[squeak-dev] Re: [Election] Candidate list with 11 candidates is
final, 6 days until election starts!
garduino at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 12:02:14 UTC 2010
2010/3/5 Michael Haupt <mhaupt at gmail.com>:
> 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.
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
some packages as important (strategic?).
For example, web development is important to most of Squeak community? Or not?
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