[squeak-dev] Re: [Vm-dev] Re: [Squeak 4.0] RC3 is out

Ken G. Brown kbrown at mac.com
Sun Mar 14 22:10:37 UTC 2010

At 2:31 PM -0700 3/14/10, Randal L. Schwartz apparently wrote:
> >>>>> "Ken" == Ken G Brown <kbrown at mac.com> writes:
>Ken> You had at least two available starting points, 3.10.2 and 3.10.2-build,
>Ken> -buiild was clearly better and available since June 28, 2009 (before
>Ken> trunk).  The fixes and additions to 3.10.2 in -build were clearly
>Ken> documented in the info file on the ftp site,
>Ken> Squeak3.10.2-build/090628-1523/090628-1523_Squeak3.10.2-build.info.  And
>Ken> you all are choosing the one that was inferior as a starting point.
>I think I could find at least a dozen squeak developers here who
>would agree with me that if 3.10.2-build was a fixed point, it's
>a bad name for a release, and if it was a moving point, it would
>be a bad place to start the legal process.
>Had that been released as 3.10.3, or 3.11, your point would have merit.

Bingo! And we should seriously ask ourselves why that has not happened, or some appropriate derivation of it.
And why it could not still be done.
And learn from the past errors and put things in place so similar errors are not made again.

Ken G. Brown

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