[squeak-dev] I wish retake old good practice

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Thu Mar 11 18:41:35 UTC 2010

On 11 March 2010 13:32, keith <keith_hodges at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> So, Keith. What is the purpose of squeak-dev mailing list to your
>> thinking?
>> 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
>> conversate)...
> 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.

So what is the problem? Write it and use it. Give it away. If somebody
will use it also, its cool,
if not - not your problem.

> regards
> Keith

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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