[squeak-dev] Brave New World
keith_hodges at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jan 26 01:27:25 UTC 2010
> I contend that for the latter, it does not matter how the fixed-
> point image was created, just that you continuously build and test
> your application against frequent releases, and work with the
> community to quickly fix any compatibility issues that arise. Isn't
> this true?
It would be lovely, but it just doesn't happen. Ask etoys, cobalt,
sophie, gjallar. They all started large projects and did not find the
time or the effort to track subsequent squeak releases. One problem is
that individual releases were too revolutionary for many, trying to to
do much in one go, this can be helped by release early and often.
More than that the release teams didn't take any responsibility for
the migration path. (e.g. Smalltalk -> SmalltalkImage)
This same problem occurs at a package level too. I am stuck about 150
(or more now) revisions behind in Pier, because my modifications to
pier (which I do keep in a separate package), are effectively (but
accidentally) a fork. In trying to solve the problem, the more I see
the tools, i.e. Monticello as part of the problem. However at present
the solution alludes me.
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