[squeak-dev] Condensing sources in 4.1

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 16:06:41 UTC 2010

Great idea.  It even sounds like it would provide an explicit
"definition" of what 4.1 is, that is, 4.0 plus these "changes"
(isolated in the changes file).  Excellent..

On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 3:59 PM, Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de> wrote:
> 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?
> Cheers,
>  - Andreas

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