[squeak-dev] Condensing sources in 4.1

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Mon Mar 29 20:59:05 UTC 2010

Hi -

I just wanted to float an idea that Eliot came up with over lunch. He 
pointed out that it would be good if we could preserve the method 
history from 4.0 but that it also would be good if we could ship with an 
empty changes file. Both of which can be achieved if we'd be condensing 
the changes file *to the end of* the sources file, i.e,

	SqueakV41.source = SqueakV4.sources + Squeak4.1.changes

This has some advantages besides the empty changes file. It allows us to 
keep up with the intermediate stages during the RCs. In other words, for 
the next RC I can make a SqueakV41.sources and the image will be 
"compatible" with later versions of the sources file. In fact, 
SqueakV41.sources would be compatible with with SqueakV40.sources, too, 
so you could link the old sources file to the new one to save space if 

What do people think? Sounds like a plan?

   - Andreas

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