[squeak-dev] Re: Towards Squeak 4.0 [help needed]

Ronald Spengler ron.spengler at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 18:40:00 UTC 2010

I need a list of requirements if I'm going to lead anything (I don't
know exactly what must be done.) I'd consider it, but I need to make
sure I can get it done before I say yes to that.

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 10:12 PM, Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de> wrote:
> Ronald Spengler wrote:
>> I'm in for team-member. Let's do this!
> Wonderful! How would you feel about leading the effort? (it is really not
> all that much work :-) Me and probably anyone else will be happy to help in
> any way we can but it'd be good if the board had someone who feels
> responsible for getting it done.
> Cheers,
>  - Andreas
>> On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 12:30 AM, Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de>
>> wrote:
>>> Folks -
>>> This is part one of two messages about upcoming releases.
>>> The Squeak 4.0 release is right around the corner. It is the MIT/Apache
>>> re-licensed version of 3.10.2. We are currently in (hopefully final)
>>> discussions with SFC and will soon be ready to finalize matters.
>>> We've talked about the 4.0 release it in the board and effectively we
>>> need a
>>> release manager and/or release team which can take care of the following
>>> actions:
>>> - Add a new welcome screen that explains the new status
>>> - Condense sources so that only relicensed content is included
>>> - Repackage the image for the various platforms
>>> This is straightforward, simple work that can basically be done right
>>> away.
>>> In fact, it might be good to roll a 4.0beta straight from 3.10.2 and have
>>> that available for final discussions with SFC.
>>> Since the work isn't all that much (it can probably be done in a few
>>> hours
>>> on a lazy Sunday morning), this is a *great* way for anyone in the
>>> community, even with relatively little experience in Squeak hacking, to
>>> help
>>> the community along.
>>> Please volunteer for either 4.0 release manager or 4.0 release team
>>> member
>>> role. The board would like to find a community member to take the lead
>>> since
>>> the board will be busy anyway (running for the board takes its toll, the
>>> SFC
>>> discussions take time, and then some of us also would like to get some
>>> hacking done :-) So don't be shy.
>>> Cheers,
>>>  - Andreas


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