[squeak-dev] Re: [Vm-dev] Re: [Squeak 4.0] RC3 is out
Randal L. Schwartz
merlyn at stonehenge.com
Sun Mar 14 19:01:00 UTC 2010
>>>>> "Ken" == Ken G Brown <kbrown at mac.com> writes:
Ken> It seems incredible to me that anyone would even consider rushing a major
Ken> release showcase snapshot milestone that will exist forever, without
Ken> putting some due care and attention to it.
We're putting plenty of care into it, but the care is not *technical*.
It's *legal* care.
We needed a fixed point for evaluation of the legal status of contributions to
Squeak. 3.10.2 was chosen as the fixed point, being the most up-to-date
release at the time.
We then decided that a condense-sources operation was essential to ensuring
that only currently-licensed code was available in the distribution, and the
right way to do this is a version number bump. (Not repeating the 3.9
It's also convenient to say "squeak prior to 4.0 has license X, squeak after
4.0 has license y".
So the 4.0 is a legal release, and 4.1 (very soon) will be a feature
and bugfix release.
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