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

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Mon Feb 22 11:26:41 UTC 2010

Ronald Spengler wrote:
> 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.

Just like I said earlier, the list of requirements is very short. We need:
- A version that has the identical code to 3.10.2 and ONLY the code from 
3.10.2 since this is what we have discussed with SFC (requires 
condensing sources)
- The image must have proper licensing information and let people know 
about what happened (i.e., that it's a relicensed version of 3.10.2)
- The image should be packaged properly for the various platforms

That's about all that comes to mind in terms of requirements. Randal - 
are there any other requirements you can think of?

   - Andreas

> 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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