[squeak-dev] I wish retake old good practice
keith_hodges at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Mar 11 11:32:31 UTC 2010
> So, Keith. What is the purpose of squeak-dev mailing list to your
> A place for noob flame wars?
Since squeak is a development tool, squeak-dev is a place for users of
squeak. i.e. Developers that "use" squeak to "develop" things. Hence
the name squeak-dev.
> I'm interested in answer (oh .. looks like we using this list to
The release list, surprisingly is for those who want to develop or
contribute to developing a release of squeak.
I am stuck here because with "cuis", Juan has chosen the honourable
path of being different, but not using the difference as an excuse for
splitting the community.
I want to develop stuff on top of smalltalk, I don't like low level
coding much, but after 4 years looking at the same cruft and lack of
modularity in squeak it is tiresome. There still isn't a process that
enables fixing any of the cruft.
When it comes to the release I have always had one and only one
question that has bee top of my list since August 2006
What is the timeline for replacing FileDirectory, and how are you
going to achieve it, across all forks and all 700+ packages, even one
fork would be a start.
If you cant answer that question then you aren't doing anything I am
interested in. Closures I can do without, fancy graphics I can ignore,
multiheaded beasts are not useful to me, fancy tools I don't need I am
happy with the PackagePaneBrowser, but every time I have to use
FileDirectory I feel the brain-cells dying.
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