[squeak-dev] Re: [Election] Candidate list with 11 candidates is final, 6 days until election starts!

Germán Arduino garduino at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 12:02:14 UTC 2010

2010/3/5 Michael Haupt <mhaupt at gmail.com>:
> Germán,
> since interoperability was on my list, here's an attempt ... :-)
> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Germán Arduino <garduino at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What would happen if at some point such frameworks start not working on
>> Squeak? You (insert the candidate name here) think that Squeak Board/community
>> should do anything about it or it is a responsibility of the authors
>> of the framework?
> Regarding the role of the board, I refer to the politician thing again
> that was raised numerous times in that other thread. ;-)
> The board should care about these things in my opinion. So how does
> taking care look? Shaping and fostering an infrastructure that allows
> for interoperability / applicability of packages and frameworks across
> systems. That is,
> * find which compatibility layers (like Grease, which Nicolas mentioned) exist,
> * devote special attention to them by writing tests tests tests in all
> available systems and frequently run them,
> * encourage developers to actually use such compatibility layers by
> keeping them up to date.
> Actual developers will have to do something as well, obviously.
> About the community: it should come to a conclusion whether there is
> actual *interest* in having a package available across system
> boundaries. Would the Pharo community like to include Etoys? I doubt
> it, so the Pharo community will have little incentive to drive
> interoperability in this particular regard.
> Best,
> Michael

Thanks by your response Michael!

About your comment on the interest of communities is true, but my question
point to the fact that may be Squeak community/Board should or
shouldn't consider
some packages as important (strategic?).

For example, web development is important to most of Squeak community? Or not?


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