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

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Fri Mar 5 15:26:55 UTC 2010

>>>>> "Germán" == Germán Arduino <garduino at gmail.com> writes:

Germán> What would happen if at some point such frameworks start not working on
Germán> Squeak? You (insert the candidate name here) think that Squeak Board/community
Germán> should do anything about it or it is a responsibility of the authors
Germán> of the framework?

I agree with what others have said in this thread.

But let me also add that my vision is that we continue towards some degree of
base compatibility, not just between the Squeak forks, but also with GST and
the Cincom products and GemStone/S and other commercial smalltalks.  If this
can be achieved at the core, that'd be great, but if we can keep up the work
on both tools (Grease, Monticello) and documentation (such as the Seaside
Porters Guidelines) that allow people to write cross-platform tools and
applications, that'll work.

To this end, I see the core Squeak as getting smaller, but possibly broader in
base functionality, with more things being *unloaded and loadable*, such as
the recent effort to replace Traits with a lightweight loadable compatibility
layer.  Yeay!

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