[squeak-dev] Condensing sources in 4.1

Nicolas Cellier nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 21:04:29 UTC 2010

2010/3/29 Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de>:
> 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 desired.
> What do people think? Sounds like a plan?

I like the compatibility feature

> Cheers,
>  - Andreas

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