: one in Debian, another in Ubuntu, and another in
> >squeak.org That's simply a waste of resources. Last april I open a
> >collaborative project on https://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-squeak/ ,
> >Both Matej Kosik and Bert Freudenberg have sent emails announcing it, but
> >nobody has joined or apported a line. I think that would be a good starting
> >point but I'm open to any other suggestion.
> Let me just say:
> - Thank you for pulling this work! It is invaluable.
Thanks indeed! This is very important work. It may not be obvious to
everyone reading this list, but I think that managing the packaging
for a Linux distro is really a big job. It requires an understanding
of the haphazard progression of Squeak and VM development, an understanding
of the wide range of platforms (including 32/64 bit and various processors)
supported by the Linux distro, coordination with release cycles for
the distro, and an understanding of license issues. That's quite a
lot to take on, and it is a very valuable service for the large
majority of Squeak users who are more interested in using Squeak
than in trying to figure out how to build or install the software.
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