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

Ronald Spengler ron.spengler at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 06:29:06 UTC 2010


Part of the reason the kitchen sink is still in Trunk is because we
need to replay all of those changes on the (MIT/Apache licensed)
Squeak 4.0 release, which isn't out yet. In fact, in a Trunk image you
can run [ Smalltalk unloadAllKnownPackages ] and get most of the way
toward a minimal base image (I mean, even the preferences browser is

So while you're pointing fingers, may as well point at me first; as
the 4.0 release team, I'm the single biggest block to modularity until
I ship it:)

BTW, there's a release candidate for 4.0 now. We're getting there!

On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 4:53 PM, Chris Cunningham
<cunningham.cb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 2:30 PM, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My sense is that Squeak cares about it's legacy software, wants to go
>> smaller in a way that keeps most of those "paleolithic" things
>> loadable.  The easiest way to do that, we feel, is to massage it while
>> it's still in the image, make it unloadable, reloadable, THEN unload
>> it, save the smaller image and deploy that as "core".
> Thank you for saying this, Chris.  I've wanted to write this a few
> times, but wasn't sure how to state it.  This is the thing that I like
> most about the current Trunk process - being able to make changes and
> have the person making the change see several of the places that the
> change will impact.  This then allows them to either alter the change
> (if it breaks too many things) or go ahead and fix the other 'modules'
> that it impacts.  (Such as several of N.C.'s commit storms - fixing
> all of the impacted packages when he it fixing bug in the code.)
> Just wish I had more time to contribute to the process.
> -ChrisC

Casey a.k.a. Ron

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